LAMC to Host Melancholia

Posted on: 9/4/2022

In partnership with the Latino Theater Co., Los Angeles Mission College is proud to host Melancholia, an Iraq war-themed theater production that examines the effects of combat fatigue, shell shock, and PTSD.

Twenty students from the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, directed by Latino Theater Company artistic director and UCLA emeritus distinguished Professor José Luis Valenzuela, will tour new performances of the Latino Theater Lab-created production.

Devised and written through a process of research, improvisation and the exploration of new theatrical expressions, Melancholia is a highly stylized performance work about a young Latino marine who, having returned home from the Iraq war, struggles to reconnect with a world that no longer makes sense. The original production premiered at The Los Angeles Theatre Center in 2007 before traveling to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was revived by the Latino Theater Company in 2013 to rave reviews.

Los Angeles Mission College will host the production Thursday, Sept. 22; Friday, Sept. 23; and Saturday, Sept. 24. All performances begin at 7 pm, and will take place in an outdoor tent in the CSB parking lot.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10. Reserve your tickets today!

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