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LSC-Montgomery Theatre Kicks Off New Year with Comedy x 3

A Trio of Ones (3 One-Act Comedies) is the second Actors Workshop performance of the 2008-2009 theatre season at Lone Star College-Montgomery. The performances will be held on Thursday and Friday, February 12-13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 14, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Lab (T101)—the college’s smaller, intimate black box theatre.

 This performance is a “Pay What You Will” with all contributions supporting the theatre scholarship and program fund. Tickets are available online with recommended donation levels.
A Trio of Ones (3 One-Act Comedies) is three plays, each 10-15 minutes in length. Two of the plays deal with various aspects of dating and marriage, and the other play explores what happens when we enter a twilight zone-type state of being.

Chase Waites, director and associate professor of theatre, says, “With these three plays, our actors and audiences will have a lot of fun. They are fast-paced, a little zany, and perfect for a quick zip in the theatre.”

The Actors Workshop series allows actors and audiences a more intimate theatre experience. The plays chosen for the Actors Workshop are designed to be more about acting and less about technical elements.

“Our Actors Workshop productions have been very popular and seating fills up very quickly,” said Waites. “I think our audiences look forward to the type of play we do with the Actors Workshop and the uniqueness of sitting so close to the action.”

As part of the theatre evening there will be a performance by LSC-Montgomery’s Laurel Johnston, an Irene Ryan Scholarship nominee. Johnston is one of the actors chosen from a previous production to represent LSC-Montgomery in San Marcos at the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. For her scholarship audition, she will perform two scenes with a partner, and then sing a song for her solo performance piece. All this must be done in less than six minutes per the scholarship audition rules.

“The Irene Ryan acting scholarship nominees are some of the best our department has to offer,” added Waites. “We are excited that Laurel has been chosen to represent the LSC-Montgomery theatre department at KCACTF Regional competition. KCACTF is of vital importance to our department’s growth and education. Students get to see a wide variety of quality theatre and attend workshops given by some of the top professionals and educators in the country. For our students who do plan to pursue their education at a four-year institution, the festival also provides excellent opportunities for our students to network and explore what those schools have to offer.”

For more information about KCACTF and the Irene Ryan Scholarship, go to www.KCACTF.org

Additional information regarding the theatre department at Lone Star College-Montgomery is located online at http://Montgomery.LoneStar.edu/theatre. Purchase your tickets online for this production through the theatre’s Web site link. To find out more about theatre productions or sponsoring the next theatre production, contact Chase Waites at (936) 271-6127 or e-mail chase@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 Montgomery.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 51,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu