Pierce College Theater will present its first 10-Minute Play Festival at 7 p.m. May 16-17 and 23-24. The show is also scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 21 and 22. The genre is akin to a 50-yard dash or speed chess with enormous bursts of energy in each of eight short plays. Tickets are $7 general admission and $2 for seniors, military and students with ID. For reservations, call (253) 964-6710.
The college is located at 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood.
Theatre instructor Patrick Daugherty directs as the actors present eight short plays by Pierce College student authors from winter quarter classes of Sharon Russell.
Guest designer is Bobby Brooks.
Torn almost daily between loyalty to the Partys ideals and affection for individuals, Anchee Min lived the tumultuous life of a youngster in Maos Cultural Revolution. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, Min will share her story at Pierce College Puyallup. Admission is $12 ($8 Pierce students). A question-and-answer session, book signing and reception will follow in room L244 of the Brouillet Library/Science Building, Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. S.E.
The event is sponsored by Puyallup Student Programs. For tickets or information, call (253) 840-8416 or stop by Gaspard Administration Building room A120.
Min recounted her tale in elegantly simple language in her memoir, Red Azalea, which has been compared to The Diary of Anne Frank in its honesty. Min immigrated to the United States in 1984, not knowing a word of English. She learned the language from watching Sesame Street and now is working on her fifth English book, a novel to be released this year (2003) entitled The Last Empress. A movie based on her memoir Red Azalea is in production with independent film maker Whit Stillman.
Poetry has become the expression of choice for many young artists, blending performance with language in stylistic allusion to hip-hop. Def Poetry Jam was founded to promote the art form and the Pierce Presents series is hosting a touring poetic posse at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. Advance tickets are $15 general/$13 Pierce students. Tickets at the door will be $17/$15 respectively. For information or tickets, call (253) 964-6283. The college is located at 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood.
Adults with at least 20 natural teeth in need of cleaning are encouraged to come for an initial screening by Pierce College dental hygiene students. Patients are needed for supervised students to treat in preparation for June examinations. Emergency cases cannot be taken. The clinic is located on Level 1 of the Cascade building at the Fort Steilacoom college, 9401 Farwest Dr. SW in Lakewood. Call (253) 964-6694 for an appointment or more information.
At their first appointment, patients will undergo an assessment that will include a health history. To determine if the patient is a candidate to be a teaching case, x-rays may be taken at this initial appointment for which there is a fee. It is a teaching situation so appointments may take two hours and the students work is closely monitored by instructors. Those with conditions beyond the abilities of the students and staff will be referred to other community dental care resources.
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