PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)–South Campus presents the politically charged drama Two Rooms, opening Thursday, August 19, and running through Saturday, August 28. The cast includes CCAC alumna Dana Mauro, current student and Pittsburgh Promise scholar Stanley Graham and Carin Bendas.
George Jaber, head of the theater department, and faculty member Ben Blazer have collaborated to direct Two Rooms, a story about American educators involved in a politically motivated kidnapping while working overseas in Beirut. The play addresses the relationship between terrorism, foreign policy and the media.
Matthew Stiffler, Ph.D., a researcher for the Arab American National Museum, will give a lecture on the current Lebanese hostage crisis for Jaber’s theater classes from 9:00–11:00 a.m. on August 27. Dr. Stiffler will also give a presentation to the audience immediately prior to the performance that evening and a Q&A session for the audience will be held at the conclusion of the show.
Tickets may be purchased at the door at $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. For more information, please call (412) 469-6219. CCAC–South Campus’ theatre is located at 1750 Clairton Road in West Mifflin, PA 15122.
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.