Austin College Theatre Production 39 Steps

Austin College Theatre Production 39 Steps

Tales of intrigue on a cinematic scale come to the Austin College stage when The 39 Steps is presented November 15 through November 17, with shows at 7:30 each evening. Tickets are $8 for the general public or free with a current Austin College ID. The Austin College Improv Troupe will perform each night after the feature play. For more information call 903.813.2281. The script includes some simulated violence and gun play but no significant adult themes.

The script by English playwright, actor, and comedian Patrick Barlow is a stage adaptation of the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the classic 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock. The play is unique because the more-than-130 characters included are played by only four actors. Words like spy thriller, comedy, and “a dash of Monty Python” have been used to describe the production that premiered in June 2005 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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Austin College Theatre Production 39 Steps

Austin College Theatre Production 39 Steps

Tales of intrigue on a cinematic scale come to the Austin College stage when The 39 Steps is presented November 15 through November 17, with shows at 7:30 each evening. Tickets are $8 for the general public or free with a current Austin College ID. The Austin College Improv Troupe will perform each night after the feature play. For more information call 903.813.2281. The script includes some simulated violence and gun play but no significant adult themes.

The script by English playwright, actor, and comedian Patrick Barlow is a stage adaptation of the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the classic 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock. The play is unique because the more-than-130 characters included are played by only four actors. Words like spy thriller, comedy, and “a dash of Monty Python” have been used to describe the production that premiered in June 2005 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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Austin College Theatre Production 39 Steps

Austin College Theatre Production 39 Steps

Tales of intrigue on a cinematic scale come to the Austin College stage when The 39 Steps is presented November 15 through November 17, with shows at 7:30 each evening. Tickets are $8 for the general public or free with a current Austin College ID. The Austin College Improv Troupe will perform each night after the feature play. For more information call 903.813.2281. The script includes some simulated violence and gun play but no significant adult themes.

The script by English playwright, actor, and comedian Patrick Barlow is a stage adaptation of the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the classic 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock. The play is unique because the more-than-130 characters included are played by only four actors. Words like spy thriller, comedy, and “a dash of Monty Python” have been used to describe the production that premiered in June 2005 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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Austin College Presents “An Evening of Chamber Music and Jazz”

Austin College Presents “An Evening of Chamber Music and Jazz”

The Austin College Department of Music will present the annual fall concert of instrumental ensembles under the direction of Dr. Ricky Duhaime in “An Evening of Chamber Music and Jazz” on Monday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m.in Wynne Chapel on campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Music Department at 903.813.2251.

This first half of the concert will be presented by the Austin College Chamber Orchestra, performing a contemporary American composition, “Abendstern” by Lauren Bernofsky, and the singular “Concerto for Two Cellos” by Antonio Vivaldi. Austin College senior Megan Chiu and freshman Jacob Martin are the cello soloists in the Vivaldi concerto.

The second half of the concert will feature the Greater Texoma Jazz Ensemble performing a variety of big band charts in both traditional and contemporary styles. The concert will feature jazz soloists James Carter, alto saxophone; Mason Bird and Reese Brentzel, tenor saxophones; Jesse Speer and Michael Waters, trombones; John Vietta and Andrew Gregg, trumpets; Phil Pitts, piano; Greg Smith, guitar; and Richard Burleson, drums.

The Chamber Orchestra is comprised of Austin College string students, joined this semester by community members John McGinn and Greg Hendrix. The orchestra’s students represent majors and minors across many academic disciplines and varying professional goals but a continuing interest in music.

The Greater Texoma Jazz Ensemble consists of students, faculty, and adults from throughout the region, with performance venues this semester in Denison, Sherman, and Bells High Schools in addition to Austin College.

Austin College Hosts Public Star Party at Adams Observatory

Austin College Hosts Public Star Party at Adams Observatory

Austin College Adams Observatory opens its doors to the community for a Star Party on November 4, where visitors can search the universe through the largest research grade telescope in North Texas. The come-and-go event begins at 9 p.m. and runs until 10:30 p.m. The event is free, but advance registration is requested. Register at www.austincollege.edu/adams-observatory-events/. Should weather conditions require a cancellation, the announcement will be posted on the Austin College website, and registrants will be notified by email on the day of the event.   More…..

Adams Observatory Telescope