JJC Players prepare for fall play

Everyone wants to find a place where they can be themselves and meet others that are like-minded. At Joliet Junior College there is no better setting to find that special place than the many different clubs founded on campus. From fine arts, to gaming or leadership, JJC is bound to have a club you’d be interested in. One of the oldest and active clubs on campus is JJC Players, the theatrical arts and thespians club at JJC. The club puts on four main shows every year, including three plays and one musical. Currently the club has about 20 club members. They hold meetings once a month, on either the third or fourth Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in room K1003, which is directly across from the main theater entrance. They encourage anyone to come and see what they’re all about, whether they are experienced in theater or not. Currently, the members of JJC Players are working hard on their first production of the school year, “The Odd Couple,” which opens Oct. 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. The production is in the main theater, room K1000. General admissions cost $12, $10 for JJC employees and $5 for college and high school students. You can purchase tickets at the website jjctheater.ludus.com. The show is a comedy revolving around two men, one who is a neat freak and the other a total slob, that become roommates, and them having to figure out how to live in the same space. In an interview with the faculty advisors of the club, when asked why they chose this show specifically, Julie Giampaolo stated “in part because it is a smaller cast,” and that that were they were required to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, they could, and. Tammy Perkins, the director of the show, mentioned that she felt that we could all use a little comedy after the years we’ve had. For more information about JJC Players and how to get involved, you can contact Julie Giampaolo at jgiampao@jjc. edu, or Brian Fruits at bfruits@ jjc.edu. Also, you can check out their social medias at jjcplayers on instagram or facebook.

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