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Ohlone College play picked for Humboldt festival

By Staff Reports.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011—Reprinted from Inside Bay Area.

Fremont—The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has invited Ohlone College's theater department to perform this month at Humboldt State University in Arcata.

Ohlone will perform "The Time Machine: Love Among the Eloi" at the Western Regional Conference at Humboldt on Feb. 16. It is one of only four productions, and the only one by a community college, selected to represent colleges and universities in the nine western states.

The others were "Xtigone," produced by Cal State East Bay in Hayward; "Angels in America—Millennium Approaches," by Saint Mary's College in Moraga; and "UP," by the University of Idaho.

Written by Edward Mast and adapted from H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine," "Love Among the Eloi" focuses on a future world of young, athletic inhabitants where every earthly need is met. Time traveler Henry thinks it's paradise until he uncovers a horrific secret.

Started in 1969, the Kennedy Center festival is a national theater program allowing 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide to develop their skills.

Festivals are held in January and February each year in eight regions around the country, offering workshops and award programs. The Humboldt festival will be held Feb. 14 through 18.

"Love Among the Eloi," which ran at Ohlone from Oct. 29 through Nov. 13, will return before the festival for one performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 11, at the Jackson Theatre, Smith Center, 43600 Mission Blvd.

Tickets cost $20 for general admission or $15 for students and seniors. The production is recommended for audiences over age 13.

For more information or to buy tickets, call the box office at 510-659-6031 or go to

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