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VHCC to Present “Greetings,” an Off-Broadway Holiday Comedy Favorite
ABINGDON, Va - “Greetings,” an off-Broadway holiday comedy favorite applauded by The New Yorker and The Associated Press will be performed in the Keyser-Aday Theatre on the Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) campus Thursday, Nov 21 through Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 pm nightly. The final performance will be Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2:30 pm.
Presented by the Theatre Arts Department at VHCC, the comedy has been described by The New York Newsday as “a comic jewel … stunning and touching … a joyful holiday lift.”
General admission is $5 and tickets are available at the door prior to each performance. Admission is free with a valid VHCC ID or Arts Array pass.
The play, written by Tom Dudzick, and directed by VHCC Professor Emeritus Gary Aday, is set in the 1990s in the living room and dining room of a working class family in Pittsburgh, Pa. The comedy features the unique family interactions of a “sweet Catholic mother, a sour Catholic father and an intellectually disabled younger brother named Mickey” and their family blow-up when the oldest son brings his Jewish atheist fiancé “to meet the folks on Christmas Eve.”
Kealey Hinchey, Mark Preston Stewart, Austin Bailey, Dan Beebe, and Tori Duncan have starring roles in this VHCC production. Richard Fleenor serves as the assistant director and stage manager. Other crew include Paul Pratt, lighting design & control; Reva Russell, sound recording; Dona Lee, costume and wardrobe; Peaches Smith, hair styling; and Nikelle Hagy, poster and program design.
About Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College is one of the 23 comprehensive community colleges in the Virginia Community College System. VHCC has become a dynamic leader in Southwest Virginia with a primary goal of providing comprehensive and quality education and related services for residents throughout its region. We proudly serve the residents of Bristol Virginia, Washington County and the Western Part of Smyth County. The College is committed to teaching, learning & community building, and serves more than 2500 students, offering more than 80 academic areas of study.