About 24 Minutes by David Dudley

What do you say to someone who’s dying? How do you comfort that person on the other end of the telephone? What if that person may be your daughter, whom you haven’t spoken to since you learned of her sexual orientation? What if you don’t get a second chance? An unnamed 911 Operator wrestles with these questions while trying to comfort Maricella, a mortally wounded young woman trapped inside the Pulse nightclub on the morning of June 12th, 2016. Though the call lasts for 24 minutes, the Operator is forced to confront her own mistakes in life, to wrestle with the differences that separate us all. But first, she must answer the next call.

Elite Theatre Company

The Elite Theatre Company (ETC) has been entertaining, educating and enriching its audience since 1994. After 19 seasons at the Petit Playhouse in Oxnard’s Historic Heritage Square, ETC moved to present, larger venue at Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf at the site of the old Maritime Museum, a facility that will elevate ETC’s ability to produce the highest quality theater in Ventura County on its Main and South stages.


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Elite Theatre Company is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID #77-0334169