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STC Theatre and Dance invites the community to join us for another year of fun and quality entertainment. All productions will be held at STC’s Cooper Center for Performing Arts, located at the Pecan Campus, 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

The season starts on November 9, with Matt Cox’s play Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. In Puffs, Wayne Hopkins is a regular boy who finds out he's a wizard and goes to school in England where he makes two best friends and has adventures. This perhaps sounds familiar. But Wayne is sorted as a Puff, he and the other Puffs simply want to learn how to be wizards, make it through a magic school that proves to be dangerous for children, and avoid attacks by evil wizards.

In the spring STC continues with Antoine De Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, an adaptation by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar which opens on February 22, 2024. The Little Prince is about a lonely, little prince who journeys through the universe in search of enlightenment and finds the strange, narrow-minded world of grownups.

In April, STC Dance Collective’s Transcendence 2024, runs April 20. This event showcases the talents of the South Texas College Dance Collective which is composed of STC students, community members, and dance professionals from the Rio Grande Valley. Transcendence 2024 is a series of visionary works that explores the human experience through raw physicality and storytelling. The exhilarating fusion of movement, sound, and theatricality brings to life an event that resonates with all audiences. The STC Dance Collective explores the power of their own lived experiences to present dance works that transport its audiences to familiar and not so familiar places, and states of mind.

The 2023-2024 season wraps up with the 3rd Annual STX Latinx New Play Festival scheduled for June 2023. STXLNPF is Latino stories told about our community, region, culture told by Latinos. An opportunity for writers to create and cultivate these stories and share them with everyone.

General Admission tickets for the Main Stage and Black Box Studio productions are $5. The group rate for 10 or more guests is $3. Tickets can either be purchased online using your credit card or on the day of the performance, tickets can be purchased at the box office with cash or check. Only cash sales are accepted at the box office. Each production has a 7:30 p.m. showing and at least one matinee performance at 2 p.m.

Ticket sales help fund their production and their scholarship, Dr. John F. Carroll Drama Scholarship, throughout the year. Community members interested in supporting STC Theatre’s creative venture, can do so by sending a donation either for their program or their scholarship at www.southtexascollege.edu/theatre-productions/productions.html.

For more information about STC Theatre and Dance productions and auditions, call Johanna Leal at (956) 872-2301 or email stctheatredept@gmail.com.