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TCC PRESENTS THE AMERICAN CLASSIC "OUR TOWN"
Performances will be held in Chesapeake and Norfolk

Actors Jessica Pinskey, as Emily Webb, and Andrew Geimer, as George Gibbs, perform in TCC's production of "Our Town"

View streaming video clips from the show.

NORFOLK, Va. - (Oct. 30, 2003) - Tidewater Community College's Theatre Department will bring to life Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town." The play will be performed in the Studio Theatre on the Chesapeake campus Nov. 12, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., and at the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk on Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.

Since its first performance in 1938, "Our Town" has become one of America's literary treasures. TCC Theatre Department chair Ed Jacob directs the all-student TCC production. Matthew Gorris provided set design and lighting, and Astin Jones designed costumes.

Set on a bare stage except for a small trellis, the play centers around Grover's Corners, a small town in New Hampshire. The story uncovers an ordinary town's daily routines including love, marriage and death. In the production, no one tries to hide the fact that actors are telling
the story of the little town. In fact, the stage manager narrates the action and also plays a few small roles. Ashley Cavasos will bring a fresh and youthful approach to the role of the stage manager, usually played by a mature male actor.

While "Our Town" has proven to be a timeless play, its message is even more poignant in today's fast-paced world. As one of the characters, Emily, states, "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?"

Advance tickets or reservations are suggested for the Chesapeake performances. Tickets may be purchased at the TCC business office on the Chesapeake Campus. Tickets for the Norfolk performances can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and $2 for seniors. For ticket reservations or information, call 822-5219.

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Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation's 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1958 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 the theater district in downtown Norfolk and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the region's residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.

For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer
757-822-1085, LWhite@tcc.edu

 
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Our Town ~ Streaming Video Clips
Characters - Actors
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George Gibb & Emily Webb - played by Andy Geimer and Jessica Pensky
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Dr. & Mrs. Gibbs - played by Rob Wilson and Michelle Jenkins
Mr. & Mrs. Webb - played by Bonifacio Hererra and Astin Jones
Stagemanager - played by Ashley Cosovos

 

  Note: You will need the RealPlayer plug-in from Real Networks to view the streaming video.