MHCC Theatre Presents Two Spring Plays
Posted: March 23, 2012
The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Theatre department will present two plays this spring in the Studio Theatre, room AC1118 on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Both plays are directed by MHCC Theatre students.
The Glass Menagerie
“The Glass Menagerie” is one of Tennessee Williams’ most beloved plays. Set in mid-century St. Louis, Mo., Williams introduces audiences to the Wingfield family, which bears striking similarities to his own upbringing.
Daryl Harrison Carson, MHCC technical director and instructor, says the action centers around Laura, a painfully shy girl, and her well intended but overbearing mother, Amanda. Laura amuses herself with her collection of glass animals while her brother Tom daydreams and comments from the apartment fire escape. When Tom brings a gentleman caller to meet Laura, their lives are about to change. The Glass Menagerie won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945.
Anthony Ceglie will direct The Glass Menagerie. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 pm., April 26-28.
Valory Lawrence, theatre instructor and producer, describes the second play, “The Underpants,” as Carl Sternheim’s hilarious comedy which was originally produced in 1910.
“It may have been forgotten except for the fact that comedian Steve Martin discovered it, wrote an adaptation, and now over 100 years later, it is still relevant and laugh-out-loud funny.”
Lawrence describes the story: Louise is watching a parade. She stands on her tiptoes to get a better view of the king. For just a split second, her underpants fall down, and she quickly pulls them up. She thinks that no one has noticed, but she has no idea what chaos has been unleashed! The Underpants is witty, silly and just a little bit naughty; don’t miss this play!
Dylan Gardner will direct The Underpants. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 pm., May 10 – 12.
Tickets for either play will go on sale April 2 and are available by calling the MHCC Performing Arts Box Office at 503-491-7154 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online through Vendini Tickets. Advance tickets cost $8 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $2 more. The Theatre department is committed to presenting quality entertainment for the community at affordable prices.
For more information on either play, please contact the Performing Arts office, 503-491-6969.
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability. MHCC is a tobacco-free campus. Parking for these events is free.