Shakespeare speakeasy comes to life in ‘Such Stuff’ theatre production
03.21.2017 | By Andrea Vasquez
The San Jacinto College South Campus theatre department will debut its spring production “Such Stuff” on March 30.
Written by San Jacinto College South Campus theatre and film professors Kevin Holden and Kevin Jones, and student Doug Parsons, the production compiles six of Shakespeare’s plays and takes place in the near future when all art has been banned and considered illegal for years. A group of rebels get together and make a speakeasy pub where they can perform. Because of the art ban, Shakespeare is no longer taught in schools, and no one is accustomed to his works, but the show must go on! Holden directs the overall production while four of the six plays are directed by students.
“Such Stuff” opens on Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m. Additional performances will be held on March 31, April 1 and April 6-8 with each performance beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free. All performances will be held in the Black Box Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center (Building 15) at the San Jacinto College South Campus located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston.
Pictured above: Jeanri Harris (left) and Mariah Harmony (right)
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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, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.