CCBC presents A New Brain March 31 – April 4 at CCBC Catonsville

Mar 24, 2022 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts presents A New Brain, music and lyrics by William Finn and book by William Finn and James Lapine, March 31 – April 4 at the Center for the Arts, Theatre, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road.

By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, A New Brain is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable, and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.

Performance times include:
  • 11:10 a.m. Thursday, March 31
  • 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 1 & 2
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3 (American Sign Language interpreted)
  • 10 a.m. Monday, April 4 (SOLD OUT)

CCBC’s production of A New Brain is directed by Zach Hartley, CCBC adjunct professor, with scenic and lighting design by G. Maurice “Moe” Conn and costumes by Sharlene Clinton. The stage manager is Mone’t Howard.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 students, seniors, CCBC faculty and staff; and free for currently enrolled CCBC students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the CCBC Box Office at 443.840.ARTS (2787), online at or at the door one hour prior to the performances.


About the Community College of Baltimore County (
Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2021 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

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