Published on: September 11, 2009Lone Star College-Montgomery’s theatre department is selling tickets to the first show of the 2009-2010 season, And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson, by Jim Leonard, Jr. The performance will begin with a free preview on Wednesday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m. Prior to the free performance, join the community at 4 p.m. for live entertainment, refreshments, and walk through the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery to enjoy the Dia de los Muertos exhibit. The show dates for And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson include Thursday through Saturday, October 8-10, at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee performance on Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m.
In a rural town in Indiana, a young girl, Elizabeth Ann, is born with polio, confined to a wheelchair and must wear leg braces. With scenes that move back and forth in time, the play captures the touching story of Elizabeth Ann’s inexorable descent into madness, but also the small-mindedness and heartlessness of the townspeople. The play is a moving and poetically reminiscent plea for understanding and compassion in a world where prejudice and casual cruelty are too often the norm.
Cast members include Laurel Johnston, Matthew Pawlewicz, Katherine Daniel, Christopher Young, Joshua A. Costea, Shelby Dickson and Alexandria Roberts.
Chase Waites, director and associate professor of theatre, states, “This is a moving production that challenges small-mindedness and narrow thinking."
Regardless of individual differences, And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson story is about wanting to be accepted and understood. This theatrical performance will run for one weekend only.
Individual tickets for this performance are $10 (general admission), $7 (seniors), and $5 (students).
Season tickets are still availablefor only $35. To purchase season tickets or to reserve tickets for the show, contact Denise Meyers at (936) 273-7021 or purchase tickets online at LoneStar.edu/theatre-Montgomery to support the theatre scholarship fund. The theatre department and MyCommunityTickets.comhave partnered to increase scholarship funding for theatre students and provide patrons with a convenient way to purchase tickets for the production. Patrons are guaranteed a ticket when purchased online and all ticket contributions through the site support the scholarship fund for the theatre program. Patrons can also purchase tickets one hour before the performance at the box office located in Building D.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.
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