A Season to Remember
Panola College's 2013-2014theatre season presents A Season to Remember This year's productions are Bloody Murder by Ed Sala, a dinner theatre murder-mystery-comedy; Confederate Letters by Barre Gonzalez and A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel, Rashomon based on the stories of Ryunosuke Akutagaw, and Pinocchio Commedia by Johnny Simons.
Fall Semester 2013
Dinner Theatre/Dessert Matinee – September 27, 28, & 29, 2013
Bloody Murder by Ed Sala A group of the usual British murder-mystery types gather for a weekend retreat at the sumptuous country estate of the esteemed Lady Somerset. There's the major who served in India; the inebriated, fading actor; the innocent ingénue; the exotic lady in red; the mysterious Chinese gentleman; the rich dowager aunt and her faithful maid and worthless nephew. Suddenly, one of them dies of poison! Oh, what fun! But wait … Her Ladyship refuses to summon the police! She says she won't go through all this, again. All what, again? And why were they all invited here in the first place? Is this actually just another formulaic, all-too-predictable mystery story? Or is it something diabolically … different? Agatha Christie meets Pirandello. Another element of the evening will be Improv performances by the Drama Departments Comedy Troupe. Performances are September 27 and 28th at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. On the 27th and the 28th, dinner serves at 5:30 p.m. and the dessert matinee on Sunday is at 2:15. Tickets for the dinner theatre are $18.00 for general admission and $15.00 for Panola Family and Students. The dessert matinee is $8.00 for general admission and $5.00 for the Panola Family and Students. Reservations are required, as seating is limited. To make a reservation, please call 903.693.2017 or 903.693.2064 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil War Education Series – Drama Civil War Program- November 7 and 8, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Panola College’s Civil War Education Series, Confederate Letters by Barre Gonzales and A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel will be presented on Thursday, November 7th and Friday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Tickets are $6.00 for the General Public and free for Panola Family and Students. Confederate Letters is a tale of two young men torn by love of family and a duty to fight for what they believe, run off to the Civil War accompanied by a runaway slave. The heartbreak of our nation as brother fights brother and those at home wait for word. This production will be guest directed by Liz Hedges, retired Panola Drama Professor. Ms. King is a former student of Liz Hedges. “I’m really looking forward to working with Liz. She inspired me to pursue my dreams and it is a privilege to collaborate with someone who influenced my life so much!” A Civil War Christmas is set on a chilly Christmas Eve during the latter days of the Civil War. It is a pageant play for all seasons that weaves a tapestry of both fictional and historical characters together with holiday music, marches, hymns, and spirituals of the time to tell a story of companionship and communal hope arising from one of our nation's darkest hours. This production features the Panola College Choir department as well. As part of the program, Mr. Gonzales, directors, and cast and crew will hold a talkback with the audience after each performance. Tickets are $6.00 for the General Public and free for Panola Family and Students. To make reservations, please call 903.693.2064 or email email@example.com. This production i
Spring Semester 2014
Rashomon - February 21 -23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. – Q. M. Martin Auditorium
Rashomon – based on the stories of Ryunosuke Akutagawa. is a Japanese crime drama with both philosophical and psychological overtones. A criminal episode in a forest is reported by four witnesses, each from their own point of view. - Who is telling the truth? What is truth? This production will also be Panola’ TCCSTA’s Play Festival showcase on February 26 – March 1 at Blinn College in Brenham. Tickets are $8.00 for the General Public and free for Panola Family and Students. To make reservations, please call 903.693.2064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Theatre Week of April 28 – May 3 School Day's Tour and Performances
General Public - May 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Pinocchio Commedia by Johnny Simmons, the beloved story of the puppet who wanted to be a “real boy.” The show tours local schools the week of April 28 and be presented to the general public on May 3, 2014.