Ripple Effect of 9/11 Inspires MCCC Performance Project


THEATER AND DANCE: Angelina Hawke of Yardville, Pa., Timika Younger of Ewing, and Hakim Hachicha of Lawrenceville will seem in “The 9/11 Memorial Efficiency Undertaking” on the Studio Theatre at Mercer County Neighborhood School. (Photograph courtesy of MCCC)

Tales from 9/11 survivors and witnesses come to life in “The 9/11 Memorial Efficiency Undertaking,” to be carried out by the Mercer County Neighborhood School (MCCC) Tutorial Theatre & Dance Firm on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. This particular theatrical dance efficiency will likely be introduced in MCCC’s Black Field Studio Theatre, CM 122, positioned subsequent to Kelsey Theatre on the faculty’s West Windsor Campus at 1200 Outdated Trenton Highway.

MCCC’s Dance and Theatre Coordinator, Jody Gazenbeek-Individual, created the efficiency with help from Co-Administrators LouJ Stalsworth and Daniel Spalluto, together with college students who performed personal interviews with people who have been personally affected by what occurred on September 11, 2001. The efficiency gives a perspective on the variety of lives that have been touched in so many alternative methods as a result of ripple impact of the occasions surrounding the World Commerce Heart in New York Metropolis, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a area in Shanksville, Pa.

The occasion, combining dance, appearing and music, will likely be carried out on two nights.

Gazenbeek-Individual described how the challenge got here to fruition final fall. “After strolling the halls of the faculty and listening to totally different stories on the information, I spotted that college students had no palpable context for the occasions that occurred that day in 2001,” he stated. “Historical past has ramifications which might be felt by those that skilled it, and there may be nice knowledge to be handed on from an older era to a youthful era. I believe that any viewers member who finds their technique to our efficiency could hear a narrative just like theirs — possibly even heal a few of the trauma they nonetheless is perhaps experiencing.”

The present takes half in three scenes with out intermission.

Tickets $15-$19. Go to or name (609) 570-3333. Ticket purchases cowl each a livestreamed and in-person occasion.

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