Press Release
Posted November 8, 2018

Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center will host Virginia Rep on Tour’s “Mysteries of Ancient Egypt” as part of its Student Matinee Series at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13 in the Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center.

Inside a tiny case, two children find an ancient amulet in a neighbor’s attic. Before her disappearance, Gama Harriet had been a famed Egyptologist. But what is the meaning of the hieroglyphs inscribed on the amulet, or the scribbled warnings found in Harriet’s journal? Before they know it, the children are magically transported back to ancient Egypt in 620 BC where they meet Sema-tawy-tefnakht, a scribe to King Psamtik I. With his guidance, our two heroes unravel their mystery and you learn fascinating facts about one of the world’s most amazing cultures. They meet princess Shepenwepet, the pharaoh’s daughter, and travel with her on a fateful sea journey to Thebes where she must establish a base of power to protect her father’s kingdom. Thrills, dazzling beauty and historic fact combine in this novel melding of child-friendly mystery and accurate cultural exploration.

Tickets for “Mysteries of Ancient Egypt” as well as for most of the other shows in the Stocker Student Matinee Series are $5 each.

To purchase tickets for any of the shows or to request a season calendar, call the box office at (440) 366-4040. Hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. The box office is also open 90 minutes before ticketed events (60 minutes before Student Matinees). Guests may also purchase tickets online at To learn more, visit

Stocker Arts Center is located on the campus of Lorain County Community College at 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio. Parking on the campus is free. Follow Stocker Arts Center on Facebook and @StockerArts on Twitter and Instagram.