Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

06/20/2012 -- CCAC presents “Bard Wars” June 28–30

PRESS RELEASE
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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus Theatre program presents “Bard Wars” at 8:00 p.m. daily from June 28 to 30. This is a unique opportunity for audience members to both view and play a role in judging three of the region’s amateur theatre companies as they compete in CCAC’s first-ever Shakespeare Creative Competition Festival. 

Each company is presenting 25-minute vignettes of their choice from Shakespeare’s canon to a panel of judges, including Lora Oxenreiter, director for CCAC–South Campus’ “Pittsburgh New Works” production; Bonnijean Adams, long-time theatre critic for The Daily News; and Alice Carter, theatre critic for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The theatre company securing the most votes from both audience members and the judges will produce a fully-developed Shakespeare production courtesy of CCAC–South Campus Theatre. The play will run August 9–18. 

In addition, all CCAC students who enroll in the course, Shakespeare in Production, will be given the opportunity to take part in the winning theatre company’s full-length Shakespeare production. The course introduces students to Shakespearean texts through the study of several plays. Students will have the opportunity to approach Shakespearean texts from an actor’s perspective by working on scenes and monologues from selected works. Now enrolling, the class is being offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from July 3 through August 9 at CCAC–South Campus. 

Admission to “Bard Wars” is $5 or the equivalent value of canned food or non-perishables (five items) with proceeds being donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  

For tickets to “Bard Wars” or information on how to enroll in the Shakespeare in Production course, contact George Jaber at gjaber@ccac.edu or 412.469.6219. The CCAC–South Campus Theatre is located at 1750 Clairton Road (Route 885), West Mifflin, PA 15122. 

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is 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. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.