‘It’s Ridiculous!’ Rhinoceros Play Comes to Palomar Theater
Nov13

‘It’s Ridiculous!’ Rhinoceros Play Comes to Palomar Theater

Set in a small French town, it seems as though everyone is transforming into a Rhinoceros. A play full of abstract and funny allegories, Eugene Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” mimics the struggle of finding oneself in a mist of chaos, when many characters begin to fall under the power of the metamorphosing rhinoceroses. The play exposes the limitations of logic, morality and conformity. The play will run at Palomar’s Studio Theatre starting...

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Students diversify performing arts dept
Oct05

Students diversify performing arts dept

by Seji Gaerlan and Justin Gonzalez Palomar College’s international students come from various countries to further their training in the performing arts with the hopes of becoming successful entertainers. “In college, I didn’t expect this much high level freestyle and choreography,” Leo Nishimura, a 20-year-old dance major from Japan, said. “I just came here to learn some basics.” Students like...

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A distopian future arrives in season opening play
Oct01

A distopian future arrives in season opening play

Palomar’s young thespians stagger amongst one another in a blacked out theater before the premiere of this season’s opening play. Michael Mufson, director at Palomar College, stood with an heir of authority and spoke with affection. The time was just shortly after expected and close to the beginning of practice. The young thespians were gathered around an odd structure–it looked like if contemporary art and a staircase...

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Clybourne Park addresses social segregation
May16

Clybourne Park addresses social segregation

“Clybourne Park” reflects upon gentrification and how the American opinion of race has changed over the decades. Palomar College’s Studio Theatre presents “Clybourne Park.” The satirical play is introduced in two acts in the course of 50 years. The generous space of a “Clybourne Park” home in Chicago suburbia welcomes act one. In act one the audience is introduced to the main occupants of the...

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Music duo is walking on a dream at Concert Hour
Apr18

Music duo is walking on a dream at Concert Hour

Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton, a musical duo, released an album titled “Dream Walkin” (2015) that was nominated for the Best Jazz Recording at the 2015 SD Music Awards. The duo was featured in Palomar’s Concert Hour on April 13 at the Howard Brubeck Theatre. Sprague and Patton performed re-interpretations of songs from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and Djavan. Their style combines a variety of different musical...

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Islam shown in a new perspective through Palomar play
Apr11

Islam shown in a new perspective through Palomar play

Palomar college’s most recent play aims to change the negative perception toward Muslims. Palomar’s Theater Arts professor Michael Mufson has directed an adaptation of Yussef El Guindi’s “Ten acrobats in an amazing leap of faith,” with the intention of bringing light into the everyday lives of Muslim Americans and encourages people to alter their negative perception toward the Islamic religion. The play...

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