Opinion: Allow wonderful CCC theatre experience to continue
Recently I read about financial constraints facing Clackamas Community College. I want to voice my support for the Theatre Arts program. Along with family and friends, I have enjoyed imaginatively staged, well-acted performances as well as wonderful art displays.
Community access to these events is easy. Ticketing is online, not complicated. Frankly, with provision for student pricing, ticket prices could be raised a bit for the community audience. In addition, performances may not be well marketed. I'm aware of them by word of mouth.
The theatre itself is in the round, not a proscenium stage with a curtain. Seating, as well as staging, is vertical, not horizontal, providing an intimate experience, not one separated by distance.
I live in a nearby town and find the drive to Oregon City less taxing than the trip to Portland for an evening's entertainment. A performance can be followed by a drink or snack at a McMenamins or the Stillhouse, an English pub with a scotch menu, to name just two.
The Theartre Arts program, an opportunity for student exploration and experience, would be missed by theatre audiences throughout the area. I'm hoping the CCC board will allow this wonderful community experience to continue.
Carolyn Robb is a West Linn resident.
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