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Grove-Chesapeake performances June 27-30, July 1

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (June 14, 2012) – Shakespeare goes steampunk for the 17th annual Shakespeare in the Grove production at Tidewater Community College. The TCC Theatre Department will present Hamlet in a bold style that infuses the play’s original tone with elements of modern culture.Logan Bennett as Hamlet, John Cauthen as Claudius and Michelle Jenkins as Gertrude

All performances will be staged at the Chesapeake Campus’ newly rebuilt outdoor theater at the corner of Bells Mill and Cedar roads. Performance dates are June 27, 28, 29, 30 and July 1 at 8 p.m.

No reservations are necessary, and performances are free and open to the public. The audience is encouraged to sit on the grass or bring low lawn chairs. Picnic baskets are welcome.

The role of Hamlet will be played by former TCC Theatre student Logan Bennett, now a professional actor. A veteran of Shakespeare in the Grove productions, Bennett will soon appear in the Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln.” The play is directed by Ed Jacob, head of the TCC Theatre Department, with set and technical direction by Matthew Gorris.

For more information, call TCC Theatre at (757) 822-5219.



Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Solutions Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit