John Tingley, Bekah Bagwell, and Everett Tuttle rehearse the “raising scene” in the upcoming production of “To Truly Fear Death.” This play and four others are part of LSC-Kingwood’s annual “Evening of Shorts” that will run Feb. 21-24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.

Original one-act plays are guaranteed to entertain the audience at Lone Star College-Kingwood’s 12th annual “Evening of Shorts.”

“Evening of Shorts” is an original play festival that features works written, directed, performed, and designed by LSC-Kingwood students, alumni, and community members. The first production of the 2018 spring semester will take place Feb. 21-24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (MUS 101).

“The audience will see five brand new plays that explore the theme of ‘Legends and Magic’,” said Eric Skiles, professor and artistic director of theatre at LSC-Kingwood. “Despite Harvey flooding the Performing Arts Center, we are thrilled to continue to make theatre happen on campus for the students and community to enjoy…the show must go on!”

This year’s production will feature:

  • “To Truly Fear Death” written by Aaron Taylor, directed by Michael Pham, and featuring John Wayne Tingley as Crank; Everett Tuttle as Tibby; Kaleena Steakle as Judge; Ashlee Lopez as Greta; Preston Hendrix as George; Gaylen Hunt as Blue; and Bethany Ng Tang as Guard.
  • “The Fall of Lot” written by James Slaughter, directed by Tingley, and showcasing Bekah Bagwell as Soldier; Tuttle as Ore; Hendrix as Lot; Steakle as Woman; and Hunt as General.
  • “Swimming with Cleopatra” written by Susan Cotton, directed by Tingley, and starring Lopez as Claire; Hunt as Archie; Tang as Claudette; and Bagwell as Regina.
  • “A Shield Against Fear” written by Bruce Arrick, directed by Taylor Kenney, and performed by Hunt as Nick; Steakle as Jean; Tuttle as Mugger; Lopez as Charlotte; and Hendrix as Dread Falcon.
  • “The Witching Hour” written by Bree Jones, directed by Kenney, and brought to life by Pham as Charles; Tang as Catherine; Lopez as Isabeau; and Hendrix as Cedric.

In addition to the cast, the stage crew consists of Cortney Rogers, Orianne Elliott, and Ibrahim Refahi. The production crew involves Kalliope Vlahos, scenic, lighting, and sound design; Skiles, costume design; and Kenney as production manager.

Each production in “Evening of Shorts” is completely different and all plays occur each night in 70 minutes. Tickets to this year’s production are $14 for general admission, $12 for seniors age 55 and older and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at All proceeds go toward student scholarships and theatre equipment. For more information, call the Box Office at 281-312-1532.

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