For Immediate Release:
November 9, 2006
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Fine and Performing Arts Club and Student Activities Office will present “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a classic comedy written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring. The dinner theater and two play performances will take place in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center, located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center on the Middletown Campus, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown.
The dinner theater production will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. Included in the $25 ticket cost is a catered meal by Shaffers’. Two other performances of the play will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. The costs of tickets for the play-only performances are $8 for adults and $5 for students.
The play revolves around Mortimer Brewster, a theater critic whose eccentric family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to poisoning old men, a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and another brother who resorted to plastic surgery to avoid the police. While Brewster debates whether to marry the woman he loves, he must deal with his family and the Brooklyn, N.Y. police department.
The play is directed by Richard Farrow, an LFCC employee and Stephens City resident. All of the cast members are LFCC students. Proceeds from the event will go toward sponsoring other fine and performing arts events such as the Fairfax Follies, LFCC’s annual community variety show.
Individuals interested in purchasing tickets for the dinner theater may contact Barbara Greene at [email protected] or (540) 868-7000. Tickets for the play-only performances on Saturday and Sunday may be purchased at the door.
Media professionals interested in photographing a rehearsal may do so on one of the following dates: Nov. 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28 or 29. Rehearsals begin at 6:30 p.m. in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center, located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center on the Middletown Campus.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.