Humanities Events

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Museum Visit/Fine Art Gallery Exhibit
The Political Dr. Seuss
Submit creative work to the Mid Rivers Review
 
Jane Austen and Film: Investigating Emma and Clueless

Attend a Professional Theatrical Production

SCC Center Stage Productions:

Read Brian Turner's Here Bullet  
Visit an Open-Mic Coffeehouse or Poetry Reading

SCC Coffeehouse – 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and Nov. 19, in SSB Student Lounge 

View a Foreign Film at a Film Series or Movie Theater

También la lluvia – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, in SSB Auditorium

The Hundred-Foot Journey – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, in SSB Auditorium

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SCC Events on Campus

St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email dss@stchas.edu with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. See Accessibility for Campus Guests.

SCC Coffeehouse

7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24

The Coffeehouse is an open-mic format where poets, short fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and songwriters share their creativity. Come prepared to present a three-to seven-minute selection of your original work, or just come to listen and enjoy a good cup of java among friends. Complimentary coffee and cookies are served.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Christina Gant
cgant@stchas.edu
636-922-8665

"Clybourne Park," Sept. 30-Oct. 4

Clybourne ParkBy Bruce Norris
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Directed by Tracy Bono

Evening Performances:

7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1-3

Matinee Performances:
10 a.m. Oct. 1
2 p.m. Oct. 4
For high school age and above

Tickets:
Purchase tickets online at stchastickets.com
See Ticket Info for admission, season tickets, special packages and discounts.

Clybourne Park spans two generations 50 years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their house, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood. This creates some discontent among the white residents of the neighborhood.

In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Bruce Norris’s excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property.

All Center Stage Theatre performances are in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
tickets@stchas.edu
636-922-8050

"También la lluvia," Film

(2010) Unrated

Film description from imdb.com:

"Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement."(Plot summary written by Guy Bellinger)

This International Education Week and Projections International Film Series event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

"The Hundred-Foot Journey," Film

(2014) Rated PG 

Film description from imdb.com:

"The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite and Madame Mallory herself, both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever." (Plot summary written by Kenneth Chisholm)

This International Education Week and Projections International Film Series event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

"Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music," Nov. 18-22

Nice People Dancing to Good Country MusicBy Lee Blessing
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Directed by Deborah Phillips

Evening Performances:
7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-21

Matinee Performances:
10 a.m. Nov. 19
2 p.m. Nov. 22
For high school age and above

Tickets:
Purchase tickets online at stchastickets.com
See Ticket Info for admission, season tickets, special packages and discounts.

This hilarious comedy features Eve, who lives over the Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music Bar. She is paid a visit by her niece Catherine, a novice nun who’s been asked to leave her convent. It seems Catherine suffers from a curious compulsion to yell obscenities at the wrong moment and even, on occasion, bark like a dog. Roy, an honest if simple fellow from the bar downstairs, wants to court Catherine whether she’s a nun or not.

All Center Stage Theatre performances are in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
tickets@stchas.edu
636-922-8050

SCC Coffeehouse

7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

The Coffeehouse is an open-mic format where poets, short fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and songwriters share their creativity. Come prepared to present a three-to seven-minute selection of your original work, or just come to listen and enjoy a good cup of java among friends. Complimentary coffee and cookies are served.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Christina Gant
cgant@stchas.edu
636-922-8665