Local Production Company Brings Tragic Comedy to TNCC

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Poquoson Island Players will open its 2012-2013 season with Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart” September 21–30 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. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for students and senior citizens.

In this tragic comedy, three Mississippi sisters face as heap of misfortune throughout their lives. The latest family tragedy finds the youngest sister, Babe, grappling with criminal charges after shooting her abusive husband. As the older sisters try to help Babe, they come face-to-face with some of their own dysfunction. Humor ensues as the sisters face their hardship together.

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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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Auditions for a TNCC Production of Cinderella Aug. 29-30

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Players and Performing Arts department will have auditions for the Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s musical, “Cinderella,” on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. on the Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall.

Auditions for the production, which opens Friday, November 11 at the College, will consist of cold readings from the script and movement exercises. Directors ask that auditioners prepare 16 measures of a vocal selection and be prepared to sing an additional piece in a contrasting style upon request.

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Iron Street Productions Brings Comedic Play to TNCC

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Iron Street Productions will present the comedic play “Five on the Black Hand Side” July 15-24 at Thomas Nelson Community College 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.

“Five on the Black Hand Side” tells the story of a middle-class African American family headed by Mr. Brooks. The domineering Mr. Brooks is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife joins their three children in rebelling against his retrogressive ways. Urged on by her feminist friends, and her militant son, Mrs. Brooks delivers her own list of demands to her husband in effort to change his tyrannical ways all before their daughter’s wedding which takes place in two days. Due to adult content, parental discretion is advised.

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Local Production Company Presents ‘Deathtrap’ at TNCC

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Iron Street Productions will present Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap” weekends March 18 through March 27 at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, 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.

In this suspenseful two-act play, playwright Sidney Bruhl is fueled by the desire to once again be the toast of Broadway. He plots along with his wife Myra to kill aspiring playwright, Clifford Anderson, and steal a sure-fire script. They lure the unwitting victim to their home and drama unfolds when their nosy psychic neighbor Helga Ten Dorp and Bruhl’s observant attorney Porter Milligan become involved.

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Comedic Play ‘Pirates of the Chemotherapy’ Comes to TNCC Oct. 23-25

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Iron Street Productions brings the play “Pirates of the Chemotherapy” to the stage at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24, and the final show on Oct. 25 starts at 3 p.m.

In this original dramatic comedy written by Paul Schutte and directed by Brandon Lyles, six breast cancer survivors portrayed by local actresses unite to take on more than just their cancer and the disease’s side effects. They band together to take on life, and in the process they find new meaning for their lives through love and laughter. The women even refer to themselves as pirates and don pirates’ attire complete with scarves and eye patches.

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