Valencia College Theater to Debut Production Exploring Mythology, Creation

Orlando, FL – From the tales of Zeus and Cronos to African folklore, the Babylonian myths of Marduk to the Big Bang Theory, mankind has always explored the great questions of humanity. In a new production written by Valencia College theater chairman and veteran director John DiDonna, the Valencia College Theater will explore the creation myths throughout history.

The performance, which will premiere at Valencia’s East Campus on April 7 and run through April 16, is a visual and storytelling feast, which utilizes dance, large-scale puppetry, projections and movement to create the woven tapestry of “Creation.”

Written and directed by John DiDonna, “Creation: Births of Mythology” features choreography by Dion Leonhard, puppetry coaching and design by Rebekah Lane, projections by Dana Mott and stage combat direction by Bill Warriner. The play’s original music was written by Les Caulfield; sound is designed by David Rauschkolb and Anthony Marshall. Sonia Pasqual designed the set and lighting, while Shirley Hoang designed the costumes.

The event will be performed in Valencia’s Black Box Theater, located in Building 3 on Valencia’s East Campus. Due to the intimate setting of the Black Box Theater, late seating cannot be accommodated. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to show time.

General admission tickets cost $12. Senior citizens, Valencia faculty, staff and students may purchase tickets for $10. Tickets can be purchased online at

Tickets and more information are also available by calling the college box office at 407-582-2900.


WHAT:          “Creation: Births of Mythology”

WHO:            The Valencia College Theater

Written and directed by John DiDonna


WHEN:         April 7, 8, 10, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Matinees:       April 9 and April 16 at 2 p.m.


WHERE:       Building 3, Black Box Theater

Valencia College East Campus, Performing Arts Center

701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL.

TICKETS:     $12 general admission

$10 for Valencia students, faculty, staff and senior citizens

Box Office: 407-582-2900