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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TNCC Adds Two Theater Courses for Fall Semester

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Thomas Nelson Community College has expanded its offerings for the fall semester to include CST 131: Acting I and CST 145: Stagecraft. The three-credit courses will enhance the curriculum offered by the TNCC Performing Arts Department which includes opportunities for performance and coursework in Music and Theater. The department is rapidly expanding and will be increasing course offerings continually. All courses and ensembles are open to all TNCC students.

Acting I guides students through the exploration and development of performance skills using theater games, role playing and improvisation. Other activities will focus on basic script units and scene performance.

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The Thomas Nelson Concert Choir is looking for new singers

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Earn academic credit while performing with our college choir. All voice parts are welcome and no audition is necessary – simply register for MUS 137. While choral experience is helpful, members new to organized singing are always encouraged to join.

Repertoire includes classical music from all eras, as well as some folk/traditional music, Broadway selections and music for the December holidays. MUS 137.01H–Choral Ensemble meets MW 2-3:30pm on the Hampton campus.

For more information, please contact Michael Sundblad at sundbladm@tncc.edu.

TNCC Computer Arts Students Use High-End Technology to Produce Digital Films

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Computer Arts students at Thomas Nelson Community College may be using the same digital software that created blockbuster movies like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Shrek, but the results are on a more intimate scale.

Whether it’s animating dancing iPods or a critique on television wasteland, these students are using high-end technology to create pieces that synthesize their technical knowledge with a personal creative aesthetic.

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Stories to Remember About Women in Virginia Features History of Women’s Life through Dance

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Stories to Remember About Women in Virginia Features History of Women’s Life through DanceIn celebration of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and of Women’s History Month, Thomas Nelson Community College presents Stories to Remember About Women in Virginia on Friday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is performed by the Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre (KHGDT) and explores stories from 400 years of Virginia and American history. This program is currently touring across Virginia as part of the State’s 400th anniversary.

Stories to Remember About Women in Virginia dips into history from the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 to present and includes dances recounting the life of women who were born or worked in the state of Virginia. The program opens with a work based on the court dances of France, Spain and Italy that crossed the Atlantic with the first settlers and continued to influence the New World culture and style for years to come. The program then turns to the legends of Pocahontas and First Lady Martha Washington. Slavery and the Civil War are also explored with Spirituals showing the importance of song for the slaves in the south and Battleground depicting Annabella Jenkins of Richmond and the women who took command at home while their men were on the battlefield.

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TNCC Celebrates Black History Month with Special Events

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Thomas Nelson Community College will celebrate Black History Month with the special documentary presentation of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, a panel discussion of Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and a special event sponsored by the College’s African-American Culture Club. All activities are free and open to the general public. Highlights are listed below. For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.

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