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Lone Star College-Montgomery Drama Department Showcases Student Talent in Student-Produced Workshop

The Lone Star College-Montgomery drama department and Delta Psi Omega, National Theatre Honor Society, are kick-starting off their spring semester with the Actors Workshop, playing from February 20 to 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre (D204) in Building D. The Actors Workshop will feature a variety of scenes and monologues that are student produced, and two short plays from All in the Timing, which is a collection of plays by American playwright David Ives. The two plays will be Sure Thing and The Philadelphia.

The production will also feature four students, who are featured Irene Ryan Acting Award finalists, that will compete in the upcoming Kennedy Center American College Theater Region VI Festival in ­­­­­­­­­Shreveport, LA from February 25 to March 1. Those featured theatre students are Sarah Saflin (sophomore), Mackenzie Haffey (sophomore), Kat Newman (sophomore), and Alex Allen (sophomore).

“This workshop is a place where the audience is invited to see our students showcase their work. The short plays are performed by students who are relatively new to our program and the scene work is what the Irene Ryan finalists will use as scholarship audition pieces,” said Tim Campbell, Associate Professor of Drama.

The short play, Sure Thing takes place in a café where two strangers meet for the first time. Through a series of exchanges back and forth, during which a bell sounds whenever the wrong thing is said, the love story begins to develop between the two strangers.  The cast includes Sam Daigle and Bridgette Mendoza.

In The Philadelphia, a man is informed by his friend that his frustratingly unlucky day is the result of his ensnarement in an anomalous pocket of reality called a “Philadelphia,” in which he will only be fulfilled by asking for the opposites of what he wants.  The cast includes Saxon Rhoad, R.J. Dennis, and Amy Granbery.

“While students receive some faculty guidance in this process, much of the work is generated by the students themselves.  It’s an opportunity for them to stretch their artistic legs and mount some material on their own.  Some of our department’s most interesting work comes out of the Actors Workshop,” says Campbell.

The Actors Workshop does contain adult language and adult situation. Parental discretion is advised. This show is rate R.

To purchase tickets, contact Fong Chau, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273.7021 or MontgomeryFineArts@LoneStar.edu. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/Theatre-Montgomery.

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.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.