Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


The Center for the Performing Arts will present “A Standing Witness,” a song-cycle set to poetry, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Emmy Award-winning actor Keith David will deliver a dramatic reading of a speech by the legendary 19th-century American abolitionist in “The Frederick Douglass Project.”

An immigrant girl learns to love her new homeland, with a little help from America’s favorite pastime, in “In Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson.” The Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s family-friendly stage performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Singers from Penn State, local high schools and a historically Black university will celebrate the influence and inspiration of human-rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. The event, “A Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” will be at 4 p.m.

“Your depth of community has filled our hearts. Your passion for the arts has made us feel at home. And your dedication to the future (while honoring the past) has filled us with hope,” artist-historian Michael Mwenso said.