Much Ado About Nothing
As part of the BRCC Presents series, BRCC TV will air the Blue Ridge Community College Drama Department's Fall 2011 production of Much Ado about Nothing in April:
**If you do not have Morris Broadband cable, you can view the play online.**
It's easy to see why this witty comedy is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. From silly malapropisms to sophisticated repartee, the brilliant use of language is the heart and soul of Much Ado. Yet there are enough crazy constables, drunken louts and scheming counts to keep the action going, not to mention the lovers—Hero and Claudio, who seem destined for each other but are almost torn apart by the cruel scheming of Don John, and Beatrice and Benedick, who seem destined to tear each others' eyes out but are brought together by the kind designs of Don Pedro.
Once again, the diverse cast and crew include BRCC and Early College High School students, alumni, faculty, and community members. Artist-in-residence and BRCC alumnus J.J. McCarson takes on the role of the benevolent prince Don Pedro. BRCC drama students Elizabeth Kerbs and Nickalas Martino are Beatrice and Benedick. Kerbs appeared in last fall's successful production of August: Osage County, while Nickalas Martino was featured in A Carolina Story in the spring.
Drama student Rob Lamb appears as Claudio while Taylor Williams is Hero. Early College High School Student Bobby Simcox is Don John. Other students and alumni involved in the production include, as Dogberry and Verges, Stephanie and Jennifer O'Rear, also the choreographers, Beth Norris, a singer as well, Brent Shipman, an actor and musician, along with Chris Stroud, Katie Cutshaw, Courtney Creasman, Michael O'Hearn and Hayley Brazell.
Katie Winkler, English Instructor and playwright of A Carolina Story, plays Antonia, while former BRCC student Curtis McCarley, composer of A Carolina Story, once again offers his musical talent, creating and performing original music for this production. Other community members involved in the play include Ed Mathis, who wrote songs for and played in A Carolina Story, and Robert Reece, who appeared in August: Osage County.
Jennifer Treadway, head of the BRCC drama department, is director; Alumna Jennifer O'Rear, pulling triple duty, is the assistant director, while drama student Whitney Smith is stage manager. BRCC drama instructor Laura Chaney designed the set as well as the lights; community member Diane Ballard created the costumes and dressed the set.
Visit our schedule to find air times for Much Ado About Nothing.
BRCC 8th Annual Car Show 2013 - March 23
Hosted by Blue Ridge Community College and Western North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountain Region of AACA, the BRCC 8th Annual Car Show will be held Saturday, March 23 from 9 am until 3 pm. All proceeds of the car show will benefit automotive students in SkillsUSA competitions.
The show is open to all modes of transportation. Participants can register their car at the gate for $5.
Viewing public are welcome. BBQ and door prizes are available. For more information, please contact Brian Johnson at 694-1835 or Kim LaRowe at 891-8299.
Kehr Lecture Series: Debra Rowe - Airing Now
As part of the Kehr Lecture Series at Blue Ridge Community College, Dr. Debra Rowe teaches how to reduce your bills and increase your quality of life while creating sustainable abundance.
Visit the BRCC TV website to find air times.