St. Clair County Community College’s Theatre Discipline will present four shows during the fall and winter semesters in the college’s Fine Arts Theatre.
New this year is the option to buy season tickets for all four shows. A season ticket holder can see four shows for the price of three. The cost is $21 for adults and $15 for students and seniors age 60 and older. Admission for individual shows is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors age 60 and older.
The 2012-13 shows are:
- Oct. 18 to 21 – Office Hours by A.R. Gurney. Across college campuses in the 1970s, teachers and students engaged in a battle of their own – making education relevant. Office Hours tackles the Great Books curriculum and puts dead white men to the test in this comedy.
- Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 – Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon. The second in Simon’s autobiographical trilogy takes Eugene Jerome from Brighton Beach to Biloxi, Miss., as an Army recruit during World War II. He learns a little about basic military training and much more about life as he develops his “writer’s sensibility” at boot camp.
- March 21 to 24 – Wit by Margaret Edson. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., has spent years studying the difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne. When she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, she comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
- May 16 to 19 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. During an after-party nightcap, husband and wife George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the secret that has been the foundation for their relationship. Their exposed mysteries reveal the degrading mess they have made of their lives.
For all shows, performances will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (with an audience talkback following), 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Visit www.sc4.edu/theatre to order season tickets online. Deadline to buy season tickets is Friday, Oct. 12. To buy individual show tickets or season tickets, call (810) 989-5513 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays). For details, call (810) 989-5709.