“And It Begins Like This” free production offered Oct. 23

The Division of Arts and Humanities invites faculty and staff to attend a free performance of “And It Begins Like This,” the fall production on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m..  Tickets are now available in the box office, during normal hours Monday through Thursday  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by calling 949-5452.

$7 tickets are available for the rest of the week’s performances.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Wolf Kuhn Theatre, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts

Penn State Altoona will offer a performance of “And It Begins Like This,” an adaptation of LaTanya McQueen’s book by the same name. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23–25, and 2 p.m. on Oct. 26, in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 general admission. Admission for children under 12 is free; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

“And It Begins Like This,” Penn State Altoona’s Common Read for the 2019-20 academic year, is a collection of essays reflecting on the nation’s history of racism through a retrospective of McQueen’s family and personal experiences. Director Naomi Baker, assistant teaching professor of theatre and integrative arts, adapted the book for the stage.

“This is a very different kind of theatre than most are accustomed to seeing,” she said. “We will employ multimedia representations, along with live actors, singers, and even a few puppets. While the piece does include some difficult topics and imagery, I believe that it will be a powerful experience for both the creators and the audience.”

Tickets may be purchased at the box office, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and before and during all performances.

For further information, call the box office at 814-949-5452. For more information and events, visit the Common Read website.


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