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News Release

John Tyler Community College’s Theatre Students to Take to the Stage for Reckless

Primary Media Contact:
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
804-594-1532
hbusch@jtcc.edu

Released on November 23, 2010

News Release Highlights

  • JTCC’s Theatre Workshop Class prepares for its fall production
  • Three showings are being offered

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Front row (left to right): Rosie Robinson, Janet Clayton, Kerrigan Sullivan and Jessica Williams
Back row (left to right): Marcus Spencer, Kyra Johnson, Nancy Kieper, Kameron Carter, Dawn Snyder, J.J. Jones, Ash Griffith, Ashley Smith and Stephanie Milot

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Lights, camera, action! John Tyler Community College’s Theatre Workshop students are about to take to the stage for their fall production. This semester, the class is taking on Reckless by Craig Lucas. This dark comedy tells the story of Rachel, a woman who is forced to flee her home on Christmas Eve after her husband admits that he’s hired a hit man to kill her. Her escape leads her on a wild adventure in which she meets unusual people, wins $100,000 on a TV game show, takes part in several escapades involving numerous psychiatrists, and ends up questioning the world’s motivations. Reckless is being directed by Kerrigan Sullivan, associate professor of communication studies and theatre at John Tyler, and is being produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Services.

Performances will be held in the Nicholas Student Center at the College’s Chester Campus, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, on December 10, 2010 and December 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. and on December 12, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. All shows are free and open to the community. For more information, contact Kerrigan Sullivan at ksullivan@jtcc.edu or 804-594-1498. Directions to the College may be found online at 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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