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PRESENTS THE AMERICAN CLASSIC "OUR TOWN"
Performances will be held in Chesapeake and 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?"
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.
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
For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.
Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer