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GCC starts playing with its 'Backswing'

November 01, 2000

GLENDALE -- "Backswing," written by Samuel Dyches and presented by the

Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department, opens Thursday in the

campus Studio Theatre.

The original play was a finalist in Region VIII of the 1999 Kennedy

Center American College Theatre Festival. The life of a young man trying

to become the next handball champion at a New York City park is

complicated by his brother's return home from prison.

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GCC Theatre Arts Department chairman Ken Gray is the director. The

play has adult language and subject matter.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Nov. 9, 10,

11, 16, 17 and 18. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19.

Admission is $7, $5 for students and seniors. The group rate for 10 or

more is $3. Reserve tickets by calling 240-1000, ext. 5618.

Seats are limited, so reservations are recommended. There will be no

late seating for this production.

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