Theatre Arts, Drama Club Students to Present James McLure’s ‘The Day They Shot John Lennon’

The Montgomery County Community College Theatre Arts and Drama Club students will present James McLure’s “The Day They Shot John Lennon” on April 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., and on April 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater, lower level of the Science Center, Central Campus, Blue Bell.

“The Day They Shot John Lennon” is a comedy that follows nine strangers who come together just outside the spot where Lennon died on Dec. 8, 1980. Their lives collide, and they find they are not alone in opening their eyes to “imagine all the people” whom they otherwise might have missed. This play contains adult language and themes.

The cast includes Marissa Gerhart, Khadijah Graves, Vince Fittipaldi, Colin O’Gorman, Khalil Lewis, Micah Nihart, Kevin Akins, David Robbins, and Mike Robinson; the production staff incudes Martin Gentry, Nathan Prellwitz, Lauren Garvey, Jonathan Holness, Serina DeMello, Kevin Blankenship, and  Annie Grabenstein.  Theater Assistant Professor Michael Whistler serves as the advisor of the Drama Club; Theatre Production Workshop is under the direction of Theater Instructor Tim Gallagher.

Whistler, assisted by Eliasaf Addison, directs the play, and Theater Production Workshop students created and built all elements of the production.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. For information and tickets, visit or call 215-641-6518.

Students Mike Robinson and Marissa Gerhart will perform as characters Brian and Fran, respectively, in the upcoming production of James McLure’s “The Day They Shot John Lennon." Photo by Tori Brown

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