Theatre offers five for five

Panola College theatre students will present “The Oresteia” and “The Mystery of Irma Vep” during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre State Festival.

Panola College will host the Kennedy Center American College Theatre State Festival on November 6-8, with five area colleges and universities showcasing their entries on the Q.M. Martin Stage and the Elizabeth R. Hedges Studio Theatre.

“It’s a great opportunity for people who love theatre,” said Karen King, Panola College professor of theatre. “We are inviting the public to enjoy five outstanding college productions for the low price of $5.”

The showcase begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with the Panola College production of “The Oresteia” by Aeschylus. On Thursday at 11 a.m., Panola College will present “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” in the Elizabeth R. Hedges Studio Theatre. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Richland College will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium.

On Friday, Nov. 8, Texas A&M University-Kingsville will present “Gravity” at 11 a.m., followed that evening at 8 p.m. by “Urinetown, The Musical,” presented by Bossier Parish Community College.

The $5 Festival Pass will be available at the door of any of the five productions or online at  http://bit.ly/PanolaDrama