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April 8, 2014
"My Heart In A Suitcase" performed at The Centre
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) hosted ArtsPower, one of America's preeminent nonprofit producers and presenters of professional theatre for young and family audiences, during a presentation of "My Heart In A Suitcase" on April 8 at The Centre. The show was part of a series of young people’s programming for the year.

The production features Anne Lehmann and her family, who no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmann’s and all Jews in Germany. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Now Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence.

The result is a gripping and poignant production, a tribute to the strength of the human spirit. ArtsPower hopes to touch the hearts and minds of old and young alike by adapting a survivor's story, and to inspire audiences to read and learn more about the Holocaust by weaving an emotional bond through art.

ArtsPower's mission is to provide young people with the unforgettable opportunity to experience the transporting power of outstanding theatre that entertains, stimulates, and educates; and to enhance "character education" among young people by creating theatre that fosters sound moral development, encourages self-expression, ignites the desire to read, and advances their development as productive members of society.

Visit http://www.halifaxcc.edu/Centre for updates on future shows.

Patrina Caruana
Pictured is Patrina Caruana who portrays Anne in "My Heart In A Suitcase," which was presented by ArtsPower on April 8 at The Centre.
Halifax Community College’s Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239