“William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead” opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the PAC’s Black Box.
The performance will run daily at 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 25, then conclude with a 2:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Tickets are $8, or $5 for Lee College faculty, staff and students. Call 281.425.6255.
Part mystery-thriller and part horror spoof, the play is set in 1599 at the Globe Playhouse, just before the opening of Shakespeare’s latest production. As the actors pace and worry backstage, the people of London — all suffering from the Black Plague — gather outside. The deadly virus quickly spreads through the crowd and the Globe is placed under quarantine, leaving the survivors inside to fight for their lives.
“This play gives our audience a chance to participate in some Halloween hijinks with just a touch of sophistication,” said Kim Martin, technical theater instructor and director of the show. “For those who like Shakespeare and history, it’s a fun interpretation of some Elizabethan history. For those who just enjoy a scary show, our zombies will make them scream in horror.”
The show cast features talented guest artists and outstanding student actors and performers new to the Theater Department, Martin said.
Ryan Martin, a graduate of Abilene Christian University and the recently hired production coordinator at the arts center, will take on the title role of William Shakespeare. Ryan Marshall will play Richard Burbage, Shakespeare’s best friend and theater manager, and Stephen Bent will be Dr. John Dee, an astrologer and mathematician serving Queen Elizabeth. Both Marshall and Bent are former Lee College students.
Guest actor Hunter Hall will play the role of well-known Shakespearean actor Will Kemp, with Kevin Jamison portraying spymaster Sir Robert Cecil. Returning student actors Chelsee Jernigan and Logan Richard will be Queen Elizabeth and her counselor, Sir Francis Bacon. Students making their Lee College Theater debut include Tyler Padgett as young apprentice player John Rice, and Alyssa Torres as Kate Braithwaite, the attiring woman of the Lord Chamberlain’s men.
Flu shots will be given from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Tucker Hall.
It’s that time of the year again! Anyone needing a flu shot is welcome to attend this event (i.e., employees, dependents of employees, students, members of the Baytown community, etc.). The Texas Vaccine Institute administer the vaccinations this year, and it will accept the following insurances: United Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield – TRS, Aetna – TRS, Medicare for seniors, and Medicaid for children under 18 years of age. The flu shot is recommended for adults and children over the age of 4.
The flu shot is free for Lee College employees (and eligible dependents) who are currently enrolled in the college’s health insurance through United Health Care (UHC). Please bring your health insurance card and a credit or debit card as a secondary billing option. The Texas Vaccine Institute will file a claim with United Health Care for this preventative service, but all participants filing with a health insurance will need to provide a credit or debit card as a backup or secondary billing option.
Non-employees can pay $25 (cash, check, credit or debit card) for a flu shot or opt to file a claim with their own health insurance company. The Texas Vaccine Institute will also bill the insurance company for the cost of the immunization, and participants opting for this payment method must also provide a secondary billing option (i.e., debt or credit card) at the time of service.
Referrals are not needed for individuals in the following insurances: United Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield – TRS, Aetna – TRS, Medicare, and Medicaid.
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office.