About The Incomplete Life & Random Death of Molly Denholtz

When somebody dies, what's the right thing to say? What are you supposed to do? How are you supposed to feel? Nobody really knows the answers to these questions, and they hang in the air of a high school when a student dies suddenly in a car accident. As the memorial service approaches and rumors fill the hallways, everyone navigates how to grieve a girl they knew in very different ways: a now-distant elementary school friend struggles to write a meaningful eulogy; two exes tentatively share memories at an unexpected meeting; an acquaintance searches for the way to process some more complicated memories; and a girl who just lost her best friend is badgered by a barista on the wrong day. Ian McWethy renders the unexpected conflict and connection to be found in grief with knowing humor and bracing honesty.

Torrance High School Theater Dept.

Torrance High  Theater seeks to maintain a supportive and creative culture of live theatre on the historic Torrance High School campus. By providing a safe place for students to step out of their comfort zone,  Torrance High Theater seeks to build artists of outstanding character as well as equipping them with skills that will provide them with a lifetime of learning. 

Built on the legacy set by  former theater teachers Casie Duvall and Charles Slater, Torrance is led by artist-educator Darryl B. Hovis. Darryl  earned his M.A. in Theatre Production at Central Washington University and studied acting at the Professional Conservatory at UCSD under Anna Shapiro (Steppenwolf) as well as South Coast Repertory under Karen Hensel. He is the co-founder and former artistic director of the Culver City Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, where he developed an intensive arts program for high school students in theatre, film, music, and art, and has gone on to develop theatre programs at other Southern California high schools, as well as Theatre International at Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland.  He is a resident artist with Chance Theater where he serves as Associate Producer of the Theater for Young Audience series as well as the director of the Teens Speak Up! program working with teens in finding their voice in theater.

Torrance Theater performs in two venues on campus. ASSEMBLY HALL a 700 seat WPA landmark in the center of campus, built in 1938 and beautifully renovated in 2004. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and  is an outstanding example of PWA Moderne work. THE LITTLE THEATER, an intimate space with various configurations holding up to 120 people.

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