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Events Sponsored by the UMBC Friends of the Library & Gallery

Upcoming Friends of the Library & Gallery Events:


Saturday, March 28, 2015: Theatre with Dinner

  • The play will be These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich, presented by the UMBC Department of Theatre and directed by Nyalls Hartman.

  • The play is based on actual events at a watch factory in which workers were exposed to radium, and their subsequent struggle to first find a doctor willing to diagnose "radium poisoning," and then to bring a lawsuit against the employer, Radium Dial. This play first premiered at Baltimore's Centerstage Theater in 2008.

  • Scenery will be designed by Michelle Bisbee, Visiting Assistant Professor in Scenic Design.

  • The event will begin at 5 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Library with a wine and soft drink reception. Dinner commenced at 6 p.m., with remarks by director Nils Hartman after dinner at approximately 7 p.m., and the play will be held in the new Performing Arts and Humanities Building, in the Black Box Theatre, at 8 p.m.

  • Tickets were priced at $35 per person.

  • Parking for this event will be provided on the top level of the Walker Avenue Parking Garage at hooded meters. For handicapped parking, spaces are normally available at the foot of Walker Avenue. Special needs regarding parking can be accommodated.

  • Transportation between Library and New Theatre will be provided for those who request it on the registration form.

  • The Friends of the Library & Gallery sponsors Theatre with Dinner events not to raise money (the costs are barely covered by the ticket price) but to provide an enhanced experience of the Theatre production and a good time for all participants.

  • Reservation info:
    • Please use this form for reservations:
      Reservation Form

      Checks payable to "UMBC Foundation," were sent to this address (and received by March 10, 2015):

      Friends Theatre with Dinner
      UMBC Library
      Baltimore, MD 21250


    • Inquiries and last minute reservations: 410-455-2356.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6 p.m.: A Celebration of Writing and Art: the Release of Bartleby 2015

  • A Celebration of Writing and Art: the Release of Bartleby 2015, UMBC's creative arts journal, marking its 35nd year of publishing the best of UMBC students' prose, poetry, and art. The event features readings by the authors of selected poetry and prose in the new issue, and artistic interpretations of their work by students from Visual Arts.
  • A reception, sponsored by the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, will follow the program in the Gallery.
  • This event will be free and open to the public.

  • For more information on Bartleby, see: the Bartleby home page.




Events in Planning: watch this space for news of additional events which are in planning for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.




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