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College actors produce drama with adult themes

November 06, 2004

JOYCE RUDOLPH

Glendale Community College drama students are flexing their creative

muscles with the production "What's Wrong with Angry?," written by

Patrick Wilde.

The play is about a young gay man, Steven Carter, attending

English Martyrs School for Boys and harboring feelings for the

unattainable school soccer superstar John Westhead. His story is

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filled with laughter, music as well as anger.

Ken Gray is the director of the Theatre Arts Department

production. The cast features Karl Simon Vahlne as Steven. Now a

Glendale resident, Vahlne hails from Sweden. The role of John is

played by Richard Sharrah of Glendale. He comes to GCC from Oklahoma.

Dad is portrayed by Rich Scolari of Tujunga, who is also the sound

designer and assistant director. Mum is played by Christy Cassel of

Montrose. She has appeared on TV shows, such as "Seinfeld," "Melrose

Place" and "Baywatch," and in movies that include "As Good as it

Gets" and "Boogie Nights."

Other cast member are Glendale residents Raymond Lee, Ben

Magallanes Jr., Chris Narimani, Matt Waters and Alex Wooten. Jennifer

Ullrich of La Crescenta, Brian Dembkoski of Los Angeles and Burbank

residents Jennifer Bordwell, Steve Ramos and Dante Rizzo are also in

the cast.

Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating in

the college auditorium Studio Theatre. There is no late seating.

Tickets are $10, $6 for students and seniors, and $4 each for groups

of 10 or more. For reservations, call 240-1000, ext. 5618. This

production contains adult language and subject matter. Performances

are at 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional performances are at 8

p.m. Thursday through Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 and at 8 p.m. Nov.

18, 19 and 20.

SPECIAL EVENTS

DESCANSO BLOOMS

JAPANESE FESTIVAL

The grace and style of the Far East will be honored during the

Japanese Garden Festival today and Sunday at Descanso Gardens.

A suiseki (water stone) exhibit and an annual chrysanthemum show

and sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. A family Taiko

drumming classes will be offered from 2 to 2:45 p.m. and from 3 to

3:45 p.m. today on the Main Lawn. Registration will open at 10:30

a.m. today.

Japanese Dancers from the school of Madam Fujima Kansuma will

perform traditional dances at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge

For admission information, call 949-4200 or visit

www.DescansoGardens.org.

VERDUGO HILLS ART

GROUP HAS SHOW

Lorraine Ruby received the Best of Show for her watercolor

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