The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is pleased to present “Elephant’s Graveyard” Mar. 20-29 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

“Elephant’s Graveyard” is based on the true tale of a struggling circus and what happened when it visited a tiny town in Tennessee in September 1916. The play explores the human craving for spectacle by combining historical fact and the compelling events that eventually became a legend.

Written by George Brant, “Elephant’s Graveyard” won the 2008 Keene Prize for Literature and the 2008 David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award. The SMC production is directed by Terrin Adair-Lynch.

This theatrical performance contains adult subject matter, and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 20 and Mar. 27, and Saturday, Mar. 21 and Mar. 28. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 22, and on Saturday, Mar. 28, and Sunday, Mar. 29. A preview is scheduled at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 19.

Advance tickets range from $12 to $15 ($8 for preview), plus a service charge, and can be purchased by going to or by calling (310) 434-4319 or (310) 434-3005 Monday through Friday. Tickets are $3 higher at the door before performances. Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.

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