Productions include ‘Enron,’ ‘Snow White,’ ‘Biloxi Blues’ and ‘Tennessee Williams’
Blinn College-Brenham’s Theatre Arts Department is going red, white and blue this season with four productions under the theme “An American Year.”
Blinn will present “Enron” by Lucy Prebble in October, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by Jesse Braham White in November, “Biloxi Blues” by Neil Simon in February and “An Evening of Tennessee Williams” in April.
“The plays were selected as part of ‘An American Season’ because of what each show represents: ‘Enron’ is about an American energy corporation; ‘Biloxi Blues’ focuses on the friendship of American soldiers during World War II; ‘An Evening of Tennessee Williams’ celebrates one of America’s foremost playwrights; and the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ served as the basis of Walt Disney’s American classic film,” said Blinn-Brenham Theatre Arts Director Bradley Nies.
“Enron” details Enron CEO Jeffery Skilling’s attempts to conceal mounting debts and failing profits, and shows how an American energy giant can go from a model of the future to a bankrupt disaster. The play won the 2009 Theatrical Management Association award for best new play and received a Tony award nomination for best original score written for the theatre.
Blinn will host performances at 7 p.m. Oct. 4-6 and will hold a 2 p.m. performance Oct. 7. All performances will be held at the MRW Studio Theater in the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” tells the story of Snow White, a princess who finds her way to the home of seven friendly dwarfs after being supposedly disposed of by the wicked queen. The play has served as an American classic for more than 70 years.
Blinn will host 7 p.m. performances Nov. 15-17 and will host a 2 p.m. performance on Nov. 18. All performances will be held at the O’Donnell Auditorium. The play is produced as part of Blinn’s Service Learning project for the Brenham campus.
“Biloxi Blues” tells of the misadventures of Eugene Morris Jerome, a young Army recruit during World War II as he trains in Biloxi, Miss. This American classic is the second installment in Simon’s trilogy that began with “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and concluded with “Broadway Bound.”
Blinn will host 7 p.m. performances Feb. 21-23 and will host a 2 p.m. performance Feb. 24. All performances will be hosted at the O’Donnell Auditorium. The play will be Blinn’s entry into the 2013 Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association Play Festival.
Blinn will conclude its season with “An Evening of Tennessee Williams,” as students direct and perform in scenes from classic works by the famous American playwright. Performances will be hosted at 7 p.m. on April 12 and 13 at the MRW Studio Theater.