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One Act Festival features six actors in two plays PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Embassy Theatre   
Thursday, 08 April 2010 16:12

6PlayersHeadshots_aiTwo entries for "Six Actors in Search of Two Plays" have been selected from sixteen submissions from all over the country by the actors and festival coordinator Jerard Puckett, who devised the idea of two plays to be produced on the Embassy stage by a company of three male and three female actors.  The cast for both plays consists of Mark Ashby, Chelsea Davis, Stephanie Gainer, Linda Julien, Tom Shanklin, and Richard Wydro.

An Armenian American family deals with both memories of triumph and trauma in "The Piano Lessons," an engrossing one act play by August Nigro of Allentown, PA.  On the anniversary of their matriarch's birthday, three generations of an Armenian American family gather to celebrate.  Amidst pride and dismay over other famous Armenian Americans, a childhood ...

Last Updated on Monday, 12 April 2010 13:12
Local historian Al Feldstein at Frostburg Community Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany County Library System   
Thursday, 08 April 2010 08:34

al_aiMr. Al Feldstein, local historian, will be guest speaker at the Frostburg Community Library on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 PM to discuss his newest publication The Great Cumberland Floods: Disaster in the Queen City.  Friends of the Frostburg Community Library invite the public to this program, which they are helping to host as part of the library system’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.  Join us in the John Bambacus Meeting Room.  Light refreshments will be served.

Mr. Feldstein has published over 30 books and videotapes depicting the history of Western Maryland Counties – Allegany, Garrett, and Washington – as well as nearby West Virginia.  Frostburg Branch Manager Pat Merrbach commented that “Feldstein is such an interesting and knowledgeable speaker; he draws a ...

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 April 2010 08:53
Folk duo to perform one-act play on abolitionists Brown PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany College of Maryland   
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 17:39

SwordSpiritJohnBrownApril10CUMBERLAND, Md. – Magpie, an award-winning folk duo devoted to civil rights and social justice, will perform their one-act play on abolitionists John and Mary Brown on April 14 and 15 at Allegany College of Maryland.

Both performances of “Sword of the Spirit” -- at 7 PM on Wednesday and at 12:30 PM on Thursday -- are in the College Center Theatre and are free and open to the public.

Sword of the Spirit is set in the aftermath of the October 1859 raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, W.Va., by John Brown and his followers in a failed plan to arm slaves and foment rebellion.

Captured and later tried in nearby Charles Town, the drama depicts the historic couple that November on the impending hanging of John Brown after his conviction on charges of ...

Allegany County Student Art Showcase Opening Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany Arts Council   
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 13:17

AACadWebBIGIn conjunction with the 6th Annual Allegany County Student Art Showcase, the Saville Gallery will host a special Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 10, from 6 - 8 PM.  This celebration will be a kid-friendly reception to kick-off the exhibit in our gallery, located at 9 North Centre Street in Downtown Cumberland, MD.

It's going to be a great evening, with lots of fun activities planned, including door prizes, games, and arts-related giveaways courtesy of Highland Arts Unlimited, the Book Center, and The General Art Store.  Artists John & Amy Shuman will host a hands-on art project on the Arts Bus in front of the gallery, and Sigma Alpha Iota from FSU will host a musical instrument "Petting Zoo" in the gallery's Community Room.  The evening is free and open ...

Frostburg Palace Theatre to screen "White Ribbon" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 April 2010 08:50

WhiteRibbonimageThe Frostburg Palace Theatre located on Main Street in Frostburg will screen the film "White Ribbon" April 16th and 17th.

In a village in Protestant northern Germany, on the eve of World War I, the children of a church and school run by the village schoolteacher and their families experience a series of bizarre incidents.  Though they at first appear coincidental, it begins to seem that they are not, in fact, accidents at all but inexplicably display characteristics of a ritual punishment.  Who could be responsible for such transgressions?

Director Michael Haneke (Cache) earned the Palm d'Or at Cannes in 2009 for this arresting drama.

Show time is 8 PM.  The doors and concession stand open at 7:30 PM.  For more information contact the theater at (301) 687- 0921 or ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 08:57

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