Mad River Theater Works to present "Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story"

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MARIETTA, Ohio (January 24, 2017) — The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College (WSCC) in collaboration with the Schwendeman Agency, Inc., the Marietta Community Foundation, and Artsbridge, announce an upcoming presentation of the Mad River Theater Works production of “Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story.”

 This family-oriented performance will be presented on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Graham Auditorium on the campus of WSCC. Admission to the presentation is free, but seating is limited.

 The play depicts the events that shaped the character of the first black man to play in Major League Baseball--his struggle to gain acceptance and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation and our national pastime.

 The one-hour production is appropriate for children third grade and up and will be followed by a question and answer session.

 Mad River Theater Works is an acclaimed touring ensemble that creates vibrant and evocative plays with music for families and young audiences based on American history and folklore. With more than 25 years of touring experience, the artists of Mad River seek out subjects that reflect the rich diversity of our common heritage and make shows that combine the rhythms and folkways of everyday life with tales about extraordinary individuals. The resulting body of work is a vivid tapestry that weaves together live music, storytelling, and drama, exploring the grit and humanity of characters from the past.

For additional information about the performance, call 740.885.5687 or email evergreenseries@wscc.edu.

 The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series was established in 1998 to bring free and low-cost educational, cultural and entertainment programming to the community. Events are made possible in part by in part by financial gifts to the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Fund at the Washington State Community College Foundation. The Washington State Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation administered by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders and institutional representatives. Gifts made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are used exclusively to support the College’s mission, its programs, and its students.

 To support the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series, WSCC programs and scholarships for WSCC students, please contact WSCC Foundation Executive Director Anna Rittenhouse at 740-568-1940 or at arittenhouse1@wscc.edu. To see the Foundation’s annual report and learn more about its activities, visit www.wsccfoundation.org.

 For 45 years, Washington State Community College has fueled the community’s future through education. We work to make a positive impact by providing opportunities for growth. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student looking to enrich your life, we cultivate pathways to guide you toward future growth.  Be inspired. Be WSCC. For more information about Washington State Community College, visit www.wscc.edu or call 740.374.8716.

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