Wings of Courage

MARIETTA, OH (Oct. 4, 2017)— The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College (WSCC) in collaboration with the Washington State Foundation and the Schwendeman Agency, Inc. announce the upcoming family-friendly performance of “Wings of Courage” performed by Mad River Works.

The play will be presented on Saturday, October 14, at 7:30 pm., in Graham Auditorium located in the Arts & Sciences building on the campus of WSCC. Admission to the performance is free, but please be mindful that seating is limited.

“Wings of Courage” is an original play with music by Mad River Theater Works based on the life of Eugene Bullard, the first African-American combat pilot and adventurer. Bullard’s story would be unbelievable if it were not all true. He was a professional boxer and a World War I flying ace. He was also a jazz musician and a spy.

Using storytelling, music, and drama, “Wings of Courage” shows how Bullard’s determination and perseverance helped him to overcome discrimination throughout his remarkable life. It is an uplifting tale of vision and hope that deserves to be known by every American.

The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series was established in 1998 to bring free and low-cost educational, cultural and entertainment programming to the community. Events are made possible in part by financial gifts to the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Fund at the Washington State Community College Foundation. More information about the Series and the current season is available online at wscc.edu/community/evergreen-arts-humanities.

The Washington State Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation administered by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders and institutional representatives. Gifts made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are used exclusively to support the College’s mission, its programs, and its students.

To support the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series, WSCC programs, and scholarships for WSCC students, please contact WSCC Foundation Executive Director Anna Rittenhouse at740.568.1940 or at arittenhouse1@wscc.edu. To see the Foundation’s annual report and learn more about its activities, visit wscc.edu/community/foundation.

For more than 45 years, Washington State Community College has provided residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley the opportunity to realize dreams, to enhance skills, and to broaden understanding. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student looking to move your life in a new direction, Washington State has the classes to suit your needs. For more information about Washington State Community College, visit www.wscc.edu or call 740.374.8716.