El Paisano

‘The Vagina Monologues’ and men’s societal failure

The Cast of “The Vagina Monologues” performed a series of gripping stories that empowered and captivated women Thursday, May 4, in the Black Box Theater at Rio Hondo College.

Pete Escobar, A&E Editor

May 9, 2017

Rape, abuse, and sexism; these are some of the hardships women are forced to endure on a daily basis. Upon birth, and as we grow up, we tend to accept the world around us. Adaptability is the grand achievement of the human race; it’s also our biggest downfall. Women, forced into a society that perc...

Mysterium Theater’s presentation of ‘The Music Man’ is colorful whimsy

Mysterium Theater's presentation of 'The Music Man' is colorful whimsy

Diego Crespo, Editor-in-chief

June 29, 2016

Directed by Rio Hondo's own John Francis, "The Music Man" is a charming musical playing at the La Habra Depot Playhouse. When "Professor" Harold Hill comes to town to run a game over the people of River City, he devotes himself to finding out as much about the town's people as possible. Along the way...

‘Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time’ is a refreshing mix of characters and storytelling

'Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time' is a refreshing mix of characters and storytelling

Rose Loza, Staff Writer

May 8, 2016

“Great Scott, old boy!” The Huntington Beach Playhouse opened its first production of the season by introducing fans and audience members to the beloved detective Sherlock Holmes in this humorous adaptation, “Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time.” The play brings together Sherlock Holmes...

Whittier Community Theatre’s ‘Tom Jones’ is a must-watch

Michael Ornelas as Partridge helps the audience engage in melodrama

Diego Crespo, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2016

Theatrical plays have an incredible advantage over film when it comes to telling their stories. Because of the close proximity and real-time performances, there is an immediacy to productions that movies will simply never have. With that in mind, the David Rogers directed version of "Tom Jones" is a pri...

’10 Minute Play Festival’ Highlights

Daniel Rodriguez, Video Editor

October 10, 2012

If you missed out on the '10 Minute Play Festival' then here's quick rundown on a few plays that entertained, and deserve acknowledgment for their well written/witty script as well as some exceptional acting by our fellow Rio Hondo students. To kick things off we have 'Wanderlust,' a story about...

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