Shasta College Theatre Arts Department

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Now accepting enrollment: THTR81- This course focuses on how to interpret, analyze and develop scripts with an emphasis on generating ideas, plot structure and development, creating dynamic characters, theme, dialogue and stage design. Students apply these tools and write their own 10 minute script while learning to give and receive constructive feedback from peers. 


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REDDING, CA   This March, Shasta College is producing Peter Nichols' dark comedy A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. The play centers on a British couple, Bri and Sheila, who are struggling to save their marriage while trying to raise their only child, a small girl named Josephine, who suffers with cerebral palsy. Caring for her has occupied nearly every moment of her parents' lives since her birth, taking a heavy toll on their marriage. Bri and Sheila use humor and comedy to process the journey of being parents of a disabled child. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is a hilarious and a moving look at love and marriage. Written by Peter Nichols in 1967, the play comes from the playwright’s own experiences of caring for his own son. The play is frequently revived and won the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1985.

Auditions for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg will take place at 6:00pm on January 16th and 17th, in room 522 on the Shasta College main campus. Please meet in the Theatre Lobby for this event. Prepare a one-minute monologue. Characters in the show range from ages ten to seventy—everyone in the community is encouraged to audition!

Performance dates are March 9th-10th and 15th-17th at 7:00pm, with two matinée performances on March 11th and 18th at 2:00pm. All performances are at the Shasta College Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. The production is directed by Dr. Gregory Thorson, with David Fraser as the set designer, lighting by Eddie Sadler, costumes by Hilary Fahey, and hair and makeup by Matthew McDonald. For more information, call (530) 242-2369.


The Shasta College Theatre Arts Department operates 12 months a year.  Its activities include: offering classes, producing plays and musicals, promotion and box office, and program development. The Theatre Arts Department offers a variety of theory, production and technical theatre classes. The department features two main stage productions each academic year and a vigorous Summer Theatre Festival of popular musicals and comedies. Auditions are held at the beginning of each term and are open to members of the community. Rehearsals are scheduled during the evenings and on weekends. Technical theatre activities occur daily. Community involvement is very welcome. For additional information, call (530) 242-2369.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​