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PCPA to perform 6 plays in 6 weeks virtually

Posted at 6:58 PM, Sep 17, 2020

The Pacific Conservatory Theater (PCPA) in Solvang is back since cutting short its performance of Julius Caesar in March.

PCPA plans to perform six plays in six weeks on Zoom.

The plays are being streamed September 18 through October 24.

Actors and actresses will read from their own home in a format known as interplay.

The audience will be able to interact with the performers through the Chat feature on Zoom.

"What you're used to seeing on the screen is film or TV and the primary medium of those things is pictures, but the primary medium of a play or theater is actually language, so what it does is it requires more imagination, more imagination and a collective imagination from everybody who is listening and watching," said Emily Trask with PCPA.

Each play will stream twice, first on Friday at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

You can purchase admission to a Zoom play for $5 online or by calling the box office at (805) 922-8313.

Here's a play schedule:

The Agitators
By Mat Smart

Friday, Sept. 18 - 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 19 - 1:30pm

The Thanksgiving Play
By Larissa FastHorse

Friday, Sept. 25 - 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 26 - 1:30pm

The Tall Girls
By Meg Miroshnik

Friday, Oct. 2 - 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 3 - 1:30pm

Things I Know To Be True
By Andrew Bovell

Friday, Oct. 9 - 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 10 - 1:30pm

Mother Road
By Octavos Solis

Friday, Oct. 16 - 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 17 - 1:30pm

Alabama Story
By Kenneth Jones

Friday, Oct. 23 - 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 24 - 1:30pm