Chesapeake Arts Center to honor founder, former Delegate Joan Cadden

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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11x17GiverHamlet_NPPoster_CMYK_Draft1The Chesapeake Arts Center is proud to present the National Players performance of “The Giver “and “Hamlet” on Saturday, October 1, 2016 in the Hammonds Lane Theatre located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. The Giver will be held at 10:30am, and Hamlet will be at 8pm. Chesapeake Arts Center will also be hosting a special VIP reception honoring CAC founder Joan Cadden at 5:30pm before the performance of Hamlet. General tickets are $10 and the VIP reception including drinks, appetizers, fight call and performance is $50. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 410-636-6597 or online at

You won’t want to miss this pre-event reception! Get an insider’s view of Hamlet by watching the National Players rehearse stage combat scenes in a “fight call” and join the CAC for a special tribute to Joan Cadden, whose fierce advocacy led to the creation of the Chesapeake Arts Center, the only major cultural institution in Northern Anne Arundel County.

The Giver explores a “utopian” future of sameness, where young Jonas inherits an unusual career: to receive and keep the memories of his community’s past. Throughout lessons with his elder predecessor, The Giver teaches Jonas of love, war, and all of life’s unknown joys and pains. As his oppressive world continues unchanged, Jonas must decide whether to keep these new secrets or upend his community. This modern classic explores the risks and rewards of a full life.

In Hamlet, the prince of Denmark returns home from school to find his family life in ruins—his father dead, his mother remarried, and his uncle (now step-father) ruling the country. When his father’s ghost appears with dire announcements, Hamlet struggles to redefine his life and find his way forward. Jason King Jones, Artistic Director of National Players directs his ninth production for the company with Hamlet.

This performance is supported in part by a grant the Chesapeake Arts Center received from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland’s arts sector, visit”

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