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SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY
OPENS TCC THEATRE SEASON
Oct. 20-22, Oct. 27-29, 8 p.m.; Oct. 23, 2 p.m. matinee

Inhabitants of a small town return from the grave to comment on their lives

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Oct. 10, 2011) – Tidewater Community College’s Theatre Department opens its 2011/2012 season with the age-old American classic, Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters.

The production runs Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 23 with a 2 p.m. matinee in the intimate Studio Theatre, TCC Chesapeake Campus/Pass Building, 1428 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake.

Directed by TCC Theatre Department head Ed Jacob, the TCC production presents a series of monologues depicting the story of a small Illinois town at the turn of the century and the people who populate it. The 40 characters are played by 14 TCC students.

The original collection of poems by Masters includes 212 separate characters, all providing 244 accounts of their lives and losses. The published version was first adapted into a stage version in 1963 by Charles Aidan, and has been widely performed since that time.

Tickets prices are: Adults $8; Senior Adults and Students $5. To purchase tickets, call TCC Theatre, 757-822-5219. For more information and driving directions, call TCC’s Information Center, 757-822-1122 or visit www.tcc.edu/welcome/locations.

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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085

About the TCC Theatre Program
TCC Theatre provides students and audiences an opportunity to experience dramatic works ranging from classical to contemporary to experimental. The Theatre Department produces three plays each season, staged in three venues – the Studio Theatre at the Chesapeake Campus, the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk, and the outdoor Shakespeare in the Grove theatre on the Chesapeake Campus.


Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development 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 Development 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 www.tcc.edu.

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