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June 17

June 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

 

MCC partners with Joslyn Castle to present Art and Literary Festival

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College is once again proud to partner with Joslyn Castle in presenting the Art and Literary Festival. The festival will showcase “The Life and Works of Mark Twain” through a series of performances featuring MCC Theatre program students. Students and local actors will perform “An Evening with Mark Twain: A Dramatized Selection of Works” at 7:30 p.m., September 17-28 at Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St.

The MCC Theatre program’s dramatizations will include a variety of Mark Twain’s work. Omaha’s Nils Haaland will perform speeches and essays as Twain, while Christina Rohling and Ben Beck will portray the title couple in “The Diaries of Eve and Adam.” An ensemble of MCC students and local actors will present a collection of short pieces: “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” “My Late Senatorial Secretaryship,” “Lionizing Murderers,” “The Capitoline Venus” and “A Curious Pleasure Excursion.”

Special lectures will be held on September 19 and 26 at 6 p.m. at Joslyn Castle. The lectures will discuss Twain’s life and will be given by MCC English instructor Kimberly Armstrong and David Peterson, Ph.D., of the University of Nebraska Omaha. 

In addition, the MCC English program will host the Funny Flash Fiction Contest and reading on the afternoon of September 21. The contest will feature a variety of submission categories, all focused on humor. 

For more information and details, email Scott Working at saworking@mccneb.edu or call 531-MCC-1299. 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.