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  The Playboy of the Western World, by John Millington Synge



HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Oct. 15, 2008) – This fall, Tidewater Community College’s Theatre Department presents an Irish classic – The Playboy of the Western World – written by John Millington Synge, one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights. 

The action takes place in a rural Irish pub and centers around a man who thrills all the local girls with his strange story about how he killed his wicked father. “We’re having a lot of fun with this play, which I think our audience will enjoy a great deal,” says Ed Jacob, head of TCC’s theatre program.  

The play runs Nov. 5-8 at 8 p.m., Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 12-15 at 8 p.m. All performances will be at the intimate Studio Theatre at the Chesapeake Campus. For ticket reservations and additional information call 822-5219.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit