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Theatre Students Give Dramatic Readings From Dreamland

Theatre students will present two dramatic readings focusing on the college’s Interdisciplinary Read selection “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” a nonfiction work by Sam Quinones October 3 and 5.


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The first reading will be held Wednesday, October 3, at noon in the East Wing Auditorium on the college’s main campus in Hickory. Another reading will be held Friday, October 5, at 11 a.m. in the college’s Black Box Theatre located on the college’s East Campus.

The rise of the opioid epidemic in our country and other primary themes of the work will be explored in meaningful and poignant excerpts chosen by the theatre students. The readings will bring to life voices of individuals Quinones interviewed. In his award winning account, Quinones describes how over-prescribed pain medication, big pharma, and the influx of Mexican black tar heroin have contributed to the opioid epidemic in the United States.

During the college’s year-long examination of “Dreamland,” students from various core disciplines are challenged to consider themselves as part of a larger community and society. The annual book read also highlights diversity through critical thinking, study and research. The public is invited to attend all presentations.

Individuals with a disability needing accommodations should contact CVCC’s Counselor for Students with Disabilities at least 72 hours in advance to allow time to arrange the services at 828-327-7000, ext. 4222, or


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