Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sussex County Community College Presents the Theater Arts Student Showcase 

  • Free Performances on Tuesday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m.  
  • Student Club Performance on December 20, at 7 p.m. 
From left to right: Michelle Dester of Vernon, Tessa Gori of Sparta, Alexis Garrity of Sussex, and Aurelia Shanga of Mount Olive rehearse the one act play, “Overtones” by Alice Gerstenberg, that will be performed during Sussex County Community College’s Theater Arts Student Showcase. 

PRESS RELEASE: NEWTON, N.J. – Enjoy an evening of songs, a one act, a staged reading, scenes and monologues from Sussex County Community College’s theater program and Campus Life’s Performing Arts Guild.

The Theater Arts Student Showcase is free and open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the college’s performing arts center, located at One College Hill Road in Newton.  

The showcase will feature the one act play, “Overtones,” by Alice Gerstenberg performed by the performing and production class taught by professor Allison Ognibene. “Overtones” gives voice to the suppressed yearnings of women in the early 20th century, and it is considered the earliest example of a play that dramatizes the unconscious on stage.   

The SCCC acting class taught by professor Stephen Davis will highlight the third act of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Students will also perform monologues from “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters.  

SCCC’s campus life student club, the Performing Arts Guild, will be singing Broadway songs throughout the December 19 performance. Audiences will be treated to a preview of their show.  

SCCC’s Campus Life’s Performing Arts Guild Showcase will be held on Wednesday, December 20, at 7 p.m. at the college’s performing arts center. Alongside the club’s showcase, the SCCC fine arts club will be displaying student-made artwork in the atrium of the center, which is located just outside the theater. The Performing Arts Guild will also be holding a bake sale fundraiser during the December 20 show. 

Registration for spring semester is happening at Sussex County Community College. The spring semester will be offering courses including theater workshop, where the students will develop, produce and perform an original work geared for families. Theater history, stage management and acting will also be offered in the spring semester. To learn more about the visual and performing arts and other programs at SCCC, visit sussex.edu.