Moorpark College's performing arts fall schedule features hard-hitting drama as well as classical music and modern dance.
On Saturday, a recital by three faculty members kicks off the season. The recital will feature songs performed in German and French. Soprano Marilyn Anderson and tenor John Glenn Paton will be accompanied by Joan Thompson on piano.
The play "Independence" will run Sept. 23 through Oct. 3 in the college's studio theater.
"Independence" depicts a dysfunctional family of a mother and her three daughters. One of the daughters is single and pregnant, the other lesbian and the youngest a "wild child," said director and faculty member Rolland Petrello.
In October, the play "Tracers" (with an all-male cast) explores the Vietnam War from the point of view of veterans.
The play will confront the audience with the psychological impacts of the Vietnam War, said director and faculty member Katherine Lewis, and is intended for mature audiences. After the play, a group of Vietnam veterans will lead discussions on their experiences.
In December, a series of dance and musical concerts are scheduled, including a holiday concert to be performed by the school's choir and an "Evening of Dance" to be presented by the college's dance department.
The productions will be staged in the campus' two performing arts facilities.
For more information about the performing arts season at Moorpark College, call 378-1485.