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John Tyler Community College Theatre Students to Bring Wonder of the World to the Stage

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

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Heather Busch
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Released on November 20, 2013

Photo Credit: Jim Barklow Studios

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – What do you get when you mix zany personalities with wacky situations, a woman on a journey of self-discovery, and a trip to Niagara Falls? You get Wonder of the World of course! John Tyler Community College’s Theatre Workshop class brings this dark, absurdist comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire to the stage in December for three performances, and the community is invited to join the fun. The shows will take place inside Hamel Hall, room H109, at the Midlothian Campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway, on December 6 at 7:00 p.m.; December 7 at 3:00 p.m.; and December 8 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Wonder of the World, directed by Kerrigan Sullivan, associate professor of communication studies and theatre, and produced with permission from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., is recommended for mature audiences. For more information about these upcoming performances, contact Kerrigan Sullivan at ksullivan@jtcc.edu or 804-594-1498. For directions to the John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus, visit www.jtcc.edu/locations.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 14,000 students during the 2012-13 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates, and 34 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,200 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Hamel Hall on its Midlothian Campus, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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