College sets open auditions for melodrama ‘Lorna’s Love Lost’

08.22.2016 | By Rob Vanya

It’s a play that encourages audience participation and throwing popcorn

The San Jacinto College Central theatre and film department will hold open auditions for “Lorna’s Love Lost,” a family melodrama, on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 29.

Auditions will be held at 6 p.m., on both dates, at the Jerry Powell Arena Theatre located on the Central Campus at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Building 13. Auditions for the show are open to anyone in the community and enrollment at the College is not required. The cast will include four men and four women and the show might be double cast, depending on auditions. People who audition need not prepare anything and should be dressed to move.

“This will be a family-oriented show and it’s the type of play that encourages audience participation and throwing popcorn,” commented Dr. Jerry Ivins, the Central Campus theatre and film department chair.

The setting for the melodrama is 1880. Preston Dove is a rich and ailing landowner trying desperately to protect his only child, the innocent and pure Lorna Dove. But in the shadows, the mischievous master of disguise, the villain of all villains, Uriah Blackstone, has other plans. Can the hero, Leroy Prince, save the day? Can the evil villain be stopped? Only the audience knows.

Performances will take place in the Powell Arena Theatre on Sept. 21, 22, 23 and 24 with a 7:30 p.m. curtain, and on Sept. 25 with a 2:30 p.m. curtain. General admission is $10 per person at the door, with a discount price of $8 per person for all who purchase tickets by Sept. 20 by calling the box office at 281-476-1828. San Jacinto College employees and students are admitted free.

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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. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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