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"Quirky" play comes to LSC-Kingwood

"Quirky" play comes to LSC-Kingwood
“Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet” will run Feb. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25-26 at 2 p.m. on LSC-Kingwood’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) Main Stage.

Shakespeare enthusiasts will be transported back in time at the first spring 2017 production at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

LSC-Kingwood’s Theatre Department invites the community, employees and students to Ann-Marie MacDonald’s “Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet”. The production will run Feb. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25-26 at 2 p.m. on the college’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) Main Stage. This is the first time that the show will be performed at the college.

“This production was chosen for its quirkiness, humor and thoughtful insight into the world of academia, Shakespearian/Elizabethan values, and its study of the nature of tragedy versus comedy,” said Kalliope Vlahos, production director and technical director/designer at LSC-Kingwood.

“Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet” is the story of Constance Ledbelly, a quirky and absentminded academic who is writing a doctoral thesis about two of William Shakespeare's tragedies. Suddenly, Constance finds herself transported into the worlds of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Othello”, where she interferes with the plot, gets to know the characters, and discovers her true identity.
“It will make for a very fun evening because of the way it turns two very popular Shakespearian shows on their heads, the comedic language, and the thoughtful self-exploration of the main character,” Vlahos said.

“Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet” will represent LSC-Kingwood at the Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association Play Festival. LSC-Kingwood’s 2016-2017 theatre season is highlighting talented female playwrights who have been overlooked throughout theatre history.

“We thought it would be nice to focus on them this season to demonstrate that their creative work is just as entertaining and well-written as their male counterparts,” said Eric Skiles, professor of theatre and artistic director at LSC-Kingwood.

Tickets for “Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet” are $14 for general admission, $12 for seniors age 55 and older, and $7 for students. All money collected goes toward the student scholarship fund. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lonestar.edu/seasons or on Facebook at LSCKTheatre. For more information, email kwbox@lonestar.edu or call the box office at 281-312-1532.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 98,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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