Music, Shakespearian theater and forensics to highlight upcoming arts events

Harper College presents several fine arts events to the community this March, ranging from concerts to a speech and debate team showcase and a Shakespearean play. Some events are free of charge while others have an admission fee. All events take place on Harper’s main campus at 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

For more information, visit harpercollege.edu/arts. Ticket information and pricing can be found at harpercollege.edu/boxoffice.

  • The Art Exhibition Space in Building C, Room C200, will house Lisa Bergant Koi’s exhibition titled “Moving Forward with Trepidation.” Her abstract works are inspired by movement and document bits of the world that fly by as she observes the landscape from her car. A side lecture and reception for the artist will take place at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 11. Free viewings are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
  • On Tuesday, March 10, student guitarists will perform selections in a wide variety of styles at the Guitar Solos Concert. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Lab in Building L, Room L109. Tickets range from $6 to $10 and are free for audience members age 12 and under.
  • Between March 13 and 15, the Harper Ensemble Theatre Company will showcase its spring play, “Shakespeare in Love.” This exhilarating comedy follows the life of a young William Shakespeare as a struggling playwright and his romance that inspired one of his most notable works, “Romeo and Juliet.” Showings will take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for seniors and students, faculty and staff, and $20 for general admission.
  • On Sunday, March 15, members of the Community Music and Arts Center (CMAC) will perform selections to celebrate the achievements of students and continuous involvement of faculty in music-making at the Community Music and Arts Center Annual Honors Concert. The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in J Theatre.
  • On Wednesday, March 18, the speech and debate team will showcase a range of forensics events from prose reading to impromptu speaking at its annual Night Before Nationals. Audience members will be able to watch the student speakers perform before the team heads to national tournaments. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in J Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $6 for general admission.

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