SPECIAL EVENTS & PERFORMANCES Women of Ireland | March 9
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood | April 25
RENT | September 12-24
Each year, Harford Community College hosts a variety of cultural opportunities from national touring acts to local resident companies, jazz to classical to folk, magic to ballet to musical comedy. With the recent opening of the APG Federal Credit Union Arena, we have the opportunity to bring a series of quality concerts and special events that offer our residents a wide variety of artistic opportunities that are often only available in more urban areas. From month to month and year to year, you never know who will be gracing our stages, but you can be sure they will create an unforgettable memory. Check the various listings to select all of your favorites, but remember many shows sell out fast. Order your tickets online at tickets.harford.edu, and you can select your favorite seat for any show. Our staff and volunteers want you to have the best possible experience before, during, and after events. We hope you will share your suggestions about ways we may improve your experience to make it unforgettable. Please contact the Ticket Office at 443-412-2211 or email email@example.com. Thank you for supporting the arts in Harford County!
SEASON AT A GLANCE Feb 1
Dinosaur Train: Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure
Miss-Cast Musical, A Cabaret
An Evening of Chamber Music
Feb 7 Feb 16 Feb 20
Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
Adam Hunter and Shang Forbes Comedy Show Broadway’s Next H!T Musical
Feb 21-Mar 2 Dog Sees God March 7
An Evening of Jazz
Five Little Monkeys
March 9 April 6 Apr 11
April 18-27 April 22 April 25
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The Monster Who Ate My Peas
Women of Ireland
Sunday Afternoon Concert Series Seussical
Cuckoo’s Nest Casino Seasons of Recovery Workshop Series An Evening of Jazz
May 15-18 May 16
Sept 12-21 Sept 26
Bel Air Community Band
Applied Music Students in Recital Pinocchio
An Evening of Jazz The Music Man Oona
APGFCU ARENA Feb 23
Wine Expo 2014
2014 USAT Maryland State Open Taekwondo Championship
The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva
Futures 11 Conference
March 29 & 30 Harford County Home Show April 12
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
The Fabulous Hubcaps
Family Series BGE embraces the philosophy that their corporate vitality depends on the well-being of the communities they serve. Through thoughtful social investments of time and money, they strive to enhance the quality of life in these communities where their employees, customers and their families live. To demonstrate their commitment, BGE has sponsored the Family Performance Series of plays, musicals and performances for the 2013-2014 cultural events season. Feb 1
Dinosaur Train: Live! Buddyâ€™s Big Adventure
The Monster Who Ate My Peas
The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva
Five Little Monkeys
The Music Man
May 15-18 Pinocchio Sept 26
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Dinosaur Train: Live!
JIM HENSON’S DINOSAUR TRAIN: LIVE! BUDDY’S BIG ADVENTURE Presented by Dino Train Live, LLC ALL ABOARD! Straight from PBS Kids and The Jim Henson Company, Dinosaur Train Live! is pulling into the Amoss Center! Join Buddy and his friends and family in this upbeat, interactive trip featuring an original story line, all new music, and a cast of life-sized puppets from Jim Henson. Led by the Conductor and a “live” human Paleontologist guide, audiences will travel in this real-life Dinosaur Train to the Mesozoic to learn about life science, natural history, and paleontology. It’s an interactive journey that will have kids up and dancing in the aisles while learning about the wonders of science alongside their favorite dinosaur friends! February 1 | 1 & 4 PM Amoss Center Reserved Seating: Premier (All Ages) $25, Orchestra (All Ages) $18, Terrace (All Ages) $10 Sponsored by BGE
THE MONSTER WHO ATE MY PEAS Artspower Based on the book by Danny Schnitzlein and Matt Faulkner Adapted by Greg Gunning Music by Richard DeRosa Lyrics by Greg Gunning
THE WINTER DOLDRUMS A Sunday Afternoon of Music and Fine Art
This new musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. What would you give a monster to eat your peas? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of willpower. February 7 | 7 PM Amoss Center Reserved Seating: Premier (All Ages) $15, Orchestra (Adult) $12, Orchestra (Youth) $10, Terrace (All Ages) $7 Sponsored by BGE
Enjoy the HCC music faculty in their annual concert in the Chesapeake Theater, then stroll over to the Student Center and admire the Fine Arts faculty’s annual exhibit of paintings, sculpture, photographs, digital art, and ceramics in the Chesapeake Gallery. Join the HCC Artists in Residence “After Hours” at a reception featuring hot jazz, cool drinks, and tasty treats. February 9 | 3 PM Chesapeake Theater and Student Center General Seating: Adult $15, Youth $1 HCC Students Free With HCC ID
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES An Afternoon in Paris Featuring Shaina Virginia Vatz, soprano Barbara Ann Peters, soprano James Harp, piano February 16 | 3 PM Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1 General Seating: Adult $10, Youth $1 HCC Students Free With HCC ID
ADAM HUNTER AND SHANG FORBES Presented by HCC Student Activities Office Comedians Adam Hunter and Shang Forbes will be on campus after gracing the stages on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Comedy Central. Adam Hunter was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Shang Forbes has been on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, BET’s Comic View, and Comedy Central. Adult Themes and Language: Recommended for Age 16 and Older. February 20 | 7 PM Chesapeake Theater General Seating: All Ages $10 HCC Students $2 With HCC ID
DOG SEES GOD HCC Actors Guild By Bert V. Royal Directed by Tim Torre When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation, his sister has gone goth, his exgirlfriend has been institutionalized, and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful. Adult Themes and Language: Recommended for Age 17 and Older. Produced through special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC. February 21, 22, 28 & March 1 | 8 PM February 23 & March 2 | 3 PM Black Box Theater, Joppa Hall General Seating: Adult $12, Senior $8 HCC Students $8 With HCC ID
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Adam Hunter and Shang Forbes
Broadway’s Next H!t Musical
BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL AN IMPROVISED MUSICAL COMEDY Straight from New York City, this hysterical, unscripted theatrical awards show promises an evening of masterful improvisation and humor! With hit song suggestions from the audience, the witty cast creates a one-of-a-kind performance with spontaneous music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown, improvised musical—complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and hilarious plot twists galore! February 21 | 7:30 PM Amoss Center Reserved Seating: Premier (All Ages) $22 Orchestra (Adult) $18, Orchestra (Youth) $12 Terrace (All Ages) $10
WINTER WINE EXPO HCC Alumni & Friends Association Wine World Beer & Spirits
AN EVENING OF JAZZ Walt Weiskopf Quartet
The 15th Annual Wine Expo is an afternoon of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and delectable desserts. Join us for the chance to sample hundreds of fine wines from around the world and a terrific selection of craft beers. Sponsorship opportunities are available. All sponsorship packages include tickets to the exclusive pre-event VIP Tasting Reception. For more information, call the Office of College & Alumni Development at 443-412-2449. All proceeds benefit the HCC Alumni & Friends Association. Minimum Age: 21
Featuring Walt Weiskopf, tenor saxophone March 7 | 8 PM Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1 General Seating: Adult $10, Youth $1 HCC Students Free With HCC ID
February 23 | 3 PM APG Federal Credit Union Arena $40 in Advance; $50 at the Door $20 Designated Driver (in Advance and at the Door)
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WOMEN OF IRELAND CMI Entertainment Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday and experience the talents of some of Ireland’s finest female performers! “Women of Ireland” is an innovative and exciting full stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. This unforgettable performance demonstrates the well of talent that exists within Ireland’s traditions of music, song and dance. Transported from the Irish fireside to the international concert hall platform, the common theme is the presentation of the most revered qualities of Ireland’s ethnic music. March 9 | 3 PM Amoss Center Reserved Seating: Premier (All Ages) $30, Orchestra (Adult) $22 Orchestra (Youth) $17, Terrace (All Ages) $15
CIRQUE ZIVA The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva, a new world-class cirque spectacular that has been thrilling audiences across the United States since its creation in 2011. This fast-paced, technicallyinnovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobats, dance and costumes, ancient and contemporary music and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries old art form. The large cast and dazzling production designs are sure to entertain, delight and keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats! March 14 | 7 PM APG Federal Credit Union Arena Reserved Seating: Floor Seats Premium (1st 5 Rows) $37.50 Floor Seats $32.50, Lower Level Seats $22.50 Upper Level Bleacher Seats $15 Sponsored by BGE
FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS Adventure Theatre MTC From the well-known children’s story, the monkey mayhem translates from page to stage in this creative adaptation of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Performed in cumulative verse, the audience will enjoy the zany antics of five silly siblings who insist on doing things their own way and, of course, driving Mama monkey crazy! This fun-filled production is brimming with imagination and energy to delight both young and old alike. March 21 | 7 PM Amoss Center Reserved Seating: Premier (All Ages) $16, Orchestra (Adult) $12 Orchestra (Youth) $10, Terrace (All Ages) $8 Sponsored by BGE
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES Duo Velocipede Featuring Cole Belt, saxophone Sarah Jane Young, flute April 6 | 3 PM Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1 General Seating: Adult $10, Youth $1 HCC Students Free With HCC ID
SEUSSICAL Theatreworks USA “Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, the Cat in the Hat hosts this fun-filled musical romp through the Seuss classics featuring the beloved characters that intertwine themselves in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure. April 11 | 7 PM Amoss Center Reserved Seating: Premier (All Ages) $16 Orchestra (Adult) $12, Orchestra (Youth) $10 Terrace (All Ages) $8 Sponsored by BGE
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DOKTOR KABOOM! Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive one-man science variety show blending theater with the wonders of scientific exploration. Join him for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular, and often successful, experiments and demonstrations that are sure to educate, excite and entertain audiences of all ages. April 12 | 7 PM APG Federal Credit Union Arena Reserved Seating: Floor Seats Premium (1st 5 Rows) $15 Floor Seats $10, Lower Level Seats $10 Upper Level Bleacher Seats $5
FAMILY MOVIE Presented by HCC Student Activities Office Join us for a family-friendly movie. Details available at tickets.harford.edu. April 12 | 2 & 6 PM Chesapeake Center General Seating: Adult $2, Youth $1
CUCKOO’S NEST CASINO HCC Actors Guild By Ron Grant Directed by Al Herlinger
SEASONS OF RECOVERY WORKSHOP SERIES
The Cuckoo’s Nest Casino is a comedy about a group of people who come together to save a small Las Vegas casino from losing its gaming license and having to close. A colorful cast of characters straight from the cuckoo’s nest include the constantly feuding married couple Dai Choi and Elaine, a customer who believes he really is Doc Holliday reincarnated, Las Vegas small-time entertainer Don Sinatra, waning showgirl Showbiz Liz, songwriter Mozart and his seductive girl Candy Delicious. There’s a surprise ending you don’t want to miss! April 18, 19, 25 & 26 | 8 PM April 20 & 27 | 3 PM Black Box Theater, Joppa Hall General Seating: Adult $12, Senior $8, Youth $8
HCC is sponsoring the Seasons of Recovery Workshop Series with Fr. Martin’s Ashley, an inpatient addiction treatment center in the county. The quarterly addiction education series is designed to serve all individuals and families in our community who are struggling with addiction, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more. 6:30-7 PM Registration/Refreshments 7-8:30 PM Presentation, Q &A, Meet & Greet For information, contact Alex Denstman, Director of Alumni Services at Fr. Martin’s Ashley, 410-273-2303. April 22 | 7 PM Chesapeake Center General Seating: Free (No Ticket Required)
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Colin Mocherie & Brad Sherwood
COLIN MOCHRIE AND BRAD SHERWOOD: TWO MAN GROUP
AN EVENING OF JAZZ T.K. Blue Quartet
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy-nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway?, have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes . . . just like a live version of Whose Line! Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country. Don’t miss the most exciting comedy event of the year!
If you’re saxophonist T.K. Blue, you turn to the soft(er) and the subtle, delivering an album that’s texturally rich yet wholly transparent. Blue’s brand of music is honest, sincere, graceful and direct; that same adjective set, not surprisingly, also applies to the man himself. Blue isn’t about posturing or pushing the envelope to earn a progressive tag. He’s about the music and the feeling it creates, both in the artist and the listener. Blue’s skills as an arranger, perhaps more than anything else, are responsible for the success of this project, as he’s able to create beauty from simplicity at times. A Warm Embrace is simply a beautiful work of art; it’s exactly what it claims to be and need not be anything more.
April 25 | 8 PM APG Federal Credit Union Arena Reserved Seating: Floor Seats Premium (1st 5 Rows) $45 Floor Seats $35, Lower Level Seats $30 Upper Level Bleacher Seats $20
Review by Dan Bilawsky for All About Jazz
MISS-CAST MUSICAL, A CABARET HCC Actors Guild Directed by Tayney Hallock-Sweet Musical Direction by Troy Lawson The Harford Community College Actors Guild will delight you with this evening of wrong-casted performances from the musical theatre canon. Look for boys in girl roles, girls in boy roles, young as old, old as young . . . everything from the scrawniest little guy playing Billy Bigelow to the prettiest gal playing Mr. Hyde. May 1, 2 & 3 | 8 PM May 4 | 3 PM Black Box Theater, Joppa Hall General Seating: Adult $10, Senior $5, Youth $5
April 25 | 8 PM Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1 General Seating: Adult $10, Youth $1 HCC Students Free With HCC ID
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BEL AIR COMMUNITY BAND
AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Harford Countyâ€™s own Bel Air Community Band, under the direction of Scott Sharnetzka, will perform a variety of contemporary and traditional band and wind ensemble music.
The Music Department of Harford Community College presents an evening of music student ensemble performances.
May 4 | 3 PM Bel Air High School General Admission: Free (No Ticket Required)
May 12 | 7 PM Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1 General Seating: Adult $5, Youth $1 HCC Students Free With HCC ID
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APPLIED MUSIC STUDENTS IN RECITAL The Music Department of Harford Community College presents talented students of voice and instrumental music. May 14 | 7 PM Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1 General Seating: Adult $5, Youth $1 HCC Students Free With HCC ID
Applied Music Students in Recital
The Fabulous Hubcaps
THE FABULOUS HUBCAPS Celebrating their 40th tour season, The Fabulous Hubcaps continue to be one of the nation’s most sought after nostalgic, classic rock and roll bands. Audiences are thrilled with their engaging tributes to Tom Jones, Billy Joel, The Drifters, Cher, The Platters, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Tina Turner, Little Richard, and The Beach Boys. It’s sure to be an evening to remember, so bring your special someone and plan to rock the night away! May 10 | 7 PM APG Federal Credit Union Arena Reserved Seating: Floor Seats: $25, Lower Level Seats: $15 Upper Level Bleacher Seats: $10
PINOCCHIO Harford Dance Theatre
AN EVENING OF JAZZ Second Shift and HCC Jazz Ensemble
Harford Dance Theatre, the same company that produces Harriet’s Happiest Halloween, brings this childhood favorite from page to stage in a magical adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio. Born from a talking piece of wood carved by Geppeto, the little wooden puppet encounters mischief around every turn as he meets up with shady characters like a sly fox, a mischievous cat, rockin’ jail birds, tap dancing monkeys, and all sorts of bad boys. Ultimately, Pinocchio learns that only by being truthful, selfless, and kind to others can he realize his dream of becoming a real boy. Enjoy this energetic, fun-filled adventure–it’s a must-see for the entire family.
HCC’s vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of Marianne Pastelak, and instrumental jazz ensemble under the direction of Benny Russell, will appear in concert performing a variety of vocal and instrumental jazz styles including blues, swing, be-bop, and fusion. May 16 | 8 PM Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1 General Seating: Adult $5, Youth $1 HCC Students Free With HCC ID
May 15 | 7 PM May 16 | 7 PM May 17 | 1 & 4 PM May 18 | 1 & 4 PM Chesapeake Theater Reserved Seating: Adult $15, Senior $10 Youth $10 Sponsored by BGE
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THE MUSIC MAN Phoenix Festival Theater Book by Meredith Willson Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey Follow fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize—despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) June 6 & 7 | 7 PM June 8 | 3 PM June 13 | 7 PM June 14 | 3 & 7 PM Chesapeake Theater Reserved Seating: Adult $20, Senior $10, Youth $10 Sponsored by BGE
OONA Harford Dance Theatre Oona is a story about love and loss, set against the majesty of the Emerald Isle. A young American boy comes to Ireland and his life is forever changed when he meets a beautiful young girl. Their love grows and promises a life of happiness and joy, until Oona arrives. Featuring original choreography including ballet, contemporary, jazz, and modern dance styles, this dance-theater masterwork is a magnificent blend of original choreography which will transport audience members to Oona’s world across the sea. June 27 & 28 | 7:30 PM Chesapeake Theater Reserved Seating: Adult $15, Senior $12, Youth $12
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RENT Phoenix Festival Theater Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson Directed by Laurie Starkey Exuberent, passionate, and joyous, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, this groundbreaking musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side. Adult Themes Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) September 12, 13, 19, 20 | 8 PM September 14, 21 | 3 PM Chesapeake Theater Reserved Seating: Adult $20, Senior $15, Youth $10
CURIOUS GEORGE Theatreworks USA Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical. Curious George is on a mission to help Chef Pisghetti save his restaurant by winning a world-famous meatball competition. With guidance from The Man with the Yellow Hat, George’s adventures take him to Rome and The Golden Meatball Contest. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled, entertaining story filled with music, dance and follow-thatmonkey fun. September 26 | 7 PM Amoss Center Reserved Seating: Premier (All Ages) $16 Orchestra (Adult) $12, Orchestra (Youth) $10 Terrace (All Ages) $8
CHESAPEAKE GALLERY AT THE STUDENT CENTER EXHIBITION SCHEDULE GAWKER WITH ANNETTE ISHAM, EMILY BIONDO, AND ZAC WILLIS March 3–April 4 Reception: March 13 | 5:30 PM ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION April 21–May 23 Reception: TBA STITCH AND REND: WORKS BY NICOLE HAVEKOST June 5–September 19 Reception: TBA
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A REGIMENT OF SLAVES: THE 4TH UNITED STATES COLORED INFANTRY, 1863-1866
Faces of Freedom: The Upper Chesapeake, Maryland, and Beyond – Exhibit and Events THE ABOLITIONISTS Film Screening & Discussions Wayne Hepler, M.S., and Chris Kaltenbach, M.A. View and discuss this 2013 PBS documentary written, produced and directed by Rob Rapley, which tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Supported by a “Created Equal” grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Bridging Cultures program. February 24 | 6–9:50 PM February 26| 2–5:50 PM Joppa Hall, Room 115 TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Book Discussion Susan Muaddi Darraj, M.A. Read and discuss the 1853 stirring memoir of Solomon Northrop, born free but kidnapped, sold into slavery, and held in bondage for 12 years, which inspired the 2013 film version of Northrop’s story.
ACHIEVING EMANCIPATION: SLAVERY & FREEDOM IN MARYLAND DURING THE CIVIL WAR Lecture & Discussion James Karmel, Ph.D. Learn about the complexities behind President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the difficulties of implementing it, with a focus on how these issues played out in Maryland. March 11 | 12:30–1:30 PM Student Center, Room 243 A REGIMENT OF SLAVES: THE 4TH UNITED STATES COLORED INFANTRY, 1863-1866 Book Discussion James Chrismer, M.A. Read and discuss Edward G. Longacre’s insightful account of how this regiment of freedmen and former slaves (many from the Upper Chesapeake region) overcame prejudice and proved itself in battle. March 18 | 11:45 AM–1 PM Hays-Heighe House, Room 201
March 4 | 11:45 AM–1 PM Hays-Heighe House, Room 201
GLORY Film Screening and Discussion Wayne Hepler, M.S., and Chris Kaltenbach, M.A. View and discuss Edward Zwick’s stirring 1989 film about the courage of the all-black members of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The film stars Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick. April 2 | 2–5:50 PM April 7 | 6–9:50 PM Joppa Hall, Room 115 SUSQUEHANNA TO FREEDOM: THE ROLE OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER IN THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Performance of Play & Post-performance Discussion Dorothy L. King, Ed.D. (Playwright) Performed by PenOwl Productions, Inc. Theatre Company First performed at Penn State Harrisburg in 2013, Susquehanna to Freedom dramatizes the imagined journey north to freedom by three actual runaways from Harford County (Harriet Demby, Hull Rice, and George Steward) in 1842. Dr. King will stage performances in every county through which the Susquehanna flows, from Harford County, MD to Otsego County, NY. April 4 | 1 PM & 7 PM Chesapeake Theater General Seating: Free; Ticket Required Order at tickets.harford.edu.
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SEEKERS OF FREEDOM EVENTUALLY WIN Lecture & Discussion Christine Tolbert, M.S.
UNCLE TOM: EXEMPLAR OF FREEDOM Lecture & Discussion W.B. Allen, Ph.D.
Explore accounts that have been handed down of freedom seekers who made their way through the Upper Chesapeake region prior to the Civil War, and the continuing impact of those accounts on families living here today.
Learn why Dr. Allen (author of Rethinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of Harriet Beecher Stowe) describes the fictional character Uncle Tom as an exemplar of human freedom, and discuss his account of the political thought underlying Stowe’s work.
Gather with us on the banks of the Susquehanna River as local spiritual and cultural leaders honor our ancestors by planting a tree in their memory, pouring libations and acclaiming the lifework of freedom seekers, abolitionists, and others who struggled to free themselves, others and our country from slavery. Spirituals and freedom songs will set the atmosphere.
April 8 | 12:30–1:30 PM Student Center, Room 243
April 21 | 12:30–1:30 PM Student Center, Room 243
May 10 | 11 AM–2 PM Hosanna School Museum, Darlington, Maryland
THE GOOPHERED GRAPEVINE AND OTHER STORIES Book Discussion Dorothy Miller, Ed.D.
THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK Book Discussion Karry Hathaway, Ph.D.
SPRING 2014 EXHIBIT FACES OF FREEDOM: THE UPPER CHESAPEAKE, MARYLAND, AND BEYOND
Read and discuss W.E.B. DuBois’ classic work in the literature of black protest, in which DuBois insists on the fundamental dignity of human beings at a time when America was reconstructing and redefining itself in the wake of the Civil War.
Learn about the documented stories of those who sought or fought for freedom in the Upper Chesapeake, elsewhere in Maryland, and nationally. Among the lives whose stories engage and inspire, and will be included in the exhibit, are Joseph and Ann Hall, Sam Archer, Harriet Cole Baker, Margaret Morgan, Elisha Tyson, Freeborn Garrettson, and William Still.
Read and discuss short stories by African American author, essayist and political activist Charles Waddell Chestnutt, in which he explores racism and other social themes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. April 15 | 11:45 AM–1 PM Hays-Heighe House, Room 201
May 2 | 12:30–1:45 PM Hays-Heighe House, Room 201
Faces of Freedom was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the performance, lectures, films and discussions do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council. 28 | Special Events and Performances | tickets.harford.edu
GATHER AT THE BANKS CEREMONY
February 19–May 10 Tuesdays, 1–3 PM Fridays, 10 AM–Noon First Saturday of Each Month, 10 AM–Noon Hays-Heighe House
UNCLE TOM: EXEMPLAR OF FREEDOM
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Theaters are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Patrons requiring special seating arragements must contact the Ticket Office (443-412-2211) two weeks prior to the event.fnh Assistive listening system headsets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be requested from the theater staff. Parking is limited. Plan to arrive early. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager. Booster seats are available in the Amoss Center on a first-come, first-served basis. No outside food or beverages are permitted. Use of cameras, video and recording devices is event-specific and may be prohibited. Harford Community College and Harford Technical High School campuses are tobacco-free, including parking lots and personal vehicles. Visit harford.edu/ticketoffice for ticket purchase policies.
Opposite Page BGE presented $20,000 to the Harford Community College Foundation, Inc. and the Family Performance Series at Harford Community College in support of education, culture and the arts. John Borkoski, BGE vice president of engineering and project management and also an HCC Foundation board member, presented a $20,000 check to Dr. Dennis Golladay, Harford Community College President, on September 30, 2013 in the Chesapeake Theater. Pictured (L to R): Bonnie Johansen, BGE; Brenda Morrison, HCC; John Borkoski, BGE; Dr. Dennis Golladay, HCC; Susan Nicolaides, HCC; Charis Bartenslager (Little Bo Peep); (kneeling) Bevin Hensley (Harriet); Kelleigh Pangratz (ballerina), and Derek DeWitt, Boys and Girls Clubs
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Take Interstate 95 North or South to Exit 85, Aberdeen. Take Rt. 22 West. To proceed to HCC, continue traveling West on Rt. 22 toward Churchville for approximately 6 miles to the traffic light at the intersection of Rt. 22 and Thomas Run Road. Turn right on Thomas Run Road. The College campus is on the right. The Amoss Center is on the left.
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Located on the Harford Technical High School campus, the 908-seat Amoss Center serves both Harford Community College and Harford Technical High School through a partnership with the Harford County Public Schools. Premier seating represents the best seats in the house and is priced the same for adults and youth. Orchestra seating prices vary for adults, youth, and seniors as appropriate.
Premier Seating Handicapped Accessible (Removable Seats) Handicapped Accessible (Armrests Lift)
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The 342-seat Chesapeake Theater is located on the Harford Community College campus in the Chesapeake Center. Seating prices vary for adults, youth, and seniors as appropriate.
Theaters are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Patrons requiring special seating arrangements must contact the Ticket Office at 443-412-2211 two weeks prior to the event.
Orchestra Seating Handicapped Accessible B (Removable Seats) C
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APG FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ARENA
The 3,100-seat APG Federal Credit Union Arena located in the newly renovated Susquehanna Center showcases a wide range of College and community events. Seating prices vary for each event. The Arena is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Patrons requiring special seating arrangements must contact the Ticket Office at 443-412-2211 two weeks prior to the event.
SECTION A 1
SECTION B 14
SECTION C 22
SECTION D 16
SE N IO E 18 1
SECTION F 11
PREMIUM 16 1
SECTION H 11
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Thereâ€™s something for everyone! Dinosaur Train: Live! Buddyâ€™s Big Adventure The Monster Who Ate My Peas Comedians Adam Hunter and Shang Forbes An Evening of Jazz Women of Ireland Cirque Ziva Five Little Monkeys Sunday Afternoon Concert Series Doktor Kaboom! Family Movie Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Miss-Cast Musical, A Cabaret The Fabulous Hubcaps Pinocchio The Music Man Oona
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