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South Texas College Theatre to hold auditions for “The Elephant Man”

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its final spring show “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance. Auditions will be held Feb. 27 and 28, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition. “The Elephant Man” is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century.  A horribly deformed young man, Merrick is a victim of a rare skin and bone disease, and has … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre Presents “The Illusion”

The South Texas College (STC) Theatre will present Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion” freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’Illusion Comique” starting on Feb. 22. Pridamant, a proud but aging desperate father, journeys to the cave of the wizard Alcandre, seeking information on the whereabouts of his runaway son. Alcandre grants Pridamant’s wish but the reality is more complex than fantasy. Through illusions, we explore and relate to themes of love, humor, betrayal, and death. The production will run from Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m. and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. Performances will … Read More …

STC students accepted into drama programs in universities across Texas

South Texas College had approximately 60 students auditioning for entrance to theater programs at UT-Austin, University of Texas-El Paso, UTRGV, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. STC’s Drama Department had three students audition and all three received callbacks and invitations to apply to the following universities: David Alvarez received calls backs from UTEP’s BFA program; UT-Austin’s BA and UTeach program; UTRGV’s BA program;TAMU-CC: BA program all in acting. Arjon Bashiri received callbacks from UT-Austin’s BA program and UTRGV’s BA program all in acting. Erick Torres … Read More …

Ballet Folklórico South Texas College Will Perform at MD Anderson Hospital

Ballet Folklórico South Texas College (BFSTC) is known to the Valley for its traditional dances that highlight local folk culture with ballet characteristics and exaggerated movements. Since the creation of the program in January of 2012 by the Center for Mexican American Studies, BFSTC has continued to share its roots in various community functions through their dancing displays all around the region. On August 3, 2017, the team will be adventuring off to Houston, Texas to perform for the children at MD Anderson Hospital who are battling cancer. The performance is a gesture of goodwill … Read More …

STC Theatre presents WOYZECK

South Texas College (STC) Theatre is ready to present Georg Büchner’s play Woyzeck which will run June 22 – 24 at 8 pm.  There will also be a Sunday 2 pm matinee on June 25 at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Woyzeck is a soldier, father, and a God-fearing man. He also happens to see visions of apocalyptic violence, and slowly begins to lose his mind as he tries to fulfill the needs of his wife Marie and a son born out of wedlock. At the same time his captain berates him for lack of morality due to his being part of the … Read More …

STC Theatre presents OEDIPUS REX

South Texas College (STC) Theatre is ready to present Sophocles’ classic play Oedipus Rex which will run April 27 – 29 at 8 pm.  There will also be a Sunday matinee on April 30 at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.   Plague rages in the city of Thebes as King Oedipus seeks advice from the oracle of Apollo. What will bring salvation? The discovery and prosecution of the former King’s unknown murderer. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex was written more than 2000 years ago for the Great Spring Festival in honor of the god of spring. … Read More …

STC Theatre to hold auditions for OEDIPUS REX

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its last show of the spring semester, the classic Greek Tragedy, Oedipus Rex. Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 1, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex was written more than 2000 years ago for the Great Spring Festival in honor of the god of spring. It is the reenactment of a human … Read More …

STC Theatre takes flight with Boeing Boeing

South Texas College (STC) Theatre is ready to take flight with Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing which will run from February 23 – 25 at 8 pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee on February 26 at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Boeing Boeing is a farce set in 1960’s France. When Bernard’s friend Robert comes to Paris for a visit, he gets more than what he bargained for. Instead of getting the love advice he sought, he gets stuck in a love jam between Bernard and his three stewardess fianceés. What Robert didn’t know was that … Read More …