Television Type Sets Used For 'Act Four'

Fullerton College Hornet  - Staff Writer - Friday, February 17th, 1961

"Act Four," a group of four one-act plays, will be presented by the FJC Drama Department, under the direction of Mr. George Archambeaut, drama instructor, on Feb. 23, 24, 25, and March 2, 3, and 4. At 8 p.m. in the little theatre on Harvard Ave.

The first act "The Dancers", by Horton Foote was originally a television play. It has therefore presented problems on the small stage. Television techniques have been utilized in that there is a multiple setting which views four areas of the town simultaneously.Scene changes will be done by lighting the various areas. This enables the small stage to change quickly from one set to another

"The Tiny Closet," by William Inge is the second act and is directed by Dick Odle, Associate Student Body Commissioner of publicity. This act will utilize the same basic platforms.

"The Lady of Larkspur Lotion," by Tennessee Williams will utilize a framentary setting representing a run-down hotel in New Orleans French Quarters. This set will be inserted in the basic platform stage.

The final play "Appollo of< Bellac," by Jean Giraudoux, a twentieth century playright, will again be presented on the basic platform with addition of stylized set pieces.

This comedy employs a comedy technique to tax the amateur talents of the drama department thespians.

Theater going has been an important element in the education and understanding of man's problems for over 2,000 years. It is hoped that the students, faculty and members of the community will support the efforts of the drama department to establish a living theater of consequence in the community, says Mr. Archambeault. FJC drama instructor.