These events are scheduled May 18-20, 2023.

Two Pacific Conservatory Theatre productions, including a world premiere, are set for two performances each over one weekend May 18-20 in the Seversen Theatre in Santa Maria. Society: The Devised Peace, an original work created by its cast, is a passionate, political, and fiercely intelligent theatrical journey for connection. Amélie is a musical based on the film of the same name.

Society: The Devised Peace examines how polarizing and divisive assumptions remove us from our humanity. Written by Audrey Cirzan and Julia Mae Abrams, Amber Busse, Maurus Dumalaog, Elizabeth Martinié, and Faith Lennon Richter, the play is directed by Richter and takes the stage on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Amélie, directed by Paul Marszalkowski, presents the story of an imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner. Amélie (played by Ella Serrano)covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Show times are Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

Conservatory Rep productions are self-produced by students who collaborate with PCPA directors and designers. Show sponsors are Linda Stafford Burrows and Richard & Cathy Luckett.

Tickets to each performance are just $10.