CCBC presents We Are Proud to Present ... by Jackie Sibblies Drury Oct. 27 - 31 at CCBC Catonsville

Oct 25, 2022

Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts presents We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury Oct. 27 – 31. Performances will be held at the Center for the Arts, Theatre, CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road.

A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century. We Are Proud to Present takes place largely in a rehearsal room that descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors — three black and three white — attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home.

Performance times include:
• 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
• 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Oct. 28 & 29
• 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 (American Sign Language interpreted)
• 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31

CCBC’s production of We Are Proud to Present is directed by CCBC Catonsville theatre coordinator Damon Krometis, with scenic and lighting design by G. Maurice “Moe” Conn, III and costumes by Rowan Talbott. Stage manager is Shakiara Saunders.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 students, seniors, CCBC faculty and staff; and free for currently enrolled CCBC students with ID. CCBC requires masks be worn inside all arts venues. For the most up-to-date information visit ccbcmd.edu/together. Tickets can be purchased at the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787), online at ccbctickets.com or at the door one hour prior to the performances.

[Content warning: We Are Proud to Present deals with mature themes and contains both offensive language and representations of racial bias, including threats of violence. This content is necessary to the author’s intentions, but may be upsetting for some viewers.]

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Tags: Performing Arts, Theatre, Arts, Academic theatre