Friday, April 22, 2016

Interested in buying a DVD of either the New Play Festival or Almost, Maine?

If so, please follow the link below:

Closing Weekend! (sniff)

It's closing weekend, y 'all! Don't miss this delightful, sexy, heartwarming show featuring 19 City College students. Use the link below to order your tickets in advance, or purchase them at the door. Free parking!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kaitlin Williams as Ginette in Almost, Maine. Photo by Manuel Rotenberg.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Opening night is this Friday, April 15! For advanced tickets, go to Handling charges apply.

John Cariani
Directed by
Ashley R. Kobza
Scenic Design and Painting
Duane Gardella
Lighting and Sound Design
Rob Norberg
Costume Design
Jeannie Galioto
Make-up and Hair Design Supervisor
Andrea Singer

in alphabetical order

Zarar Ameen
Zack Andrews
Apollo Blatchley
Jessica Bravo
Roberto Castillo, Jr.
Latasheanne Cockhren
Sarah David
James LaRose
Steve Leffler
Mobin Maalirad
Natalia Maggio
Marie Malham
Lauren McCarthy
Omar Ramos
Daniel Sosa-Porter
Tomia Taylor
Lucas Thornton
Elysia Vasquez
Kaitlin Williams

Monday, April 4, 2016

Do you have your tickets to Almost, Maine??

Almost, Maine is getting ready to go into tech, and opening night is Friday, April 15. Tickets are $10-15 and you can get them in advance NOW by clicking on 

You're not going to want to miss this one!

Here's the press release for the show:

CONTACT: Katie Rodda
San Diego City College Dramatic Arts Program 
619.388.3088 |

San Diego City College Drama Program Presents
Almost, Maine
Saville Theatre | April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

           SAN DIEGO—March 31, 2016—The San Diego City College Dramatic Arts Program presents the romantic comedy Almost, Maine by playwright and actor John Cariani.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, April 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays, April 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Saville Theatre at City College. The play features nineteen student actors from San Diego City College and is directed by Professor Ashley Kobza.

Almost, Maine is made up of eleven short vignettes whose characters overlap throughout each scene, in the vein of the films Love Actually or Valentine’s Day. Each scene explores different facets of love, including love lost, love won, and the love that got away. A visitor to Almost, Maine might describe the story in the following way: "One clear, cold Friday night, in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same."

According to Director Kobza, “The action centers on the desire to love and be loved.  Each person in this play, like all of us, wants to be loved.  Some of them are certain that they know what that means while others are actively searching for that meaning.”

Kobza explained that, “stylistically, Almost Maine falls into the category of Magic Realism. The play is a realistic comedy and then all of a sudden it’s not. We see this represented throughout the play as characters often deal with or have physical manifestations of their feelings, i.e., a (literally) broken heart and emotional baggage.  I think it’s an interesting choice, to write a play about love in this way, because really love itself is magical realism.” 

The delightful and poignant comedy Almost, Maine promises to be a heartwarming, enjoyable event.
Almost, Maine
Fridays | April 15 and April 22, 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays | April 16 and April 23, 8:00 p.m.
Sundays | April 17 and April 24, 2:00 p.m.

▪City College Saville Theatre
At 15th and C Street in downtown San Diego.  Free parking is available in Lot 8, on the west side of the theatre.

▪Tickets: $10 - 15 cash only, or purchase in advance:
           (+ handling fee).

About San Diego City College
Established in 1914, San Diego City College serves as the educational cornerstone of downtown San Diego.  A 60-acre urban campus, City College serves more than 16,000 students, offering 200 majors and degrees, 500 certificates and 1,800 classes. City College is part of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), the second largest of California’s 72 community college districts, which also includes Mesa College, Miramar College and Continuing Education.  
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