Moraine Valley Community College’s Academic Theater Department is presenting the collaborative play, “How to Survive a Pandemic” from Nov. 11 to 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 14 at 3 p.m., in the Fine and Performing Arts Center’s (FPAC) Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway in Palos Hills.

“How to Survive a Pandemic” is a funny and poignant exploration of how society survived the past year and a half. This production is comprised of short scenes and monologues that approach topics from various perspectives. The show was written by the actors in collaboration with Chicago area playwright and adjunct theater instructor Jenni Lamb.

The ensemble cast includes six students and three community members: Students Genesis Aranda, of Oak Forest; Emaly Culich, of Orland Hills; Ashanti Norals, of Orland Park; Gracie Polchan, of Justice; Jason Suwaidan, of Tinley Park; Lucy West, of Frankfort; and community members Bernadette “Bernie” Gillard, of Palos Hills; Joe Gomez, of Palos Heights; and Natalie Light, of Palos Heights.

Tickets are $12. Moraine Valley is following COVID-19 safety protocols for visitors on campus. See the latest information at For more information or to purchase tickets to this or other FPAC shows, visit or call (708) 974-5500.


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