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  • Date: March 17, 2005
    Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

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    MC-Takoma Park Black Box Theatre to Present Original Play, ‘Fishing’
    Show Produced by College Professor to Run Weekends from April 8-23

    The original production of “Fishing,” a play written, produced, directed, and designed by Montgomery College Professor Perry T. Schwartz, will premiere on Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus. The theatre is located in the Communications Arts Center on Chicago Avenue in Takoma Park, Md. The show will also run April 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m., as well as April 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.


    “Fishing” is a bittersweet story of friendship adapted from the short story, “The Story I'm Pitching,” by Robert Day. The story appeared in the January edition of New Letters Magazine. Day has written a successful novel, “The Last Cattle Drive,” and several collections of short stories. He currently teaches creative writing at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.


    Incorporated into this play will be a multimedia production, featuring projected slides, video shot and edited by filmmaker Edmund Baxter, and original music by composer Roger Coleman. Costumes are by Ellen Mansueto and lighting design is handled by Jason Arnold. Eight community and Montgomery College actors are featured in the cast, many of them veterans of the acting core in the Black Box Theatre at the Takoma Park Campus of Montgomery College.


    To make reservations for “Fishing,” call 301-650-1368. For more information about theatre and film courses at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus, call 301-650-1387.


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    Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, Maryland, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.


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