Children’s show, two-man play featured at Tinnin Center in January

Dec 09, 2015

The Tinnin Fine Arts Center at Three Rivers College will open 2016 with the first children’s show of the 2015-16 Patrons of the Arts season, as well as a special two-man production from Center Stage.

“We’re kicking off the new year with two really powerful shows at the Tinnin Center,” said Tim Thompson, Director of the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. “’Goodbye Marianne’ has the raw emotion of any Holocaust story, and ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ is a classic heartstring puller. I think these are two of the most affecting shows we’ve ever done at the Tinnin Center.”

The Tinnin Fine Arts Center schedule for January 2016 will include the following performances. All shows are held in the Tinnin Center unless otherwise specified.

“Tuesdays With Morrie,” Jan. 14-16, 7 p.m.; Jan. 17, 2 p.m. In this stage version of Mitch Albom’s best-selling book, a simple visit between a journalist and his old college professor turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life and death. “Tuesdays with Morrie” will be presented as a special two-man show featuring Tinnin Center Director Tim Thompson and local theatre veteran Mike Malone. Tickets are $10, $5 with a TRC ID. Seating is limited.

“Northeast Arkansas Delta Landscape,” paintings by Norwood Creech, January 29 – February 19, Tinnin Gallery; artist lecture at noon January 29 in Room 108 of B Building. Creech is a visual artist whose work depicts the agricultural flatlands of Northeast Arkansas’ delta, where she resides. Her paintings focus on the area’s rural landscape of diminishing population that carries with it tales of the Old South.

Goodbye Marianne, January 31, 2 p.m. In 1938 Berlin, young Marianne Kohn arrives at school to find that Jewish students are no longer permitted, and her life begins to change in frightening ways. Based on the author’s childhood experiences in Nazi Germany, “Goodbye Marianne” is a stirring account of loss and love, and one girl’s bravery in the face of a changing world. This children’s series show is performed by the Imaginary Theatre Company of St. Louis. Also performed in select school venues. Tickets are $5.

For more information on all the fine arts offerings at the Tinnin Center, visit Tickets for all Patrons of the Arts performances are available online at, at the Financial Services office, and at the door. Center Stage tickets are available at the Financial Services office and at the door.

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