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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Musical Fantasy ‘Cinderella’ to be Performed at TNCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Performing Arts department and the TNCC Players present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Cinderella,” on the Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall. The show runs Nov. 11-13 and Nov.18-20 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays.

The musical production was originally written for television, with music by acclaimed composer Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by renowned songwriter Oscar Hammerstein, II. Based on the fairy tale Cinderella, it is the story of a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and ego-maniacal stepsisters. Aided by a fairy godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a princess and finds her prince.

Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for students, military and senior citizens and $15 for the public.

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“One hour and 12 Mighty Minutes”

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By Zachary McCoy, Entertainment Editor

On November 4 the Thomas Nelson Community College Players will be presenting two one act plays under the leadership of director Beth Beasley.  Relatively quick and in your face shows, “The Zoo Story” and “The Sandbox” look to get the audience involved and may even challenge the viewer to take a look at their self in retrospect.

Written by Edward Albee, the two plays are often considered classics of modern theatre that are unrelenting in their examination of American culture.

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Thomas Nelson Community College to Present Two Plays by Edward Albee

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The Virginia Peninsula – The Thomas Nelson Players, the performing arts group at Thomas Nelson Community College will present two plays by Edward Albee. The Zoo Story and The Sandbox will be performed at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus of Thomas Nelson Community College on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at 8:00pm. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $8.00 one hour before each performance.

The Thomas Nelson Players are currently rehearsing form this play under the direction of Thomas Nelson faculty, Beth Beasley. For additional information, contact Beasley at 825-2752.

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TNCC Players Present One-Act Comedies by Playwright David Ives

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The Thomas Nelson Players will present an evening of one-act comedies by playwright David Ives. Time Flies,Degas, C’est Moi,Babel’s in ArmsandCaptive Audience will be performed onFriday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m. at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the TNCC Hampton campus.

Ives’s short comedies are extremely popular, and have been performed on Broadway and around the country. As a playwright, Ives is known for his combination of wit, intellect, and absurd sense of fun; his characterizations, comedic timing and verbal hijinks make for frequently hilarious situations. He is the winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award, and his playDon Juan in Chicagoreceived a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Play. Ives holds an MFA from NYU School of Drama, and he currently teaches at Columbia University.

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