Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Andrea Hariston and Pan Morigan on Campus
Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28, special guests Andrea Hairston and Pan Morigan visited Peru State College.
I posted photographs from their two-day visit.
Andrea Hairston is the former chair of the Theater Department at Smith College, where she also serves as the director of the Chrysalis Theater.
An accomplished playwright and scholar, Andrea also writes speculative fiction, and her most recent publication is Redwood and Wildfire. To learn a bit about this exciting novel, watch this video about the novel's genesis.
Andrea's good friend, colleague, and wonderful and award-winning singer-musician Pan Morigan also performed at the college, and both experienced Nebraska for the first time.
To experience a sampling of Pan's music and voice, just watch and listen to Peach. Pan also serves as the musical director for the Chrysalis Theater. Her latest CD is Wild Blue (Listen to a couple compositions)
On Thursday at 9:30 in the CAAPS Conference Room, Andrea Hairston read from her latest novel, Redwood and Wildfire, and talked with students in an event sponsored by the PSC Creative Writing Series.
You can enjoy video from this presentation in two parts: Part One and Part Two.
And at 2:00 that afternoon in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, Pan Morigan gave a wonderful recital sponsored by Alpha Chi.
The World Music Class attended this exciting session. And you can enjoy parts of Pan's performance on You Tube: Part One and Part Two.
On Friday at 11:00 in an event sponsored by College 101, Andrea and Pan offered in the Fine Arts Recital Hall a dramatic and musical reading of sections from Redwood and Wildfire that held us all spellbound.
To experience something of the fun, take the time to watch selections from this riveting performance on You Tube, so give Part One and Part Two your attention.
Andrea and Pan enjoyed their time here in the Midwest, their first visit.
I took them to Spring Creek Prairie to enjoy the wonderful grass and to Indian Cave State Park for the beautiful fall colors.
And we also ate catfish and carp at the White Horse Grill in Johnson.
They both want to return, and we at Peru State College will be most pleased to host these talented performers.