For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2018
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
The title of Laurel Ridge Community College’s fall play may be “Women in Jeopardy,” but the only danger audience members will face is laughing so hard they miss the next lines. This year’s show is 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 in the McCoy Theatre.
Billed as “Thelma and Louise meets ‘The First Wives Club’” and written by Wendy MacLeod, the play is for mature audiences only.
“The play is about three women who are best friends,” director Calee Suddath says. “They’re all divorced, and one of the women, Liz, starts dating a new man. He’s a dentist, and is a little odd.”
Liz’s friends, Mary and Jo, suspect her new boyfriend is behind the disappearance of a dental hygienist.
“It’s kind of a goofy, quirky comedy,” Suddath says.
Tickets are available at the door, and are $5 for students, and $10 for the general public.
Six of the seven actors in the play are Laurel Ridge students, while the seventh is a former student, says Suddath, who is in the director’s chair for the seventh time. For more information, email [email protected]
Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Laurel Ridge Community College (Laurel Ridge) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College. Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.
Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.