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First Person: Seeing America

Info: Mar 3 • Sat • 8:00pm • Leeward Community College Theatre • Ticket prices range from $10 to $30. • Tickets are available on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique stores, and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office), service charges apply. At the door sales begin 1 hour before performance begins. For more information call 956-8246.

See American history through the eyes of its writers and photographers. Narrated by NPR`s Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation, and actress Lily Knight as they read the words of Langston Hughes, Damon Runyan, John Muir, Frederick Douglass and others who are accompanied by chamber music group Ensemble Galilei. Photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art`s collection are projected behind to tell the story of the nation with scenes from the Civil War, Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, the immigrant experience on the gritty sidewalks of New York and the majesty of Yosemite.

"First Person: Seeing America" will tour the state with performance as follows: March 2 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center (visit http://www.mauiarts.org/), March 3 at Leeward Theatre, March 9 at Kahilu Theatre (visit http://www.kahilutheatre.org/) and March 10 at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center (visit http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu/)

A co-presentation of Leeward Community College Theatre and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College. Part of a Performing Arts Presenters of Hawai‘i tour and the Mānoa Arts and Minds series. Supported by Hawaii Public Radio (http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/kipo-grid), the National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust and Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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