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The College of the Canyons theatre department will open its season with a production of “Our House,” running Oct. 5-14 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre.

“Our House” examines the ever-thinning line between news and entertainment. A network executive shifts a popular news anchor to the host of a reality TV show.

Meanwhile, drama unfolds between housemates in middle America: someone ate Alice’s yogurt, and the rent is overdue. When these two worlds collide, “Our House” takes on a media-obsessed culture intent on turning even the most sobering crisis into sexy entertainment.

The production is directed by COC theatre faculty member Susan Hinshaw and written by Theresa Rebeck, creator of the NBC drama, “Smash.”

“Our House is about the blurring of the lines between news, entertainment and reality,” Hinshaw said. “The playwright was quite prescient in writing it eight years ago. It’s straight out of today’s headlines.”

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13; matinees are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 and 14.

Please be advised that this production contains graphic language and adult subject matter.

General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for students and seniors are $6.

Community or school groups interested in attending a performance, or coordinating a backstage tour can email david.stears@canyons.edu.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit the PAC website.

More About the COC Theatre Department
Part of the college’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, the COC theatre department offers a highly regarded transfer program with three-degree options available to students in the field of theatre.

Students interested in attending a COC theatre department performance or learning more about the program are encouraged to email theatre@canyons.edu.

For more information about the College of the Canyons theatre department, visit the department’s web page or like its Facebook page.

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