The Santa Monica College (SMC) Theatre Arts Department will present the world premiere production of Butterfly Wings, a play described as the collision of dreams of three college students in wartime America, Friday through Sunday, October 31st to November 2nd.

Blending reality and fantasy through words and movement, Butterfly Wings tells the story of three college students who are seeking to live their dreams but who find that life has a way of changing in stunning ways, according to an SMC spokesman.

The play was written by Bruce Smith, SMC’s public information officer and an award-winning playwright with production credits in Los Angeles, Sac- ramento and Minnesota.

Most recently, his play Canvas won the 2007 New Play Festival at the Chameleon Theatre Circle in Minnesota and was produced locally last year at the Electric Lodge in Venice.

Smith’s play The Last Pitch won the 2000 National Playwriting Award from the American Renegade Theatre in North Hollywood and had an 11-week run in 2001, garnering “Pick of the Week” in L.A. Weekly. It was also produced in 2006 in Austin, Minnesota.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through (310) 434-4319 or www.smc.edu/Theatre /productions.htm/.

Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd, in the SMC Theatre Arts Studio Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd.

Saturday night’s performance is followed by a “Conversation with the Playwright and Director: A Global Perspective,” at 9:30 p.m., also in the Studio Stage.

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