AC Celebrates 50th Anniversary with “Bell, Book and Candle”


Back row: Cassidy Kelly and Riley Elledge. Middle row: Lindsey Dobbins and Cody Carter. Front: Sara Flowers

Back row: Cassidy Kelly and Riley Elledge. Middle row: Lindsey Dobbins and Cody Carter. Front: Sara Flowers

Angelina College will present “Bell, Book and Candle” as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. The play is scheduled for Oct. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Temple Theater. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. AC students are admitted at no cost.

A matinee performance is planned for Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Temple Theater. This performance will be preceded by a special 50th anniversary musical showcase beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Temple Theater.

Director Kary Raine said, “We chose this play because it is the first play ever performed at Angelina College. The characters are memorable and the story will have everyone spellbound.”

The play is an enchanting romantic comedy about a modern-day witch, Gillian Holroyd, who becomes involved with book publisher, Shepherd Henderson.

Heading up the cast are Lindsey Dobbins, of Colmesneil, and Cody Carter, of Lufkin, who play Gillian and Shepherd. Cassidy Kelly, of Waller, plays Miss Holroyd, Gillian’s aunt, who is also a witch. Riley Elledge, of Huntington, plays Nicky Holroyd, Gillian’s bongo-playing warlock brother. Sara Flowers, of Diboll, plays Sidney Redlitch, a writer who tries to convince Shepherd to publish his book on modern-day witchcraft.

Michelle Hill, of Lufkin, is the stage manager; Blaze Steptoe, of Lufkin, is the ASM/run crew chief; Meredith Taylor, AC stage operations manager, is the scenic designer and tech manager; Andrew Reed, AC theatre instructor is the lighting designer; Retha Powers is the costume designer; Taz Powers is the sound designer, Noah Ashby is the sound A1 and board operator, Alyssa Moss is the electrics and LX board operator, Darbi Powers is the properties master, and the run crew is comprised of Matthew Kitchens and Henry Tovar.

For more information about this event, call the Temple Theater Box Office at (936) 633-5454.