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Del Mar Drama’s Next Performances of the Comedy, 20th Century, are Nov. 15-17

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

All aboard with comedy jam-packed into train cars as Del Mar College’s Drama program presents 20th Century, updated and adapted by Ken Ludwig, a two-time Olivier award-winning playwright.

The production runs two weekends, Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-17 beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Sue Sellors Finley Theatre located in the Fine Arts Center Building on Del Mar College’s East Campus on Ayers Street.

The Nov. 9 opening night is DMC Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night with free admission with a valid ID for faculty and staff. The Nov. 15 performance is Student Appreciation Night with free admission for all area students with a valid ID. Both appreciation nights include a post-show reception. A cash bar is available only during opening night, Nov. 9.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $6 for seniors, military, and DMC faculty and staff; and $3 for DMC students with a valid ID. Box office opens one hour prior to each performance. Advance tickets are available online at www.delmar.edu/dramaFor more information about the production, contact Del Mar Drama at 698-1216 or drama@delmar.edu.

20th Century is rated PG-13 for slightly suggestive content and is for mature audiences only. No children under age 6 are permitted with other ages allowed at the discretion of the parents or guardians only.

This hilarious adaptation of the classic comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur is a story about desperate and bankrupt Broadway director Oscar Jaffe, who is determined to persuade former lover Lily Garland, the chorus girl transformed into a temperamental Hollywood actress, to appear in his next show that will surely save his career.

Set in the observation car of the legendary and luxurious 20th Century Limited speeding train traveling from Chicago to New York City, Oscar will do anything to get Lily back under contract and back in his bed, but his former protégé will have nothing to do with him, ignoring his advances, both professional and personal. Oscar attempts to accomplish this feat while outwitting rival producers, creditors and a religious fanatic. The problem is he only has 16 hours to succeed before the 20th Century Limited reaches New York City!  Otherwise, it’s the end of the line for Oscar if he fails.

For more information about the College’s Drama program, visit www.delmar.edu/drama.

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.