The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Department of Language and Literature present the American Shakespeare Center's "Rough, Rude & Boisterous Tour" for a week of Elizabethan lyricism, love and oh-so-bitter woe. Beginning Thursday, March 25, three separate productions will take place - "Romeo & Juliet," "All's Well that Ends Well" and "Knight of the Burning Pestle" - as well as some highly instructive workshops.
The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Sam Spears, and the FSU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman, will present a joint concert on Thursday, March 11.
An exhibit of new works by Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts faculty member Jennifer Boggess will be on display beginning Tuesday, March 9.
Fairmont State University's Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir will perform a concert at the First Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Jackson and Jefferson Streets in downtown Fairmont, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform on the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College main campus in Fairmont at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in Colebank Hall.
Genealogy, ghosts and stories from around the world will come to life at the 2010 Mountain State Storytelling Institute: Story Expeditions, West Virginia and the World at Fairmont State University in March.
The Fairmont State University Masquers theatre group opens the spring 2010 semester with the production of an award-winning contemporary play. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Jane Martin's "Anton in Show Business," winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics Steinberg New Play Award, conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of "putting on a play" at the turn of the century.
Fairmont State University's School of Fine Arts and the Center for Arts Engagement is offering an opportunity for children ages 8 to 13 to create a performance based on West Virginia ghost stories from the unpublished work of Dr. Ruth Ann Musick, author of "The Tale-tell Lilac Bush."
An exhibit of paintings called, "Works by Tracy Stuckey," will be on display in February at Fairmont State University.
Coal dust runs through the veins of the people of North Central West Virginia. Unfortunately, the history of the coal industry also includes tragedy -- Monongah in 1907, Farmington in 1968, Sago in 2006. These dark days are woven into the collective memories of a region.