PVCC to Host Historical Interpreter Morgan McCoy in Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House

Charlottesville, Va. – January 30, 2020 – Piedmont Virginia Community College will host actor, author and historical interpreter Morgan McCoy in her one-woman original show, “Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House.” The performance is part of the PVCC 2019-20 Fine Arts and Performance season and will take place on Saturday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building.

“Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House” is a dramatic journey illuminating the contributions, trials and triumphs of African-American women from 1600’s Africa to modern day United States. Portrayals of distinct fictional characters combine with the stories of iconic historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Josephine Baker, Coretta Scott King, Michelle Obama and more to celebrate the achievements of African-American women–despite obstacles that stood in their way.

Recently seen acting the role of Jesse in the box office hit film “Harriet,” McCoy is also the author of three shows that address a wide range of social issues. With a mission to empower, educate and entertain, McCoy uses comedy and drama to connect with audiences through writing and performing live and in film and TV projects.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. General seating tickets are available for purchase online at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts, by calling the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 (major credit cards accepted) or by visiting Greenberry’s Coffee (Barracks Road Shopping Center) or the PVCC Cashier’s Office during normal business hours. Tickets may also be purchased starting two hours prior to the performance at the PVCC Box Office, located in the lobby of the V. Earl Dickinson Building at the south end of College Drive.

For more information, email boxoffice@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5376. View more events in the Fine Arts and Performance season at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.

Media support for this performance is provided by CBS19 News.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College

Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.

 

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