Theatre TCC! Presents The Heidi Chronicles

By: Tallahassee Community College Release
By: Tallahassee Community College Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (November 29, 2011) –

Theatre TCC! presents Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles December 1-3 and 8-10 in Turner Auditorium on the campus of Tallahassee Community College. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

Theatre TCC! will also host a special performance of the play on Wednesday, December 7, at 8 p.m., with proceeds being donated to United Way. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for that performance.

The Heidi Chronicles earned Wendy Wasserstein a Tony Award for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1989. The play follows art historian Heidi Holland as she navigates the changing world of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s while searching for fulfillment and a sense of identity. It is a sharply funny and poignant story that asks all the right questions about where women had been and where they were heading during the social revolutions of the Baby Boomer generation.

Theatre TCC!’s production is directed by Sheri Cox, who most recently directed The Foreigner and Rumors at Tallahassee Little Theatre. Cox is very familiar with Wasserstein’s work and even had the opportunity to work with the playwright at The Siesta Key Actors Theatre in 1979.

Wasserstein died in 2006 at the age of 55. “I can think of no lovelier way to pay tribute to Wendy Wasserstein than to lead a new generation through The Heidi Chronicles and let [Theatre TCC!’s] smart young cast demonstrate the scintillating wit of a playwright whose work remains as valid today as it was when it premiered,” says Cox.

Eva Nielsen-Parks, director of theatre at TCC, says the show is suitable for ages 15 and up.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting FSU's Fine and Performing Arts Ticket Office at (850) 644-6500 or Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students and children. TCC students, faculty and staff are admitted free.

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