Arts Collective at HCC Kicks Off 19th Season with ‘What Improv Group?!?!’ This Friday, September 27th by Susan Kramer

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ARTS COLLECTIVE at HCC announces its 19th SEASON! Kick-Off: “What Improv Group?!?!” Friday, September 27 with OUTSTANDING Special Guests!

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Howard Community College’s Arts Collective (AC) – Over the past 18 years AC has come together, building rich, long-lasting connections, sharing stories between AUDIENCE AND PERFORMER, on and off the stage. This year, folks will experience together a new season bursting with INSPIRED, POWERFUL WORKS wrapped up in COMPELLING literature, music, and dance; A MASTERFUL COLLECTION which promises to hold up the mirror to all of our lives. AC’s 19th Season will bring you the EVOCATIVE AND THE ORIGINAL, fusing stellar work from students and professionals, and all in between. AC’s 19th Season – absolutely one of its most memorable to date! Something for EVERYONE! Today’s The Day!

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HCC’s Arts Collective proudly kicks off its 19 Season THIS FRIDAY with its wildly unique improv troupe, “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.), Friday, September 27 at 8pm in HCC’s Smith Theatre!

Now in its fifth year, W.I.G. promises an improv journey that’s always spontaneous, high on audience participation, and seriously funny. This Friday’s W.I.G. show includes W.I.G. favorites (Keith Becraft, Keri Eastridge, Daniel Johnston, and Kathleen Williams), joined by special guest artists: CheriAnn, a stand-up comic who’ll shake up a fresh take on stand-up comedy! “Bluntly pointing out the hilarious truth of everyday life!” and Quattro Formaggio: A long form improvisational troupe from Frederick, MD, coached by Joe Brady, featuring Isabel Duarte, Giovanni Kavota and Cassie Schaeffer!
– Tickets: $10 – $12
Box Office: 443-518-1500 ext. 0 or online: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/927113

Curious about W.I.G.’s improv work?
View W.I.G.’s entire Columbia festival of the Arts show BELOW!
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AC’s 19 SEASON:
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W.I.G. (improv show): Friday, Sept 27 at 8 pm,
in HCC’s Smith Theatre

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Why Am I Not Famous?: Two Nights Only – October 11 & 12, 2013  at 8pm
in HCC’s Studio Theatre
A fantastic one-man-with-a-band musical revue by JASON DOWNS, featuring HCC’s stellar
alumni… followed by:
* “Libation and Conversation – first round’s on Jason”: A great Q & A following each show!
* Workshop with Jason: Sunday, Oct 13, 3 pm-6 pm, A pay-what-you-can workshop all about
finding your creative voice! Details on AC’s website!

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These Shining Lives: November 14 – 24, 2013
in HCC’s Smith Theatre
A comedy/drama written by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Brandon McCoy
Performed by an all-HCC-student cast, These Shining Lives is about Women in the 1920’s experience newfound employment opportunities and only later discover that their well-paying jobs have come at a high…and poisonous price.

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 Arts Collective DANCE COMPANY (ACDC): March 6 – 8,
in HCC’s Smith Theatre
Directed by Joan Nicholas-Walker
AC’s Dance Company (ACDC) is proud to present its 8th annual dance concert which will celebrate inspired works by the area’s most recognized choreographers, performed by HCC’s outstanding student and guest artist dancers.

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 RAGTIME: May 8 – 18,
in HCC’s Smith Theatre
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by David Gregory
Early 20th century generations collide in this emotionally charged journey bursting with passion, tragedy and love. A tapestry focused on social upheaval which speaks directly to the pulse of America today. RAGTIME!

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For more information on AC, call (443) 518-1922, visit their website, or email artscollective@howardcc.edu.

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ACWordsAbout HCC’s Arts Collective
Now in its 19th Season, Arts Collective (AC) is a creative force, entirely committed to offering diverse, awe-inspiring works across several genres, including plays, musicals, improvisation, dance and more! Established in 1994, AC is a professionally run organization all about supporting, nurturing and fusing collaborative relationships between all artists, from students to professionals, on and off the stage, to Howard County and beyond. View AC’s 19th Season line-up: www.howardcc.edu/artscollective