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Lone Star College-Montgomery Brings Modern Theatre to Life with Tigers Be Still

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The Lone Star College-Montgomery drama department invites the community to attend one of their performances of the dark, yet uplifting, comedy Tigers Be Still, playing October 8-10 in the MainStage Theatre on the LSC-Montgomery campus.
     

The drama department at Lone Star College-Montgomery brings a modern piece of theatre to the stage with the dark, yet uplifting, comedy Tigers Be Still.

The play follows two sisters and their mother, all in different phases of their lives and each suffering from varying degrees of depression, as they begin to find their footing. Despite the seemingly dark subject matter, the play is a relatable and endearing look into life’s many struggles. The play speaks of the small yet strong personal victories that are often the most meaningful.

“It looks at America in recession,” says Julie Akers, adjunct theater professor at LSC-Montgomery, and the show’s director. “It follows three members of a family living together out of economic necessity.”

Akers, with over 30 years of directing experience, is making her directorial debut on the LSC-Montgomery stage.

“It’s a sweet, effecting, truthful, and vivid play,” Akers said. “You really end up rooting for these characters.” 

Tigers Be Still is timely, funny, and ultimately touching,” says Chase Waites, drama department chair at LSC-Montgomery. “In this drama there is something that everyone can relate to and is a wisely written show with a lot of heart.”

The play features a small cast of four actors and lighting and sound designers who are all students at LSC-Montgomery.

Tigers Be Still contains adult material and language and is not recommended for younger audiences.

Tigers Be Still will play October 8-10, at 7 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre on the LSC-Montgomery campus, located in building D. There will be a matinee performance on Saturday, October 10, at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online by visit www.LoneStar.edu/Theatre-Montgomery or at the box office on the day of the performance. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors 55 and up, and $5 for students, faculty, staff and children. 

On Wednesday, October 7, there will be a special preview at 5:30 p.m. where tickets are discounted to $7 for general admission and free for all students, faculty, staff and children.

For more information, please contact Lauren Lazo, program coordinator for theatre and fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021; or email MontgomeryFineArts@LoneStar.edu.

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 more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven 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.