RRCC Theatre and Dance Department Presents Pensacola

More information: Kimberly Rein, 303-914-6260
May 6, 2016


RRCC Presents Pensacola
Colorado Premiere Written and Directed by David-Matthew Barnes

LAKEWOOD, CO - Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) Theatre Arts and Dance Department presents the Colorado premiere of Pensacola, written and directed by David-Matthew Barnes. Performances are produced by special arrangement with JAC Publishing & Promotions. The show runs June 16 through June 18 at the Red Rocks Community College Theater.

This touching and humorous play explores the lives of four Southern women. Trudy has been a single mother since her husband went to work one day and never came home. Since then, she has tried to find a cure for her loneliness while working as a cocktail waitress at The Tide Pool. Charlotte is married and has two daughters of her own. Recently, Charlotte suspects that her husband has been unfaithful and that their marriage is falling apart. Marie, a recent high school graduate, has had a difficult time deciding on the right career for herself. She ponders over going to secretary school, competing for the title of Miss Florida, or becoming the U.S. Ambassador to Cuba. Always armed with the best gossip in town, Trudy’s best friend Bernice decides to end her affair with a younger man when a life-altering tragedy hits home. Pensacola is a powerful and heart-warming celebration of family, love, and strength.

Pensacola has been nominated for six Elly Awards by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA) including Best Original Script, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, and Best Leading Actress in a Drama.

"Pensacola, both touching and humorous, explores the lives of four eclectic Southern women as they discover their personal strengths and destinies...think Steel Magnolias by way of Tennessee Williams, with a detour through the mind of Elmore Leonard..."
~ Charlotte Theatre Magazine

Pensacola will be performed June 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Rocks Community College Theater on the Lakewood campus of Red Rocks Community College (west end, lower level). Admission is $10.  Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.tinyurl.com/RRCCTickets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted at the door

About RRCC Theatre Arts and Dance Program
Red Rocks Community College has the only fully developed two-year Theatre Arts program in performance, production, and theatre technology in Colorado. The program offers courses leading to an Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts and an Associate of Applied Science in Theatre Technology. It also offers six unique certificates in technical theatre. In addition, the Theatre Arts and Dance Department engages in numerous partnership projects, both on campus and within the community. For more information contact Kelly Jo Eldredge at 303-914-6458 or theatre@rrcc.edu.
Need accessibility? Contact Accessibility Services at 303-914-6733 or access@rrcc.edu at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations.

More about Red Rocks Community College:  Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 13,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.

production of Pensacola photo
The cast of RRCC’s theatre production of Pensacola, which opens on June 16.

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Friday, June 3, 2016