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Drama students to perform ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Students in Del Mar’s first production of the semester have been busy preparing for the show’s Nov. 11 opening.

Brennen Bellows plays Lysander, one of the lovers, in Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“There’s love potions involved; it’s an emotional roller coaster,” Bellows said, “a funny, emotional roller coaster.”

Although “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be Bellow’s first college production, it is not his first overall. Bellows was in plays throughout high school and three just in this last year. Being in a play is “the most fun thing a person can do,” he said.

The show runs Nov. 11, 12, ,17, 18, and 19 at the Finley Theater on Heritage Campus; all shows start at 7:30 p.m.

More information can be found at the Del Mar College website here.

Del Mar to host series of talks for Free Speech Day

The Department of Social Sciences, along with the Department of Communications, Languages and Reading, will mark Free Speech Week with a series of panel discussions on Oct. 20.

The Free Speech Day event, to take place in the Retama Room in the Harvin Center on Heritage Campus, will begin at 9:30 a.m. with keynote speaker Augustin Rivera Jr. Rivera, who serves as Del Mar College’s general counsel, will discuss Campus Speech.

A roundtable discussion on Freedom of the press: A Cornerstone of Democracy” will follow at 11 a.m.

The event concludes with a panel discussion on Protecting Faculty Speech at 12:45 p.m.

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