Lone Star College-North Harris presents “Waiting” and “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen”

The Lone Star College-North Harris Division of Fine Arts presents a showcase of one-act plays featuring: “Waiting,” by Ethan Coen and “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen,” by Tennessee Williams. Performances are scheduled for April 23 through April 25.

“Raising Arizona,” “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Burn After Reading” – The Coen brothers’ ?lms are some of the most critically acclaimed and iconic of our time. Now, one half of the duo, Ethan Coen, adds playwriting to his eclectic bio. In “Waiting,” a man faces an uncertain future in an uncertain location that seems to be some kind of waiting room.

“Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen,” was written in 1953, and features a small-scale, bare-room situation. It involves an unnamed man and woman who are bound together in an endless cycle by their hopeless poverty. William's themes are explored in the man's alcoholism and the woman's desperation.

Nightly performances of this pair of one-act plays will take place Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional performance on Thursday, April 24 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for general admission. Reservations are recommended. The performances will take place in the LSC-North Harris Arena Theater located in the Academic Building (ACAD-142) at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, Texas.

The LSC-North Harris Division of Fine Arts will also be hosting open auditions for the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” Auditions are scheduled for April 29 and April 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the LSC-North Harris Performing Arts Theater, located in the Fine Arts Building at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, Texas.

Participants should prepare a song in the style of the show, and bring sheet music or a CD with your music. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals for the production will be held Monday through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. beginning May 27. Please call 281.765.7963 to schedule your audition time. Public performances will take place Tuesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 29.

Call 281.765.7963 for reservations, or visit LoneStar.edu/arts-nharris for more information and a complete listing of the college’s upcoming fine arts events. The LSC-North Harris Division of Fine Arts offers a variety of concerts, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and lectures, workshops and more throughout the year.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  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, seven 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.

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