Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Theatre Season Opens with Off-Beat Comedy

Published on: September 17, 2012

So you think you want to be famous? Lone Star College-Montgomery’s first show of the 2012-13 theatre season, Somebody/Nobody by Jane Martin, is all about poking fun of celebrities and the fact that either you’re famous and have what it takes—or you don’t.

Performances will be held in the mainstage theatre of the Performing Arts Center (Building D), Thursday through Saturday, October 11-13, at 7:30 p.m. each evening, with a matinee performance on Saturday, October 13, at 2 p.m.

Somebody/Nobody takes a hard, but hilarious look at what the acquisition of fame does to both body and soul,” said Tim Campbell, associate professor of drama at LSC-Montgomery. “Any human being who has secretly longed to see his or her name in lights will recognize the outrageous behavior of Martin's quirky characters.”
 
In this comedy, teen movie star Sheena Keener is the darling of the press, the obsession of the paparazzi, and the goddess of the ‘E! Channel’. She thought she wanted to be famous, but now she can’t stand to be looked at anymore. When Sheena ends up on the doorstep of naïve newcomer Loli, a recent arrival from Kansas, it’s a wild ride on the road to fame. Sheena is a “somebody” who wants to be a “nobody,” and Loli is a “nobody” desperate to be a “somebody.”

The production, which is a participating entry for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, contains adult situations (PG-13).

Individual tickets are $5; however, LSC-Montgomery offers season tickets for only $40. Season ticket holders receive reserved seating, as well as name recognition in all theatre programs. Proceeds from season ticket sales support the theatre program.

The 2012-13 theatre season includes Somebody/Nobody by Jane Martin; The Very Merry Xmas Carol Holiday Adventure Show by Justin Jain, Dave Johnson, Brian McCann, Tim Sawicki, and Bradley Wrenn; an Actors Workshop; A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare; and Chicago, book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.LoneStar.edu/Theatre-Montgomery; or contact Denise Meyers, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.273.7021, or Denise.Meyers@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.