Valencia Theater to Perform ‘Rattlesnakes,’ ‘Talk About the Passion’

Orlando, FL – The Valencia College Theater will present two hard-hitting modern plays, “Rattlesnakes” and “Talk About the Passion,” from June 10-19 in the Black Box Theater at Valencia College’s East Campus.

The two plays, both by British playwright Graham Farrow, are linked by the theme of retribution, exploring the media’s fascination with serial killers, and the fall-out from infidelity in marriage.

“Rattlesnakes” examines the seedy world of the gigolo providing sex to bored and lonely wives. A vigilante group of betrayed husbands seek retribution in this hard-hitting study of betrayal and personal failure.

rattlesnakes photoIn “Talk about the Passion,” a young child is horrifically murdered, but the autobiography of the serial killer is a hit publication. Jason Carroway is forced to endure the guilt at failing to protect his son and the subsequent media attention that accompanies the controversial release of the killer’s autobiography. The play is a powerful exploration of loss, the human desire for justice and society’s collusion in the glamorization of evil.

Both plays are set to be produced as motion pictures. This production marks the first time that both plays are being performed together on the same night.

Valencia’s production will be directed by program chair John DiDonna.

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

Use the code “VALENCIAWEB” for a $2 discount on each ticket. The discount is for online purchases only. Tickets and more information are also available by calling the college box office at 407-582-2900.

Please note: Both plays contain intense violence, language and some adult themes.

Valencia’s East Campus is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail.

WHAT:        “Rattlesnakes” and “Talk About the Passion

 WHO:          The Valencia College Theater

Directed by John DiDonna


June 10-June 19

Evening performances (June 10, 11, 13, 17, 18) begin at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Matinee performances (June 12 and 19) begin at 2 p.m.

WHERE:      Valencia College East Campus – Building 3, Black Box Theater

701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL.

TICKETS:    $12 general admission

$10 for Valencia students, faculty, staff and senior citizensrattlesnakes photo

Box Office: 407-582-2900