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CCBC presents Airness by Chelsea Marcantel

Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts presents Airness by Chelsea Marcantel October 19 - 23 in the F. Scott Black Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion and finding the airness inside yourself.

Performance times include:

  • 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19
  • 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 (American Sign Language interpreted)
  • 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23
CCBC’s production Airness is directed by CCBC adjunct faculty Brad Norris, with set and lighting design by Terri Raulie, costumes by Jessica Rassp and sound design by Toni Oliver. The production coordinator is Julie Lewis, stage manager is Darian Grade and assistant stage manager is Ryan Carter.

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.

The Arts at CCBC presents Airness as part of its 23-24 season under the theme What’s So Funny? The season is filled with performances that explore and celebrate the shared experiences that make people laugh.

Airness is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., 440 Park Avenue, South New York, NY. 10016,

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For more information, contact:

Lisa Harlow

  • Phone:443.840.4668