The evil Larson Blacklash (Alec Trevino from Pasadena, right) tries to trick Truely Sweet (Raya Wright from Baytown, center) into selling her farm, while the Deputy (Rich Scott from Pearland, left) protests in San Jacinto College’s melodrama “The Perils of Truly Sweet.” Photo by Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department.
Audience invited to join the fun in melodrama dinner show
Shower the evil villain with boos, hisses, and popcorn
Rob Vanya, August 29, 2012
PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College Central theatre and film department will present “The Perils of Truely Sweet,” an interactive melodrama dinner show that invites audience members to join the fun and participate in live theatre action.
Play-only productions will be staged on Sept. 5 and 6, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. Dinner show productions will take place on Sept. 7 and 8, with dinner served at 6:30 p.m., and curtain at 7:30 p.m. The show will be held in the Powell Arena Theatre on the Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena.
This is the College’s 19th year to present a dinner show melodrama, a type of improvisational play in which the audience is encouraged to shout their support of the hero, and disapproval of the villain by showering him with boos, hisses, and popcorn.
In “The Perils of Truely Sweet,” the evil villain is at it again. This time it’s Larson Blacklash trying to take over a town postal office and turn it into a saloon of distilled spirits. Will the hero Jack Steel stop the bad guy in time and allow his true love Miss Truely Sweet to become the school teacher for the town? Help the sheriff try to bring Blacklash to justice as you, the audience, boo and throw popcorn at the villain. Yes, in a melodrama audience members are a part of the show. And one from the audience may have to render a verdict of someone’s guilt.
The cost of admission for play-only shows is $10 per person. The admission cost for dinner show productions is $15 per person ($13 for San Jacinto College students and employees). To make reservations, please call the box office at 281-476-1828.
For more information about the theatre and film department at San Jacinto College, please visit arts.sanjac.edu/theatre-central.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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