College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828
Box Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: hours vary
Tuesday: 2 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday:
12 - 5 p.m.
and one (1) hour prior to each performance
Hours vary during summer months
Checks payable to CSM
CSM's campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advanced notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support or ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.
The College of Southern Maryland will offer a free, outdoor performance series during July/August 2013. The CSM Twilight Performance Series consists of plays, concerts, and more at all three CSM campus locations, including the ever-popular Chautauqua program during the Kick-Off Week of the Series!
* All performances and performers subject to change without notice.
The 2013 Chautauqua: Turning Points in History
HISTORY COMES ALIVE UNDER THE CHAUTAUQUA TENT
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear famous historical figures talk about their experiences and accomplishments . . . in real life? Join the College of Southern Maryland and the Maryland Humanities Council at our annual Chautauqua and meet celebrated figures from our nation’s past, then talk with them about their lives, ideas, and impact.
College of Southern Maryland
La Plata Campus
Fine Arts Center Lawn
(Inclement weather? We'll move indoors!)
Illustration by Tom Chalkley
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) has been called the mother of the environmental movement. A writer, scientist, and ecologist, Carson received her masters in marine biology at Johns Hopkins University, taught zoology at the University of Maryland, and contributed articles to the Baltimore Sun. She worked at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and in 1951 published the bestseller The Sea Around Us. Her controversial book Silent Spring alerted the public to the dangers of pesticides. Carson died of cancer in Silver Spring, Maryland and is buried in Rockville. Kate Campbell Stevenson—who has over 25 years of professional experience in music, theatre, and education—will portray her.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to solo the Pacific, but she was much more than a courageous aviatrix. She was also a nurse’s aide, social worker, truck driver, writer, editor, and the first "celebrity" to create a line of clothing that included practical outfits for active and working women. Along with her friend Eleanor Roosevelt, she championed women's rights, and she was an inspiration for women to pursue non-traditional roles. She will be portrayed by Chautauqua veteran actress Mary Ann Jung.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (1919-1972) ended 60 years of baseball segregation with his 1947 Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year and in 1949 received the league’s Most Valuable Player award. After his baseball career, Robinson worked in business and helped to establish the Freedom National Bank in Harlem. He was an activist for social change and served on the board of the NAACP. In 1962 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He will be portrayed by Gregory Gibson Kenney, a professional actor who has performed in theatre, feature films, and television commercials.
|* All plays and bands subject to change without notice
|July 16, 2013|| HONK! a musical play for the entire family
|July 23, 2013|| Jackson Murphy Band
|July 30, 2013|| Sam Grow Band
|LA PLATA CAMPUS|
|July 17, 2013||HONK! - a musical play for the entire family|
|July 24, 2013||Sure Thing and The Actor's Nightmare - two one-act plays|
|July 31, 2013||The Fisherman and His Wife - a play for the entire family|
|PRINCE FREDERICK CAMPUS|
|July 18, 2013||Jackson Murphy Band|
|July 25, 2013|| Ritmo Caché - Latin Band
|August 1, 2013||The Fisherman and His Wife - a play for the entire family|
*Chautauqua is a program of the Maryland Humanities Council, Inc. and is presented in partnership with CSM. The Maryland Humanities Council is an independent, non-profit organization which receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maryland Division of Historical and Cultural Programs, corporations, foundations, and individuals.