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For Immediate Release (02-12)
Date: March 14, 2002 
Contact: Dave Willingham, 240-567-7970; Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Montgomery College Holocaust Series
Features Claudia Stevens Encore
Noted Performance Artist Returns by Popular Demand April 2

Those who were in the audience for Claudia Stevens’ performance at the 2001 Montgomery College Holocaust Commemoration still rave over the power and beauty of her one-person show,"An Evening with Madame F." It is that memory that motivated officials of the College’s sponsoring Paul Peck Humanities Institute to bring Dr. Stevens back for 2002.

Again this year, Dr. Stevens will exercise her multiple talents on one of her own compositions, "A Table Before Me", a striking work about the fate of an Austrian family during the Nazi era.

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Dr. Stevens was educated at Vassar College and the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv. She holds a doctorate in piano from Boston University.

Dr. Stevens draws on her background as a concert pianist, actress, and classical vocalist to create innovative, one-person musical theatre. Her recent tours have included major venues in New York City, Providence, and Hartford. National Public Radio and PBS have produced full-length broadcasts of her works.

The Stevens performance of "A Table Before Me", at 7 p.m. in the Rockville campus Theater Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee Street, will be the final public event of the 2002 Montgomery College Holocaust Commemoration. A reading of Holocaust victims’ names and the lighting of candles will precede her appearance.

The performance is free; the public is invited. For more information, please call 240-567-7417 or visit montgomerycollege.org and click on Calendar.

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