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March 26, 2013 (El Cajon) -- A one-act play exploring the human condition and a performance employing the magic of Mask Theatre and movement will be performed April 5 and 6 at Grossmont College, both as fundraisers for the theatre arts program.

Brian Rickel, Grossmont College theater arts instructor, will portray 14 different characters in, “Judevine: A Solo,” at 7:30 p.m. April 5, in a performance that contains adult themes and language. Originally written by David Budbill as a two and three-act play, “Judevine” uses a collection of vignettes and monologues to portray 24 different characters. Directed by Kari Hayter, Rickel’s adaptation draws from both versions of the play and a book of poetry, on which the play is based.

Jerry Hager, Grossmont College theater arts instructor, will perform two original works in, “Stories That Come to Mime” at 7:30 p.m. April 6, with special guest performer Joshua Sprague, a Grossmont College theater arts student.

“Love,” a romantic comedy, features two middle-aged people looking for love who arrange a rendezvous only to discover a startling surprise. Their adventure opens the door to a new chapter in their lives. The story of “Life,” loosely based on Shakespeare’s “All the World’s a Stage,” tells the journey of eight (8) lives through Mask Theatre artistry. Hager creates and performs life’s ups and downs, rewards and challenges through his masked characters.

Tickets for each performance are $20 for general admission and $10 for Grossmont College students with identification. The tickets can be purchased through the box office at (619) 644-7234, or online at: All major credit cards are accepted. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for cash only one hour prior to both of the performances.

Both performances will be at Grossmont College in Building 26, Room 220. Parking is free. Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. For driving directions and a campus map, visit “campus information” at:

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