Dylan Waite's THE SEANCE to Premiere at Sonoma State University, 3/7-30

Dylan Waite's THE SEANCE to Premiere at Sonoma State University, 3/7-30

Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance continues its "Water Works" performance season with the premiere of "The Séance", the first SSU student-written play featured in department's main season. "The Séance" by Dylan Waite will be directed by Jon Robin with dramaturgy by Celine Delcayre.

Sex, weed, and tacos abound in Fresno when Alex, a college student, comes to arid Fresno for the funeral of her sometime lover (also named Alex) and searches for a way to honor her memory. "The Séance" is an often comic mosaic of personalities who struggle against the harsh environment of a literal and spiritual drought.

Student playwright Dylan Waite's written works have been presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Sonoma State University's "Super Mega Molten Hot Lava New Play Festival." Waite also created the "Midnight Theater" series presented at Sonoma State University.

The production will run March 7 to March 10 and March 27 to March 30, 2013. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7; Friday, March 8; Saturday, March 9; Thursday, March 28, Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. All performances take place at Studio 76, Ives Hall. Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, Calif.

Tickets are $10 to $17. Sonoma State University students are admitted free for all performances. Pre-order or reserve tickets through the box office at 707-664-2353 or online at www.sonoma.edu/tix. School of Performing Arts Box Office. Hours: Monday thru Friday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Ives Hall on SSU Campus.

PARKING: After entering the main entrance of Sonoma State University, turn right. Use Parking Lot E or Parking Lot F. Parking permits are required at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots. The fee is $5. Use ramp to the left of Parking Lot E to access the main entrance of Evert B. Person Theatre.

For more about the Water Works series, visit www.sonoma.edu/waterworks. And check out a promo video for The Séance HERE.

Pictured: Hana Casita, Alexx Oddenino, David O'Connell and Christian Million. Photo by Linnea Mullins.

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