TNCC Brings Horror to the Stage with ‘Dracula’

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Performing Arts and TNCC Players will present William McNulty’s adaptation of “Dracula” at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium (MTCA), Templin Hall, on the Hampton campus. The show opens Friday, April 13 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays through Sunday, April 22.

Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, this horror brims over with action, superhuman strength and mystical powers as a professor leads efforts to hunt down the evil Count Dracula. The brave hunters face frustration as Dracula employs his powers to outsmart them and hamper their search. The climax of the familiar tale finds the hunters and vampires face-to-face in a chilling confrontation.

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Iron Street Productions Brings Drama to TNCC

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Iron Street Productions will present the play “Extremities” March 23-25 at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus. The production is open to the public with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. shows on Sundays.

“Extremities” follows a woman as she contemplates revenge after capturing an attacker who stole her purse and later returned to her home to rape her. After overtaking her attacker, she locks him away and weighs her options. Should she kill him? Should she let him go? Perhaps that would be too risky. Maybe should could call the police, but what if they think she is a liar? Jeff Corriveau will direct the production starring Brittany S. Harris, Alloy Langenfeld, Melissa Sullivan and Rosalind Robertson.

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TNCC Displays Traveling Exhibit of Abraham Lincoln’s Struggle to Meet the Constitutional Challenges of the Civil War

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“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition opening at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Thursday, March 22 in Wythe Hall on the Hampton campus, examines how President Abraham Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War, the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. The exhibit is free and open to the public and encourages visitors to form a nuanced view of Lincoln by engaging them with Lincoln’s struggle to reconcile his policy preferences with basic American ideals of liberty and equality. TNCC will complement the exhibit with several special programs.

Thomas Nelson will celebrate the exhibit opening with three programs featuring Lincoln interpreter Dennis Boggs at 10:00 a.m., noon and 2:00 p.m. on March 22 in Wythe Hall. Boggs performs nationally for all age groups and has presented his program in conjunction with this exhibit in other locations across the country.

On Monday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m., Christopher Phillips, Williamsburg author of “Constitution Café,” will challenge the audience to think about Lincoln’s Constitutional interpretations in “Constitution Café – An Anecdote for Today’s Uncivil Wars?” The town hall meeting style discussion will be held in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall on the Hampton campus.

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Local Production Company Brings Comedy to TNCC

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Poquoson Island Players will present “Lend Me a Tenor” September 16 – 25 at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus. The show is open to the public with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. shows on Sundays.

The Ken Ludwig comedy finds famed opera star Tito Merelli in a hilarious series of mishaps when he arrives late to perform with the Cleveland Opera. After Merelli is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers, Cleveland’s premiere opera producer thinks he is dead and launches a frantic attempt to put on a show without Merelli. Of course, things don’t go as planned and comedy fills the production.

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TNCC to Hold Auditions for Frankenstein Drama

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HAMPTON, Va. – Do you have a passion for the stage? Now is the time to show off your acting ability. Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Performing Arts will present “Frankenstein – A Radio Drama” June 23-26. Open auditions will be held at 7 p.m. May 23 and 24 in Room 830, Templin Hall.

Audition participants will be asked to perform cold readings from the script, and six men and four women will be selected to star in the production. Two sound artists and one keyboardist will also be selected for the production.

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