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Calendar of events at Daytona State announced for August 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (July 12, 2013) - Daytona State College presents the following calendar of events for August 2013.

Events are open to the public and free of charge, unless otherwise noted.

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Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Concert
Join us for a cool evening of jazz as our jazz ensemble and jazz combo perform contemporary jazz standards. Free to Daytona State College and Volusia County students, as well as Daytona State College faculty and staff, all others $8 per person or $15 for two.
News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Gillespy Theater
221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach
Tickets are available in advance at the News-Journal Center Box Office located at 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Box Office Hours: Wednesdays-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the News-Journal Center Box Office by calling (386) 226-1927. Online ticketing and reserved seating can be made at


Aug. 23, 6 p.m.
Opening Reception: Diane Parks Arts Show
Continues through Nov. 15. FREE ADMISSION
News-Journal Center, North Lobby / Art Gallery
221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach
For additional information, visit or call (386) 226-1927.

Aug. 29, 3:30-5 p.m, and Aug. 30, 5-7 p.m.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long and Daniel Singer, is an irreverent, hilarious, fast-paced romp for Shakespeare lovers, haters and everyone in between as three actors frantically attempt to perform all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 97 minutes! London’s longest-running comedy, the audience will see Shakespeare as they never imagined–tragedies and comedies are brought to life with cooking shows, swordplay, football and hip-hop. No Shakespeare experience necessary! *Contains Adult Content. Auditions will be held for three actors/actresses (18 and older) with strong physical comedic ability and timing. Experience with improvisation and Shakespeare is a plus but not necessary.  

The American Plan, a drama by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, is set against the backdrop of a picturesque summer in the Catskill Mountains of the 1960s, it tells the story of Lilli and Nick. Their relationship seems destined for a perfect romance. But is it? Secrets, lies and the willpower of Lilli’s overbearing mother, Eva, will lead the couple’s relationship into a shocking conclusion. The American Plan was hailed by The New York Times as “a drama that crackles with friction and a muted suspense.”  
Auditions will be held for the following characters:   • Lili - must play in her 20’s. A troubled, fragile, heiress • Nick - must play in his 20’s. A handsome young Time magazine writer • Olivia - must play 40’s-50’s. Eva’s maid. (Original cast- African-American) • Eva - must play 50’s-60’s. Lili’s German-Jewish, widowed, domineering mother • Gil - must play 20’s, Nick’s friend  

Participants should prepare a short monologue and bring a headshot and résumé as well as a list of conflicts within the rehearsal/performance dates.  

Production dates for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged: Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m. and for The American Plan:  Nov. 15-16, 22-23, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 24, 2:30 p.m. - all held in the Gillespy Theater.  

News-Journal Center
221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach
For more information about the auditions, call (386) 226-1903.




Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor's degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls about 30,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, most recently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the college among the Top 10 Best Online Bachelor?s Programs in the nation in 2014, for the second year running. In 2013 the U.S. Department of Education?s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. At the same time, Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, featured the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. 

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