The Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” will be presented at Volunteer State Community College on October 22 at 6 p.m. The film explores the lives of leaders of the Civil Rights movement in the United States from the perspective of author James Baldwin. Samuel L. Jackson narrates the movie that is based on an unfinished book by Baldwin focusing on the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The movie will be shown in the Nichols Dining Room B of the Wood Campus Center on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike.
A suite in the Beverly Hills Hotel is the setting for the classic Neil Simon comedy California Suite. The play will be presented by the Volunteer State Community College theater program as part of the Spring 2018 Visual and Performing Arts Series. The production uses the same suite as the location for each of four parts, with different characters in each act. Couples visiting Los Angeles sort through marriage problems, mid-life complications, and in one case, a dilemma involving an unconscious prostitute.
City living versus the country lifestyle is an age-old debate for humans and in classic literature, also for mice. The children’s theater production of City Mouse-Country Mouse will be staged by the Volunteer State Community College Theater students in October. The Aesop fable gets a modern reworking as the City Mouse visits his cousin in the country. City Mouse isn’t thrilled with rural life and invites Country Mouse to live with him in the city. Plenty of humorous problems arise. In the end, both mice find that home is where you make it.
The struggles of the fictional Turpin family offer insight and laughs in the comedy “Dearly Departed” presented by the Volunteer State Community College theater program as part of the Spring 2019 Visual and Performing Arts Series. The popular play by authors David Bottrell and Jessie Jones is set in a small Southern town. The beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.
Someone has stolen Junie B. Jones’ new furry mittens. So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Thus begins another episode in the famous kindergartner’s life. The story comes to the stage at Volunteer State Community College in the production “Junie B. Jones, I am not a Crook.” It’s a night of fun for kids and parents presented by the Vol State Theater Department. Junie B. is the creation of New York Times bestselling author Barbara Park. The chapter book series is known for humor and insight.