Performing Arts

Plays, concerts

Adult Story Time: "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud" @Claremont

Adult Story Time presents Carson McCullers' short story, "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud".  An earnest young boy and a tired traveler engage in a poignant dialogue about the science of love.  We'll perform every word of McCullers' text.  After the performance, stay for refreshments and a discussion of the story, genre and author.

Would you like to read the story before the performance?  You'll find the text here.

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Adult Story Time: Hans My Hedgehog @Central SR

4th floor Story Room

Story Time for Adults presents the first in a new series, The Joy of Grim: "Hans My Hedgehog".

Be careful what you wish for!

With artful visual aids and a quartet of actors, we will share a folk tale from the Brothers Grimm.  After the performance, stay and discuss the story and genre.  For ages 16 and up.

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Mary Lou's Apartment Jazz Concert @Central A&M

5th floor Art & Music

Celebrate African American History Month with a big band jazz concert in Art & Music!

Mary Lou's Apartment is an all-woman jazz ensemble featuring the compositions and arrangements of the African-American musical geniuses Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston.  A compact-yet-mighty big band, Mary Lou's Apartment is dedicated to performing great American music in an atmosphere of kindness, joy, support and political action.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: The Taming of the Shrew @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our final film (for now) in this series is from 1967: Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of  "The Taming of the Shrew", with infamous battling married couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as Petruchio and Kate.

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