The Campaign for Maryland Hall: Act III Coming Next!

On October 23, 2018, during a perfect, clear fall evening, Maryland Hall held a Ribbon Cutting Cocktail Reception for supporters of the Campaign for Maryland Hall and other key supporters. Dignitaries representing the state, county, city and school system were also present. It was a tremendous turnout for Maryland Hall, with the event celebrations encompassing an official Ribbon Cutting of the New Production Wing, and the dedications of the Goldstein-Cunitz Center for Film and New Media and the Bowen Theatre.

It was a wonderful occasion to gather together, first on the Main Stage to mark the conclusion of Act II with the completion of the New Production Wing, and later envision Act III of the Campaign for Maryland Hall with the architect in real time.

Guests, including Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan, Speaker of the House Michael Busch, County Executive Steve Schuh, Mayor Gavin Buckley and School Superintendent George Arlotto gathered on the Main Stage first for mingling and remarks before the ribbon cutting allowed all to cross the threshold to the New Production Wing. Many guests then elected to ride the new freight elevator – which earlier held a piano and playing pianist – down to what was the old high school gym, now reinvented as the new home of the Goldstein-Cunitz Center for Film and New Media in the multi-use Bowen Theatre. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres were served while the Rob Levit Trio played. The dedications and a live demonstration of Act III drawings rounded out the evening.

“Today we celebrate being able to offer more Art for All for our region,” Margaret Davis, president and CEO of Maryland Hall said, “With generous private and public support, we can now reach more people with more performances of a wider variety than ever before.”