Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is set to enchant theatre enthusiasts with “True Nature: Student Directed Stories.” Scheduled for February 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m., and an additional matinee on February 11 at 2 p.m., these performances are a celebration of young, dynamic directing talent. This ticketed event will be held at the M East Studio Theatre at PVCC’s Center for the Performing Arts, located at 18401 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, and showcases the hard work and creativity of PVCC’s Advanced Directing students.

This year’s featured plays include “Every Fruit Fly Goes to Heaven” by RJH, directed by Lex Barker, and “Checkmate” by Robert Scott, directed by Jayden Neil-Abe. “Every Fruit Fly Goes to Heaven” is a comedic exploration of life, death, and self-acceptance, following the story of Guy, who finds himself in heaven despite believing he hasn’t achieved anything noteworthy. On the other hand, “Checkmate” is a gripping thriller that turns a casual chess game into a suspenseful battle of wits, showcasing a tense dynamic between a husband and wife.

Further adding to PVCC’s vibrant cultural calendar is “A Musical Tribute to Women Who Rock,” a concert celebrating the legendary women of rock ‘n’ roll. Scheduled for March 1 and 2 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on March 3 at 2 p.m., this event will also be hosted at the Center for the Performing Arts. The PVCC Faculty Rock Band, accompanied by special guest vocalists and musicians, will perform iconic hits spanning from 1967 to 2023.

The setlist includes tributes to pioneering artists like Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, and contemporary icons like Olivia Rodrigo and Rihanna. This musical journey will be a thrilling experience, paying homage to the powerful voices and unforgettable tunes that have defined generations.

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