The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents a Directing Showcase on June 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m., with an additional matinee on June 22 at 2 p.m. in the Little Theatre of the Performing Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The show includes four one-act plays, with three directed by MJC students and one directed by Lynette Borelli-Glidewell, MJC professor of theater.
Originally scheduled at the West Campus, construction at the Blue Gum Avenue location has prompted a change to the East Campus site.
Marc Kindley is directing “The Boor” by Anton Chekhov. In this play, a widow, still grieving for her unfaithful husband seven years after his death, is confronted by a man to whom her husband owes money.
Andrew Brown is directing “Interior: Panic” by Tennessee Williams. This one act is a rough draft to “A Streetcar Named Desire” and offers a rare look into the playwright’s early writings.
Erin Isaacs is directing “Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit” by Jonathan Rand. The comedy is mash-up of Law and Order meets classic fairy tale characters for an investigation into “who done it.”
Professor Borelli-Glidewell is directing “The Dutchman” by Amiri Baraka. Set on a New York subway, a white woman provokes a black man in this powerful drama that can be seen as an allegory depicting race relations.
Tickets are $11 general admission and $9 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.mjc.tix.com and will be available at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance. Some of the content includes mature themes and language that is not suitable for children under the age of 14.