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Galveston College Theatre Presents “More Fun Than Bowling”

The Galveston College Theatre department will present “More Fun Than Bowling” on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The performances are free and open to the public.

Galveston College Theatre Presents “More Fun Than Bowling”

The Galveston College Theatre department will present “More Fun Than Bowling” on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The performances are free and open to the public.

Galveston College Theatre Presents “More Fun Than Bowling”

The Galveston College Theatre department will present “More Fun Than Bowling” on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The performances are free and open to the public.

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Galveston College Theatre to stage ‘More Fun than Bowling’

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a three-day run of “More Fun than Bowling,” a funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy by veteran playwright Steven Dietz.

Show dates and times are Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

The story follows Jake Tomlinson as he relives moments of his life with his two dead wives, Lois and Loretta, both of whom died in freak bowling accidents.

Main character Jake owns the bowling alley in a small Midwestern town and passes the time ruminating about life while sitting on a hilltop where two of his three wives are buried. Lois was zapped by lightning while carrying a bowling trophy in a thunderstorm, and Loretta was killed by only the second bowling ball rack collapse in history. In his younger days Jake was a promising concert musician, but a foul tip baseball broke his fingers which subsequently healed into a perfect bowler’s grip. Jake replays the key frames of his life and, from time to time, is visited by his daughter Molly who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. But who is that nattily dressed man with dark glasses and a revolver lurking nearby?

The Washington Times describes “More Fun than Bowling” as “a very funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy. Mr. Dietz is a…writer with a distinct comic voice. He shows us that life and certainly death is a lot like bowling. For every experience, there seems to be an appropriate bowling expression just waiting to be applied. And for those who thought that bowling was merely a matter of rolling a ball and knocking down some pins, there is an Act II description of the Zen of bowling that will change your thinking forever…. In addition to inventing vivid cartoonish characters and giving them wacky tragic actions, Mr. Dietz is a master of the comic monologue.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Dorion Alcantar, Eva Arita, Daniel Bourque, Alyssa Gudz, Christiana-Rose LaCross, Eric Scales and Brittney Somoza.

This production of “More Fun than Bowling” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

Daniel Bourque, Eva Arita and Alyssa Gudz rehearse for the upcoming Galveston College Theatre production of “More Fun than Bowling” by Steven Dietz. Show dates and times are Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

Galveston College Theatre Presents ‘No-Hole Holiday’

This holiday season, Galveston College Theatre department will present the musical comedy, “The No Hole Holiday,” with book and lyrics by Stan Gill and music by Cindy Bright and Stan Gill.

An upwardly mobile elf, frustrated Halloween goblins, industrious hole-making gnomes, schmoozy politicians and Santa populate this charming and zany modern fairy tale.

It is still a month before the holidays and preparations are gearing up.  “The Holiday World”, Santa says, “is a strange and unusual place.”  Axel the Elf has been promoted to Santa’s personal staff, however, instead of something glamourous like tinsel or music, he is put in charge of buying holes.  Santa sends Axel to see Mr. Pistachio, the Commissioner of Stuff, to make the deal, but sends him with a warning.  There are two Goblins called the Grump Sisters, who are jealous that their holiday, Halloween, lasts only a day, while Santa’s festivities are celebrated for a month.  Mr. Pistachio takes Axel to meet Rowley and Jinx, the two gnomes who run the Hole Factory, so he may see how important his new job is.  Axel begins to get the idea and his attitude changes about the importance of his new job, just in time for the Grumps to attempt to sabotage the Hole Factory and ruin everyone’s holiday.  Will the Grump Sisters succeed or will Santa, Axel, Rowley, Jinx and Mr. Pistachio save the holidays?

Company Members include Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Andrea Parson, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell and Fallon Smith.

Show dates and times for “The No-Hole Holiday” are Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.  However, the GC Theatre department will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Galveston County Food Bank. Performances are located in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts, Liz Lacy, at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Galveston College Theatre Presents ‘No-Hole Holiday’

This holiday season, Galveston College Theatre department will present the musical comedy, “The No Hole Holiday,” with book and lyrics by Stan Gill and music by Cindy Bright and Stan Gill.

An upwardly mobile elf, frustrated Halloween goblins, industrious hole-making gnomes, schmoozy politicians and Santa populate this charming and zany modern fairy tale.

It is still a month before the holidays and preparations are gearing up.  “The Holiday World”, Santa says, “is a strange and unusual place.”  Axel the Elf has been promoted to Santa’s personal staff, however, instead of something glamourous like tinsel or music, he is put in charge of buying holes.  Santa sends Axel to see Mr. Pistachio, the Commissioner of Stuff, to make the deal, but sends him with a warning.  There are two Goblins called the Grump Sisters, who are jealous that their holiday, Halloween, lasts only a day, while Santa’s festivities are celebrated for a month.  Mr. Pistachio takes Axel to meet Rowley and Jinx, the two gnomes who run the Hole Factory, so he may see how important his new job is.  Axel begins to get the idea and his attitude changes about the importance of his new job, just in time for the Grumps to attempt to sabotage the Hole Factory and ruin everyone’s holiday.  Will the Grump Sisters succeed or will Santa, Axel, Rowley, Jinx and Mr. Pistachio save the holidays?

Company Members include Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Andrea Parson, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell and Fallon Smith.

Show dates and times for “The No-Hole Holiday” are Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.  However, the GC Theatre department will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Galveston County Food Bank. Performances are located in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts, Liz Lacy, at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Galveston College Theatre Presents ‘No-Hole Holiday’

This holiday season, Galveston College Theatre department will present the musical comedy, “The No Hole Holiday,” with book and lyrics by Stan Gill and music by Cindy Bright and Stan Gill.

An upwardly mobile elf, frustrated Halloween goblins, industrious hole-making gnomes, schmoozy politicians and Santa populate this charming and zany modern fairy tale.

It is still a month before the holidays and preparations are gearing up.  “The Holiday World”, Santa says, “is a strange and unusual place.”  Axel the Elf has been promoted to Santa’s personal staff, however, instead of something glamourous like tinsel or music, he is put in charge of buying holes.  Santa sends Axel to see Mr. Pistachio, the Commissioner of Stuff, to make the deal, but sends him with a warning.  There are two Goblins called the Grump Sisters, who are jealous that their holiday, Halloween, lasts only a day, while Santa’s festivities are celebrated for a month.  Mr. Pistachio takes Axel to meet Rowley and Jinx, the two gnomes who run the Hole Factory, so he may see how important his new job is.  Axel begins to get the idea and his attitude changes about the importance of his new job, just in time for the Grumps to attempt to sabotage the Hole Factory and ruin everyone’s holiday.  Will the Grump Sisters succeed or will Santa, Axel, Rowley, Jinx and Mr. Pistachio save the holidays?

Company Members include Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Andrea Parson, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell and Fallon Smith.

Show dates and times for “The No-Hole Holiday” are Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.  However, the GC Theatre department will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Galveston County Food Bank. Performances are located in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts, Liz Lacy, at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Galveston College Theatre Presents ‘No-Hole Holiday’

This holiday season, Galveston College Theatre department will present the musical comedy, “The No Hole Holiday,” with book and lyrics by Stan Gill and music by Cindy Bright and Stan Gill.

An upwardly mobile elf, frustrated Halloween goblins, industrious hole-making gnomes, schmoozy politicians and Santa populate this charming and zany modern fairy tale.

It is still a month before the holidays and preparations are gearing up.  “The Holiday World”, Santa says, “is a strange and unusual place.”  Axel the Elf has been promoted to Santa’s personal staff, however, instead of something glamourous like tinsel or music, he is put in charge of buying holes.  Santa sends Axel to see Mr. Pistachio, the Commissioner of Stuff, to make the deal, but sends him with a warning.  There are two Goblins called the Grump Sisters, who are jealous that their holiday, Halloween, lasts only a day, while Santa’s festivities are celebrated for a month.  Mr. Pistachio takes Axel to meet Rowley and Jinx, the two gnomes who run the Hole Factory, so he may see how important his new job is.  Axel begins to get the idea and his attitude changes about the importance of his new job, just in time for the Grumps to attempt to sabotage the Hole Factory and ruin everyone’s holiday.  Will the Grump Sisters succeed or will Santa, Axel, Rowley, Jinx and Mr. Pistachio save the holidays?

Company Members include Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Andrea Parson, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell and Fallon Smith.

Show dates and times for “The No-Hole Holiday” are Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.  However, the GC Theatre department will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Galveston County Food Bank. Performances are located in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts, Liz Lacy, at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Galveston College Theatre Presents ‘No-Hole Holiday’

This holiday season, Galveston College Theatre department will present the musical comedy, “The No Hole Holiday,” with book and lyrics by Stan Gill and music by Cindy Bright and Stan Gill.

An upwardly mobile elf, frustrated Halloween goblins, industrious hole-making gnomes, schmoozy politicians and Santa populate this charming and zany modern fairy tale.

It is still a month before the holidays and preparations are gearing up.  “The Holiday World”, Santa says, “is a strange and unusual place.”  Axel the Elf has been promoted to Santa’s personal staff, however, instead of something glamourous like tinsel or music, he is put in charge of buying holes.  Santa sends Axel to see Mr. Pistachio, the Commissioner of Stuff, to make the deal, but sends him with a warning.  There are two Goblins called the Grump Sisters, who are jealous that their holiday, Halloween, lasts only a day, while Santa’s festivities are celebrated for a month.  Mr. Pistachio takes Axel to meet Rowley and Jinx, the two gnomes who run the Hole Factory, so he may see how important his new job is.  Axel begins to get the idea and his attitude changes about the importance of his new job, just in time for the Grumps to attempt to sabotage the Hole Factory and ruin everyone’s holiday.  Will the Grump Sisters succeed or will Santa, Axel, Rowley, Jinx and Mr. Pistachio save the holidays?

Company Members include Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Andrea Parson, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell and Fallon Smith.

Show dates and times for “The No-Hole Holiday” are Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.  However, the GC Theatre department will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Galveston County Food Bank. Performances are located in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts, Liz Lacy, at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.