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Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents WAITING FOR THE PARADE


Set in Calgary during World War II, five women gather to work for the war effort while men they love are away. The women discover their own battles as they respond to civilian life during the war.

This portrait of a bygone era features vignettes, monologues and musical interludes from 1940's which underscore the women's stories and struggles.

"Waiting for the Parade" highlights dynamics and tensions; reflects the paradox of war; and demonstrates how perseverance and character is revealed under the pressure of extraordinary circumstances.

Featuring Katee Drysdale, Anna Leach, Kat Ray, Emily Rice and Valerie Ruiz. Directed by Danielle Cain

Show dates are Oct. 13 to Oct. 23, 2016 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; Saturday, Oct. 15; Thursday, Oct. 20; Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14; Sunday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 23

Sonoma State University students receive two free tickets to every show with a valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University Faculty, Staff and Alumni; and $17 general admission. On special "Friends and Family Nights," all tickets are $5 with free admission for SSU Faculty, Staff and Alumni. Three free 10 a.m. matinees are offered to visiting K through 12 student groups.

Tickets available at:

Sonoma State University, Studio 76 / Ives Hall , 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928

From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available.

Admission prices from $5 to $17. Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University Faculty and Staff; and $17 standard admission. "$5 Friends & Family Night" on select Thursdays (and two Fridays) feature $5 admission for all ticket buyers. SSU faculty and staff receive free admission at these performances.

The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email

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