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Performances at the TCC Chesapeake Studio theatre, Nov. 5-8 and Nov. 11-14

 Krys Wrenn as the woodcutter; Sganarelle Amanda Gall as his wife, Martine

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Oct. 22, 2009) Final rehearsals are underway as Tidewater Community College's Theatre Department prepares to bring the curtain up on Moliere’s farce comedy, "The Doctor in Spite of Himself,” Nov. 5-7 and

Nov. 11-14 at the Chesapeake Studio Theatre, TCC Chesapeake Campus.

This rhymed-verse adaptation of Moliere's play is a fast-paced slapstick comedy about an ignorant peasant woodcutter who is mistaken as a doctor and finds respect and financial reward, even though he knows nothing about medicine. Moliere again shows how easily humans are fooled by some fancy language and a gown.

Performance times are as follows:

  • Nov. 5-7, 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 8, 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 11-14, 8 p.m.

For directions, please visit

Ticket prices are as follows: $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information and to reserve tickets, please call 822-5219 or visit the TCC Theatre web site at


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 40,000 students annually and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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 Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit