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October 1, 2012

Blinn kicks off new theatre season with ‘Enron’

Performances hosted at the O’Donnell Performing Arts Center beginning Thursday

EnronBlinn College will kick off its Brenham theatre arts season Thursday with “Enron,” the Tony Award-nominated play detailing the Houston-based company’s efforts to conceal its mounting debts.

Directed by Bradley Nies, performances will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center’s MRW Studio Theater on the College’s Brenham campus (map).

“Enron” details company president 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.

Technical Theatre Professor Kevin Patrick serves as technical director, and Theatre Instructor Jennifer Patrick is the costume designer and guest artist.

The play is part of a Blinn-Brenham theatre season performing under the theme “An American Year.” This season will also include performances of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Nov. 15-18, “Biloxi Blues” Feb. 21-24 and “An Evening of Tennessee Williams” April 12-13.

Blinn’s theatre arts program offers a quality educational foundation through study, application and experience. A wide range of performance and production studies combined with Blinn’s outstanding reputation as the state leader in transferring students to top four-year institutions paves the way for success in an exciting entertainment career. In the theatre arts program at Blinn, students apply their knowledge each year in four or more dramatic productions, two musical theatre ensembles and local, regional and national presentations.

For more information, please call the Blinn theatre arts program at 979-830-4269 or the O’Donnell Box Office at 979-830-4024.