Spring 2017 Performances

Appalachian Music Concert: Sunny Mountain Serenaders

Sunny Mountain Serenaders

Friday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Tickets $15; Students free

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The Sunny Mountain Serenaders feature three of the most accomplished, steeped-in-the-tradition old-time musicians you’ll find anywhere. Mark Campbell, who was raised in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, has won countless ribbons at fiddle contests throughout the South. Native Virginian Mac Traynham, who plays banjo and harmonica and sings lead with the Serenaders, has papered his walls with fiddlers’ convention prize ribbons. John Schwab is the guy who literally wrote the book on playing old-time backup guitar and sings harmony with the Serenaders.

This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18, 7 pm
Sunday, March 19, 3 pm
Tickets $15; Students free (reserve tickets online)

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Directed by Patrick New, The Laramie Project is a BRCC student production that explores the story of Matthew Shepard.  In October 1998, Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day.  He was assaulted because he was gay. In the aftermath of the murder, over 200 interviews were conducted, and the breadth of reactions is fascinating. Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts

Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts

Friday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Tickets $15; Students free

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Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts are an Alternative-Americana band, based out of Dayton, Virginia, which is tucked away in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Smith's unabashedly genuine songwriting and voice go hand in hand with The Wild Hearts’ raw energy, making this band one worth not only listening to but experiencing live. Smith has written over 1,000 original songs & has eight independent releases.

Pride@Prejudice

Pride@Prejudice

Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 3 p.m.
Tickets $15; Students free

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Watch Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy fall in love all over again—this time filtered through the world of the internet. Modern voices interject and build on this classic love story in the form of blog posts, chat room discussions, quotes from film adaptations, and even letters from Ms. Austen herself to create a delightfully postmodern view of 19th century England. Pride@Prejudice is a hilarious and moving homage to Jane Austen's most beloved novel, as well our love affair with reading. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Show and Spell

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Thursday-Saturday, May 18-20, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, 3 p.m.
Tickets $15; Students free (tickets available May 4)

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Five middle schoolers take on overzealous parents, crazy coaches, and nostalgic relatives as they prepare for the annual spelling bee in this insightful comedy for young actors. With contestants that range from an unflappable cheerleader who cheers all her words to the anxiety-prone daughter of a movie star, spelling the words correctly may be the least of these kids' worries. This play wonderfully illustrates the pressure that kids feel to compete, and the family support that makes it all bearable.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.