When Worlds Collide 2014 - 2015

When Worlds Collide

Panola College's 2014-2015 theatre season presents When Worlds Collide.  This year's productions are The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, Arsenic & Old Lace  by Joseph Kesserling, a dinner theatre  The Witch of Edmonton by Rowley, Dekker, & Ford, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, The Exonerated by Blank & Jensen  and Tales of the Arabian Nights the Children's Show.  For ticket pricing and reservations, call 903-693-2064 or email tickets@panola.edu.

Fall Semester 2014

The Zoo Story - An Introduction to Drama - September 11 & 12, 2014 - Q.M. Martin

Zoo Story Poster

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, Guest Director, Elizabeth Hedges.  A chance meeting in Central park leads to a charged, unsuspected conclusion.  Considered one of Albee's best work (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goat), The Zoo Story brings human relationships, the art of communication and internal pain to the forefront of a darkly comic and thrilling encounter.  Produced by special permission from Dramatists Play Service. Admission to this play is free of charge to the general public.  Due to the mature themes of this play, no children under ten will be admitted.



Dinner Theatre/Dessert Matinee – September 19, 20, & 21, 2014  - Studio Theatre


Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesserling.  Murder, mayhem, and mystery: This well-known comedy features dead bodies, poison, and torture with a cast of actors who relish the fun to be had.  The plot features the two elderly, unmarried Brewster sisters, Abby and Martha, who fill their days with charitable deeds and dote on their bachelor nephew, Mortimer   All seems ordinary, until the day Mortimer happens to look in his aunts' window seat and notices a dead body  Another element of the evening will be Improv performances by the Drama Departments Comedy Troupe. Reservations are required due to limited seating.  Dinner Theatre tickets for September 19 and 20 are $20.00 for the general public; $18.00 for Senior Citizens, Students, and Panola Family, and $12.00 for children under twelve.  Dinner includes a full-course meal, dessert, coffee, tea, and water. Dessert Matinee tickets are $10.00 for the general public, $8.00 for Senior Citizens, Students, and Panola Family, and $6.00 for children under twelve.  Reservations may be made by calling 903-693-2017 or 903-693-2064 or via email at tickets@panola.edu.  Produced by Special Permission from Dramatic Publishing / Logo Design courtesy of Noah Skalin of ALR Design, AU


The Witch of Edmonton by Rowley, Dekker, & Ford - 
October 24 & 25 @ 7 p.m.  Q.M. Martinlogowitch

Panola College's entry into the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival
October 31, 2014 - San Jacinto Central College - Houston, TX

The Witch of Edmonton explodes upon the stage depicting a town filled with distrust, dishonesty, and disloyalty.  Based upon the sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, the story of Mother Sawyer and her familiar has thrilled and chilled audiences for more than four centuries.  Long a favorite of classical theatre enthusiasts for its domestic conflicts and supernatural elements, The Witch of Edmonton portrays that "thou are never so distant from an evil spirit".  Tickets are $5.00 for the general public and free for Panola family and students. The supernatural elements of this production may be disturbing to some viewers and discretion is advised. Due to this content, no children under thirteen will be admitted.

Student Directs - December 3, 6 p.m. - Studio Theatre
Advanced Acting Students

A series of student-directed ten minute plays will occur at 6 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.  Admission is free for Panola Faculty, Staff, and Students.  All other costs $1.00.

Spring Semester 2015

The Exonerated - February 20 -21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. – Q. M. Martin AuditoriumLogo Exon

"There’s a distinct sound made by audience members watching “The Exonerated.” It’s a sharp exhale, part incredulous, part angry, and delivered with a wince or a shake of the head. That sound is a visceral reaction to stories of people unjustly sentenced to die. It staves off the compulsion to cry out, or maybe just to cry." NY Times 2012  This documentary play recounts the tales of six former death-row inmates, using their own words, from court transcripts, interviews and letters. Some of those convicted were nowhere near the scenes of the crimes. A few were connected to the victims by the thinnest of threads. Whatever the case, their stories remain troubling. Written over ten years ago, this powerful, "often disturbing" examination of our American Judicial system still resonates and packs a punch in the context of our times.

This production will also be Panola’ TCCSTA’s Play Festival  entry in February.  Tickets are $10.00 for the General Public and free for Panola Family and Students.  To make reservations, please call 903.693.2064 or email tickets@panola.edu.  No children under ten will be admitted.


Children's Theatre Week of April 28 – May 2 School Day's Tour and Performances

General Public -  May 2 at 11:00 a.m. - Carthage High School Anights

One Arabian Night - an Adaptation of the tales of Aladdin and the Genie done Commedia' style.  Laughter, magic, and fun explode onto the stage.  Contact Panola College Drama for tour dates.  Bring the show to your school as a fundraiser!  Tickets are $1.00!

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