News Release

John Tyler Community College’s Theatre Workshop Class to Present Laughing Stock

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Holly Walker
Public Relations and Marketing Specialist
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hwalker@jtcc.edu

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Released on April 26, 2011

News Release Highlights

  • JTCC’s Theatre Workshop Class prepares for its spring production
  • Three comedic performances to be held

Laughing Stock
Back Row (L to R): Nancy Kieper, Brett Perry, Jonathan Rhoney, Joey Muniz, Katherine Wright, Zach Mann, Ashton Moraski, Taniqua Jones
Middle Row (L to R): Alleigh Scantling, Kaili Belski, Rosie Robinson, Brandi Clemens, Austin Estrada, Amanda Craig
Front Row: Kerrigan Sullivan

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Want to chuckle? Want to guffaw? Want to be amused? Then you won’t want to miss John Tyler Community College’s presentation of Laughing Stock by Charles Morey. Laughing Stock is a hilarious backstage farce and a genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley's Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. The show, performed by JTCC’s Theatre Workshop class; directed by Kerrigan Sullivan, associate professor of theatre; and produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., will hit the stage May 6-8, 2011. Show times are 7:00 p.m. on May 6 and May 7 and 3:00 p.m. on May 8. All performances will be held in the Nicholas Student Center on the College’s Chester Campus (13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy.). Admission is free.

For more information, contact Kerrigan Sullivan at ksullivan@jtcc.edu. For directions to the College, visit www.jtcc.edu/locations.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 13,690 students during the 2009 – 10 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 20,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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