News Release________________________________________Media Contact: Heather StoneHCC Office of Public Relations & Marketinghstone@howardcc.edu443-518-3133 (office)443-896-6644 (cell)Related Links: HCC WebsiteArts CollectiveArts Collective and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society Present Mystery Reading Series Three Whodunit Play Readings at Howard Community College January 2527 Columbia, MD Three separate and distinctly directed whodunit mystery plays will be presented as staged readings at Howard Community College (HCC) from January 2527, 2019. Audiences are invited to unravel all three thrilling mysteriesClassic, Clue, and The Real Inspector Houndwhich will be given passionate voice by a talented collective of HCC students, staff, faculty, and guest artists. Each reading will be followed by post-reading discussions with the cast, directors, and special guests, with complimentary refreshments. This reading series will take place in the Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the colleges Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA), and is presented by HCCs Arts Collective and the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). Performances are recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under the age of 10 will not be admitted.Tickets are $10 per show, with a special rate of $25 for all three. For tickets, visit howardcc.edu/mysteryreadingseries or call 443-518-1500. The box office opens 90 minutes prior to each show time and Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. SCHEDULE AND CASTFriday, January 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ClassicAn original play featuring: Danny Bertaux, Bruce Leipold, Michael Makar, Emma McDonnell, Allie Press, Sarah Robinson, Yumiko Siegfried, Chris Sisson, Tim Wolf Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ClueBased on the motion picture and board game, featuring: Rachel Adams, Jamie Barrios, Karen Eske, Dana Fleischer, Celine Jones-Cameron, Kelli Jones, Julie Jones, Stephanie May, Kathryn Marshall, Emma McDonnell, Apryl Motley, Judy TempletonSunday, January 27, 2019, 2 p.m. The Real Inspector HoundFeaturing: Gary Grabau, Mayumi B. Griffie, Emily Groves, Susan Thornton Hobby, Stephen Horvath, Daniel Johnston, Valerie Lash, Chip Mortimer, Melissa Paper-GartoffARTISTIC TEAMClassic Written and Directed by: Daniel JohnstonClue Adapted by: Hunter Foster, Jonathan Lynn, Eric Price, Sandy RustinClue Directed by: S.G. KramerThe Real Inspector Hound Written by: Tom StoppardThe Real Inspector Hound: Directed by: Tara HartStage Manager: Chania HudsonAssistant Stage Manager: Cat WhittekerPHOTO CREDITSPhotographer: Bruce Press-mrs1: Classic with Michael Makar, Bruce Leipold, Yumiko Siegfried-mrs2: Clue with Judy Templeton, Julie Jones-mrs3: The Real Inspector Hound with Mayumi B. Griffie, Chip MortimerAbout HCCs Arts CollectiveHoward Community College's critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over two decades, Arts Collective has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage: from the newly devised to the classics and all in between. Arts Collectives positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility. About The Howard County Poetry and Literature SocietyHoCoPoLitSo is a community not-for-profit literary arts organization committed to cultivating appreciation for high-quality contemporary poetry and literature and celebrating culturally diverse literary heritages. As an HCC community-partner-in-residence, HoCoPoLitSo looks forward to supporting the emergence of new voices with HCCs Arts Collective for a fourth consecutive season.# # # About HCCSince 1970, Howard Community College (HCC) has been a preferred college choice for students and families in Howard County, Maryland. A public community college, HCC offers associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training and continuing education classes, to nearly 30,000 credit and noncredit students each year. Among HCCs honors is being named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 10 consecutive years.