Laurel Ridge presenting “Women in Jeopardy” Nov. 16 and 17

For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2018

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Women in Jeopardy Dinner Theatre Play - Show Flyer

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 three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — 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 is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Laurel Ridge shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment. Inquiries may be directed to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources, [email protected]173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-7226.

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.