Blinn theatre arts students present ‘Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?’ Feb. 14-17

$10 tickets are available at www.blinn.edu/boxoffice

$10 tickets are available at www.blinn.edu/boxoffice

February 4, 2019

The Blinn College-Brenham Campus Theatre Arts Program is bringing Faustian comedy to the stage with its production of “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” Feb. 14-17 at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center.

When mild-mannered reporter George MacCauley comes to interview motion picture goddess Rita Marlowe, he meets a high-powered agent who, for successive 10 percents of his soul, arranges for Marlowe to fall madly in love with him. However, after winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay, George finds that he must free himself from both Hollywood and the Devil.

Written by George Axelrod, “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” premiered in 1955 and was adapted loosely into a film in 1957.

“This play will be a lot of fun for the audience and for our actors,” said Brad Nies, Blinn-Brenham Theatre Arts Director. “It spoofs Hollywood in the late 1950s, so many of the characters are parodies of famous icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Truman Capote.”

The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 14-16, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. To purchase tickets, visit www.blinn.edu/boxoffice, email boxoffice@blinn.edu, or call 979-830-4024.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for high school students, children, and senior citizens. Blinn students and employees receive free admission with their Blinn College ID.

The play contains implied sexuality and mild profanity.

Nies will direct, Kevin Patrick will serve as Technical Director, and Jennifer Patrick will oversee costume design. The play will be Blinn-Brenham’s entry into the Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association Play Festival.

“Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” is the third play in Blinn-Brenham’s Season of Tall and Twisted Tales, following the success of “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and “Roald Dahl’s Jack and the Beanstalk.” The season concludes April 4-7 with the 10-Minute Play Festival.

Blinn’s student performances feature theatre majors and non-majors alike. Blinn’s Associate of Art degree in theatre arts provides a basic foundation in modern, contemporary, and multicultural theatre. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu/theatre.

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