LFCC to Hold Dinner Theater and Play Performance

For Immediate Release:
November 9, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Fine and Performing Arts Club and Student Activities Office will present “Twentieth Century,” a comedy adapted by playwright Ken Ludwig. 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 annual dinner theater production will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. Included in the $20 or $25 ticket cost (depending on the seats) is a meal by Shaffers’ Catering. Additional performances of the play will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Tickets for the play-only performances are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Set in the 1930s, the play revolves around Oscar Jaffe, a Broadway producer/director, and Lily Garland, a temperamental Hollywood actress, as they travel on the Twentieth Century Limited train from Chicago to New York City. Ever since losing Garland as his leading lady, both on- and off-stage, Jaffe’s Broadway career has been going downhill, and he is heading for bankruptcy. In a last ditch effort to save his career, Jaffe tries to convince Garland to return to Broadway in his upcoming show. With 20 hours to accomplish his mission, Jaffe pulls out all of the stops. Could this be the end of the line for Jaffe?

The play is directed by Roxie Orndorff, an LFCC employee and Berryville resident. The cast and crew are made up of LFCC students and employees as well as community members. 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 the Student Activities Office at 540-868-7216 or [email protected]. Tickets for the play-only performances on Saturday and Sunday may be purchased at the door.


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.