I love movies. To me, there is nothing better than to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch a bunch of actors tell a story. I especially like the older movies that were remakes of the theater production. You could have action, drama, musicals, and comedy – sometimes all in one movie. It is great.
If you love movies as much as I do, you will want to attend the Dinner and a Movie Series at the Center for Lifelong Learning. This season
we will begin our study with A Streetcar Named Desire. This is a classic film that received four Academy Awards and eight other nominations. The program is scheduled on Friday, February 22, beginning at 6:30 pm with a light meal. The film study will begin at
7:00 pm. Register by Wednesday, February 20th, by calling 256-233-8260.
Streetcar is based on the Tennessee Williams play by the same name. Williams a bowl of popcorn and watch a bunch of actors tell a story. I especially earned a Pulitzer Prize in Drama for the play, which was on Broadway from 1947 to 1949. Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden were cast in the Broadway play and later cast in the movie.
Streetcar will be introduced by Dr. Hugh K. Long. Dr. Long is an Assistant Professor of English and Drama, and the Artistic Director of the Athenian Players at Athens State University. He has taught a variety of theatre history, dramatic literature, acting, and stage combat courses at Tufts University, Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Dean College, and Northern Essex Community College. Hugh holds a PhD in Drama from Tufts interests center on the historical application of theatrical violence in early modern English and Spanish Theatre and Per- I love movies. To me, there is nothing better than to curl up with formance Practices. As an actor Hugh has been featured in such films as The Fighter, Bewitched, Joe Dirt, and the TV series Freaks & Geeks, Las Vegas, Arrested Development, and The Closer. He has also worked in Off- Broadway and Regional Theatres in Measure for Measure, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, West Side Story, The Music Man, and Asi Que Pasen Cinco Años.
While Dinner and a Movie is the best date night, you could also try the Community Chorus as an activity to do together. Community Chorus is meeting on Thursday nights from 5:30 to
7:00 pm at Chasteen Hall, Room 105. They will be doing a performance in April. The fee is $30. For a full list of current courses,check out the website – athens.edu/ CLL, or call 256-233-8260.
By: Wanda Campbell