|Admission is free, but please do bring a Food Pantry donation!|
Leading off the Festival events is the drama production “Pterodactyls,” a dark comedy by Nicky Silver. The Music Department follows on December 2 with a joint concert by the Symphonic Band and the new Washington College Chorus, and closes the series two days later with a String Ensemble performance.
“The events are are free,” notes Assistant Professor of Music Jon McCollum. “All we request is that you bring either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to the food pantry. The faculty and students involved in the arts here at Washington College wanted to start a tradition of giving back to the community, to have the arts help provide for those in need.”
Donated items should be healthful, non-perishable foods un-opened and in their original non-breakable packaging (no glass). Please check expiration dates before donating. Among the most-requested items at the Food Pantry are canned meats such as tuna, stew and chili; canned vegetables, pasta and pasta sauce, beans, healthy cereals, peanut butter and jelly.
Following is a brief description of each event in the series:
Pterodactyls by Nicky Silver
Directed by Nina Sharp ’13.
Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17
8 p.m., in Tawes Theatre
|Playwright Nicky Silver.|
Nina Sharp, a senior from Centreville, Md. who won the 2012 Mary Martin Drama Scholarship, is directing Pterodactyls as her senior thesis. The self-described “theater geek” has been involved in all levels of theater in the area, from early roles at Centreville Middle School to acting and directing in productions at Church Hill Theatre and Washington College.
|WC Chorus music |
director Doug Byerly.
Sunday, Dec. 2
6:30 p.m., Decker Theatre
A mix of holiday favorites and classical music will be performed by the student musicians in the Washington College Concert Band, conducted by Keith Wharton, and the more than 50 voices of the campus chorus, led by
Washington College String Ensemble
Tuesday, Dec. 4
8 p.m., Hotchkiss Recital Hall
For more information on the Arts Festival, contact Dr. McCollum at email@example.com.