September 19, 2021

Dear friends of NCC Theatre,

We're in full rehearsal mode for our first production of the 21-22 school year season, Spring Awakening! It has been great to be safely gathered together to rehearse the numbers with our musical director, Lucille Kincaid.

The room where it happens... (oh wait, that's a different show) -
Lucille (at the piano) and I, meeting with our wonderful cast! Rehearsals are in full swing, and we can't wait to present this show to you!
Spring Awakening

Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m.

All performances will be offered in person, in the Lipkin Theatre
** All patrons must correctly wear masks **

FREE for those with valid NCC ID and a donation
of a non-perishable food item to the HOPE food pantry

ALL OTHERS: $5

NCC news for you...
HAMPTON WINDS RESTAURANT

Our friends at Hampton WInds - operated by NCC culinary students in Alumni Hall - celebrated their Grand Reopening a few weeks ago. It has been closed for about 18 months due to Covid, but also a major renovation.

(The meals we enjoyed through the Dinner To Go & A Virtual Show program were prepared by the faculty chefs.)
They have reopened, with new hours and a new menu, including the new "Hampton Winds Express" grab & go option. And we'll soon be meeting with their staff to plan the next round of "Dinner & A Show" offerings! (Check their Facebook page for updates.)
ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE 'WORKSHOP DAY' AT EAST 40
The East 40 Gardens and NCC's Art Department are partnering for an exciting initiative. You can watch three artists-in-residence 'in action' with the wood-fired kiln, in a special Workshop Day coming on Monday, September 27.
Come on out to the East 40 Gardens anytime between noon - 8 p.m. to watch their process and hear them talk about their works. This event is free and open to all; park in overflow lot "D" and look for the East 40 kiosk sign to direct you to the gardens.

Essye Klempner, Liz Wheeler and Tony Williams (pictured, from left) will be making artwork in and around East 40 most Sundays, Mondays and select additional days through Monday, October 18. The artists welcome visitors to watch them, but ask that if someone wants to visit with them about their work, they make an appointment through Rachael Gorchov.

This kickoff residency program celebrates the ten year anniversary of the East 40 Gardens and Experiential Learning Center. The program includes a community garden, learning garden, pollinators, wood-fired kiln, and serves as a lab for environmental and sustainability classes.
A lot going on at NCC! And we are glad to have your support of the theatre programs and other arts-related opportunities for our students.

Til next time: #staysafe #staywell #stayhome!

#NCCStrong2021

Bill Mutimer
NCC Theatre Department Head
NCC Summer Theatre Producing Artistic Director
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