The Genesee Center for the Arts at Genesee Community College continues its dedication to present the performing arts to children and families throughout the area by presenting the Jack Stokes play, Nobody Likes Mordacious (And that’s the Way He Likes It). Local schools are invited to the daytime private performances of the show scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2011 and Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:30am and 1pm. One final performance is scheduled for the public on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:30PM.
Special ticket prices for Friday’s performance for family patrons include a buy-one-get-one, or BOGO ticket special. Patrons may buy one adult or senior ticket and get one children ticket free. Patrons may also ‘check in’ to Genesee Community College on social media platforms such as Foursquare or Facebook, using a mobile device, to receive the BOGO special. Patrons just need to show their ‘check-in’ from their mobile device at the box office when purchasing tickets.
Written by Jack Stokes and produced by special arrangements with Summerwind Productions (www.summerwindproductions.com/), Nobody Likes Mordacious (And that’s the Way He Likes It) is a lively stage fantasy that presents the audience with a young girl named Orafu, who needs to rescue her parents from the ploys of a very wicked fellow. On an epic quest laced with humor, Orafu encounters genies, shadows, monsters, pirates and enlists the aid of a witch-fighting guide in order to restore her family. This play is appropriate for any audience, particularly elementary and junior-high children.
GCC Forum Players cast members are Tyler Eldred (Dansville, NY) as Chairman, the Narrator, Latoya Soloman (Rochester, NY) as Assistant to the Chairman and a utility player, Faith Horne, (Rochester, NY) as Orafu, a girl going on an adventure, Elizabeth Daniels (Albion, NY), Mother of Orafu, Bobby Steeves, (Albion, NY), Father of Orafu and a utility player, Alex Farley (Pembroke, NY), Mordacious, a wicked fellow, Jamie Hicks (Sterling, NY), Madam Swizzle, a famous fighter of witches, Heather Hilderbrandt (Lockport, NY), Mordy’s Mother and a utility player, Alayna Zimbrick (Hilton, NY), Sailor One, and a Utility Player, Joanne Taheri (Clarence and Newfane, NY) Mad Maude, a vicious pirate, Sailor Two and a utility player, Alex Grayson (Watertown, NY), Captain Doodlesack, a ship commander, Patrick Dodge (Warsaw, NY), Genie , the Huge and Hairy Thing and a Utility Player, Ben Liebrand (Greece, NY), Bloody Bernard, a vicious pirate , Nikkia Travis (Rochester, NY), Crazy Catherine, a vicious pirate captain and Trevlyn Henry (Bronx, NY), as a utility player.
Nobody Likes Mordacious (And that’s the Way He Likes It), is directed by Norm Gayford, Professor in the Humanities Department at Genesee Community College. This is his fifth year associated with GCC’s Theater and his third directing the Children’s Theatre show. Technical and Stage direction by Ed Hallborg, Theatre Technical Director and Instructor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Genesee Community College, and Jessica Yost from Albion, NY, a first year student at Genesee Community College as the stage manager.
General admission ticket prices for Friday, March 25 at 7:30PM are $8 for adults, $5 for senior (55+), students and Genesee faculty and staff, and $3 for Genesee students with a valid GCC ID. GCC Alumni receive a $2 discount on a ticket with a valid GCC Alumni ID card. For more information on the daytime school performances of Nobody Likes Mordacious (And that’s the Way He Likes It), contact the Genesee Center for the Arts at 585-345-6814. The box office is normally open Wednesday through Friday, 9am-3:30pm and one hour prior to the start of each performance.
To reserve tickets, contact the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-345-6814, don’t forget BOGO! The Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office accepts cash, checks and now MasterCard and Visa credit cards.
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Editor’s Note: A photo Mordacious (Alex Farley) and Mordacious’ mother (Heather Hilderbrandt) is available at: http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Mordacious.jpg