The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts is hosting a benefit performance of alumnus Christian Cox’s short, one-act play “Hyena,” produced by M.T. Pockets Theatre. Cox is the Youth Services Librarian for the Fairmont branch of the Marion County Public Library and a graduate of the FSU Communication and Theatre program.
Students and faculty from the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts traveled to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9 to visit The Newseum. The Newseum’s mission is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through exhibits, public programs and education.
Students from the Fairmont State University Theatre Program saw the Pittsburgh Public Theatre’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett on Sunday, Sept. 27.
Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.
Coal is an underlying theme in “Rocket Boys The Musical,” just as it hides underground in the hills of West Virginia. An exhibit called “Black Diamonds” on display at Wallman Hall provides context and history to the story of coal in the Mountain State.
When West Virginia-born Homer Hickam stood in his backyard watching the Soviet satellite Sputnik orbit the Earth, he had no way of knowing it would lead him to a life filled with scientific discovery and artistic expression. Fans of Hickam’s work will be enchanted by the whimsical dramatization of his experiences in the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts production of “Rocket Boys The Musical.”
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