Theater students to perform 'Rimers of Eldritch'

NORWALK - "The Rimers of Eldritch," a classic piece of American literature, will be presented as a play by the Cerritos College Theater Department March 2-11 at the Burnight Studio Theatre."The Rimers of Eldritch" is a portrait of a decaying Bible Belt town - Eldritch, Mo. - that once was a prosperous coal mining community, now "population about 70." In Eldritch, sin hides behind a facade of Christian morality and people who don't conform to their neighbors' standards live in isolation. Over three seasons - spring, summer and fall - a man is murdered and a woman tried for it, lovers come together and fall apart, bored teenagers search for adventure and escape, and families hide conflicts behind closed doors. Their stories blend together seamlessly in a nonlinear collage of events, relationships and secrets. The story focuses on the murder of town hermit, Skelly, by a woman who mistakenly thought he was committing rape when he was trying to prevent it. Presiding over the trial is the sanctimonious local preacher, a hypocrite who instills fear of hellfire and eternal damnation over his congregation. The play contains strong language and mature themes. Pre-sale tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students, faculty, staff, students and seniors. Tickets will also be sold at the door. For show times, or to purchase tickets, go to or call (562) 467-5058.

********** Published: February 9, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 43