Original Theater Production Celebrates Harlem Renaissance

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

WHAT:Celebrate Black History Month atJumpin’ and Jivin’ in Harlem, an original production that pays tribute to the great artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Creatively set in a night club similar to the historic Cotton Club, actors and audience members absorb poetry, culture, dance and the ambiance of the period as recorded music of the era fills the room.  

WHO: Written and directed by Melvina Martin, supervisor of theatre operations at Prince George’s Community College, the production features performances by student actors and audience members. Attendees will be transported to a time when the works of black artists in poetry, music and art mixed creative expression and political protest to bring together open-minded people of all races.  

WHEN:February 16 and 17
7– 10 p.m. 

WHERE: Queen Anne Fine Arts  

Hallam Theatre 

Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774

For more information, call College Life Services at 301-546-0853. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.  

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