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Santa Ana College to Produce Theatrical Adaptation of One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories

Production runs from April 13-15

Santa Ana, Calif. – In collaboration with the Santa Ana Theatre Arts Department, Santa Ana College will celebrate reading and writing with a fully staged adaptation of One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories, April 13-15.

For nine years, SAC has held a Book of the Year program. This year, the production of One will highlight the many voices and stories from around the world in need of being heard.

Seven short stories have been selected by Orange County playwright and SAC adjunct professor William Mittler (Snow Angels, TicklePants, Paradise) for this special weekend of theatre. The text reflects the concept of universal humanity and the inherent need for voices from various backgrounds to be heard. The stories range from love in a suicide chat room to the silence of old age and are told through the use of storytelling, dance, shadow puppetry and song.

“Every voice needs to be heard,” said playwright Mittler. “Every heart needs to be loved. Everyone needs to listen. The purpose of One is to help students find new ways to access literature and be involved in the interpretation of the text.”

Who: Santa Ana College and the SAC Theatre Arts Department
What: One, a fully staged adaption of One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories featuring original music and choreography by SAC students
When: Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15. The show on Friday, April 13 is at 7:30 p.m.; shows on Saturday, April 14 are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Ana College Philips Hall Little Theatre, 1530 W. 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Tickets: $10 available at

The One cast includes: Oscar Arias (Orange), Charlie Castaneda (Tustin), Astrid Ceren (Anaheim), Giovanna Clark (Arequipa, Peru), Itzel Contreras (Anaheim/Santa Ana), Atzin Farias (Sacramento), Jacqueline Flores (Santa Ana), Isabel Gomez, Kiran Gonse (Orange), Alex Gonzalez (Santa Ana), Chelsea Ham, Manuel Hernandez (Costa Mesa), Sophie Joan, Timmie Luc (Anaheim), Ashley Markey (Costa Mesa/Tustin), Emma Rivera (Santa Ana), Juan Ruiz (Distrito Federal, Mexico), Brenda Sandez (Ensenada, Mexico), and Phoebe Segales (Cerritos).

The following stories have been adapted: Jhynpa Lahiri’s The Third and Final Continent, Elaine Chiew’s Leng Lui is for Pretty Lady, Henrietta Rose-Innes’ Porcelain, Sequoia Nagmatsu’s Melancholy Nights in a Tokyo Cyber Café, Konstantinos Tzikas’ A Boy and His Kite, Adetokunbo Gbenga Abiola’s The Albino and Martin A. Ramos’ The Way of the Machete.

One leads directly into the launch of playwriting and directing classes at SAC this fall. Next spring, student directors and playwrights will showcase their work in a collaborative production, providing a voice to the community and a place for those voices to be heard.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503