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Media Contact: Laurie White,
Chief Communications Officer
TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTS “WILLOW
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – (Jan. 22, 2004) – Tidewater Community
College will host a free performance of the play, “Willow
Song,” on Feb. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Campus theatre.
“Willow Song” weaves together interviews with victims
of relationship violence, friends of a murdered student, domestic
violence counselors, police and perpetrators with excerpts from
Shakespeare’s “Othello”. The play seeks to transcend
the death of one individual to illustrate the costs of relationship
violence. Old Dominion University theatre students and faculty
wrote “Willow Song” in memoriam after an ODU theatre
student was killed by her boyfriend in March of 2002.
The play was originally scheduled to be performed in the fall,
but was delayed due to Hurricane Isabel. The performance is free
and open to the general public.
TCC’s Women’s Center and Genieve Shelter representatives
will be available following the performance to answer questions
and provide support services about domestic violence issues.
“This production is part of our ongoing effort to educate
TCC students and the community about domestic violence,” says
Sally Daniel with TCC’s Women’s Center. “Our
efforts include programs and outreach activities that we hope will
work to end gender-based violence,” she adds.
For more information please call Patti Williams at the Women’s
Center (757) 822-2160.
Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges
in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students
annually. The 37th largest in the nation's 1,600 community-college
network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community
colleges. Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia Community College
System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses
in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as
the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater
district in downtown Norfolk and a regional Advanced Technology
Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the region's residents
attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled
For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.
Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer