CSM Childrens Theatre Navigates a Bad Day
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Stage, March 7-8
The College of Southern Maryland Childrens Theatre presents a play based on the childrens book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The play will open at 7 p.m. on March 7 with additional performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on March 8. All performances will take place in the Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.
The role of Alexander is shared by Gage Mead of La Plata and Anthony Montgomery of Pomfret. The rest of the ensemble cast includes Charlie Wately of Charlotte Hall, Emmeline Jones of Mechanicsville, Morgan Kline of Port Tobacco and Matt Jameson, Phil Holland, Dawn Bush, Angeline Bush, Xavier Prince and Jamie Greene, all of Waldorf.
Alexanders struggles with lifes daily dramas will entertain and educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen to us all.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is produced at CSM by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences, a partnership of Seattle Childrens Theatre and Childrens Theatre Company in Minneapolis. Tickets cost $7 for adults and seniors, $5 for youth. For information, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts or call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.
The Fine Arts Center is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advance notice. If you are interested in these services please contact the Coordinator of ADA at 301-934-7614.
Colleen Rudolph Shares Insight, Inspiration for 'Dystopias'
Colleen Rudolph, sculptor and a featured artist in the current exhibit, Dystopias, on display in the College of Southern Marylands Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, presented at the gallery talk on Feb. 4 in the Fine Arts Center on the La Plata Campus. Rudolph discussed how her displayed work focuses primarily on the interconnectedness of machines and animals.
Humans are the pivot point between machines and animals, said Rudolph. Machines are void of the things we and animals share. She also spoke of the difficulties of explaining her role as an artist at times. This world can seem disturbing. How do you deal with that? How do we move through life with so much tragedy going on around us? What can I find in an otherwise dark moment that is inspiring? Ive found that if youre able to find a moment of peace in it, youll get through it, said Rudolph. She also spoke about how she feels her role as an artist is to stay grounded while searching for meaning beyond the obvious. I can be of this place that is ugly, but I can transcend it as well.
Rudolphs work remains on display as part of Dystopias until March 14. For information on the gallery and scheduled exhibits, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/HungerfordGallery.html.