The Good Times are Killing Me Feb. 25- March 7

Published on: February 01, 2010

Lone Star College-CyFair Theatre Department kicks off the 2010 season with “The Good Times are Killing Me,” a co-production with Prairie View A&M University.

This coming-of-age comedy drama, based on Lynda Barry’s book, is a celebration of friendship, interspersed with pop songs from the 1960s. 

LSC-CyFair student Liz Herrera-Hermes as Edna (a poor white girl) and PVAMU student Tiffany Cole as Bonna (a poor black girl) are 12-year-old best friends growing up in the same Chicago neighborhood. They stand by each other through upheaval and tragedy, despite the disapproval of their families and peers. 

According to a New York Post review, the play is “sure to earn the respect and laughter of audiences, young and old, it hits us in places we had forgotten, and tells us things we never know we knew….” 

Directing this autobiographical comedy drama, which had a long run off Broadway, is LSC-CyFair’s Ron Jones. Devilron Walker provides the musical direction.

LSC-CyFair performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday (preview night) Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 26 (a reception will follow) and March 5, 8 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 27 and March 6 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7. These performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts building on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress.

Additional performances, which will be held at Prairie View A&M University, are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m. Friday March 26, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students/children and LSC-CyFair students with ID. Preview night tickets are $5 and available at the door only. Group rates are available.

Purchase tickets online at LoneStar.edu/boxoffice or call 281.290.5201 for information.