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John Tyler Community College’s Theatre Students Prepare to Take to the Stage for Fuddy Meers

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

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Heather Busch
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Released on November 28, 2011

Fuddy Meers

Pictured in photo:
Back Row (left to right): Alleigh Scantling, Mary Lacy, Sarah Cowles, Julie Clark, Gabe Wilson, Austin Estrada
Middle Row (left to right): Nancy Kieper, Sasha Wakefield, and Rosie Robinson
Front Row: Brett Perry
Not pictured: Zack Mann

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – The stage is set for dark comedy, as John Tyler Community College theatre students prepare to step into the spotlight for their fall production, Fuddy Meers. Fuddy Meers is a harrowing yet comedic look at a woman trying to understand her life. The play centers on Claire, who suffers from a rare condition that causes her memory to erase whenever she goes to sleep. Thanks to a bizarre cast of characters, in just one day’s time, Claire’s life takes many twists and turns as she tries to discover just who she is. Fuddy Meers is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.; directed by Associate Professor Kerrigan Sullivan; and performed by JTCC’s Theatre Workshop class.

Performances will be held in the Nicholas Student Center at the College’s Chester Campus, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, on December 9, 2011 and December 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and on December 11, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. All shows are free and open to the community. Fuddy Meers contains mature language and is not recommended for children. 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 14,522 students during the 2010-11 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 36 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 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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