Haley Parry


Haley Parry, 17, sings "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service during the 18th annual Santa Monica Festival at Clover Park on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

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Lizard Fish

Lizard Fish performs at Venice beach during the 2009 Venice Beach Summer Fest on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009.

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The Good Woman of Szechwan

"The Good Woman of Szechwan" - Bertolt Brecht's parable about atruism, morality and capitalism - will be presented Dec. 4-13 at Santa Monica College.

    Brecht's play follows a young prostitute in Szechwan, China who struggles to lead a life that is "good." She opens a business, but her moderate success places her in jeopardy from her greedy fellow citizens, so she "invents" a male cousin who becomes a cold and stern protector of her interests.

    The play, originally called "The Good Person of Szechwan," explores contemporary morality and altruism in social and economic terms, particularly in the context of capitalism.

    The Theatre Arts Department production is in the SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. An additional 2 p.m. matinee is added for Saturday, Dec. 12. A preview is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.   

    Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for SMC students and employees with I.D. Tickets for the preview are $8. A $1-per-ticket service charge is added.

    Call (310) 434-4319 or go to www.smc.edu/eventsinfo. Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.

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Nathan Ota's piece is entitled "Robo Baby."

This piece, by Marian Winsryg, is included in the upcoming Art Faculty Show at SMC

Marc Trujillo's painting is "7868 Van Nuys Boulevard."

The Santa Monica College Faculty Art Show, featuring a wide range of works in various media, will be at the college's Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery Nov. 10-Dec. 5.

    The opening reception is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 in the gallery, located in the SMC Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street.

    Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (310) 434-3434 or go to http://www.smcbarrettgallery.com.

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Synapse Dance Theater


In this image, two dancers are seen as four, in different positions. On the left is Monica Thibadeaux and on the right is Sierra French. Both dancers will appear in the Synapse Dance program Nov. 6 & 7.

Photo by Charles Mark-Walker

   The innovative and widely praised Synapse Dance Theater, the contemporary dance ensemble at Santa Monica College, will present a program of new work at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at the Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street.

    The concert repertory includes modern dance, jazz and film pieces inspired by nature, war and human relationships. There are dances that vent anger, express loneliness, offer praise, explode with urban energy, and capture zany interludes inherent in theater and life in Los Angeles.

    Styles include modern dance, hip hop, dance on camera, jazz dance, punk ballet, praise dance and an on-site dance event transposed to the stage.

    The program will feature works by Synapse Artistic Director Linda Gold, as well as guest and faculty artists Meri Bender, Ron Brown, Jeff Crum, Youn Hee Choi, Sean Greene, Anglea Jordan, Jae Lee, Rachel Lopez and Jackie Lopez. Also creating new repertory are Synapse choreographers Tatiana Almerud, Nicole Berger, Jennifer Montgomery, Kristina Sabato, Mari-Liis Tischler, Jenny Wirdenius, and Ji Hae Yoon.

    Synapse has earned a reputation for artistic excellence and innovation since it was founded 35 years ago. The student troupe has performed throughout the nation, including the Electric Lodge in Venice; the Cast Theater in Hollywood; the Getty Center in Los Angeles; and American College Dance festivals in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, California and New Jersey.

    Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for SMC students and senior citizens.  Tickets sell our quickly, and advance purchase is strongly recommended. Parking is free. For tickets, go to www.smc.edu/eventsinfo or call (310) 434-3000.

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