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John Tyler Community College Theatre Students to Bring The Robber Bridegroom to the Stage

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on April 22, 2014

JTCC Theatre Students to Bring The Robber Bridegroom to the Stage

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Get ready for a rowdy, good time, as members of John Tyler Community College’s Theatre Workshop Class bring The Robber Bridegroom to the stage for three performances in May. The Robber Bridegroom is a rousing, bawdy Southern fairy tale set in eighteenth century Mississippi. It follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the wealthiest planter in the country. The situation goes awry thanks to multiple cases of mistaken identity and a cast of eclectic characters. Adding to the fun – the tale is told in “story theatre” fashion, with bluegrass scores.  

Performances of The Robber Bridegroom will take place in the Nicholas Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, on May 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.; May 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.; and May 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. 

The Robber Bridegroom, with book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry and music by Robert Waldman, is based on the novella by Eudora Welty. Directed by Kerrigan Sullivan and presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI), the production is rated PG and is recommended for teens and adults. For more information about the upcoming performances at John Tyler Community College, contact Kerrigan Sullivan at or 804-594-1498. For directions to the College’s Chester Campus, visit

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 14,000 students during the 2012-13 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates, and 34 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,200 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 Hamel Hall on its Midlothian Campus, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. 

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