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Feb. 9: "Incognito" revealed

Michael Fosberg

Penn State Hazleton's Arts and Music Series continues with Michael Fosberg’s autobiographical presentation of “Incognito” (www.incognitotheplay.com) at 8:00 p.m., Tues., Feb. 9, in the Highacres Café, the campus dining facility. The event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

 

For the first 32 years of his life, Michael Fosberg was raised believing he was white. But in 1992, he discovered he was actually black – and had a history, family and ethnicity he’d never before known. He shares the story of his discovery and how it affected him in a one-man show that he has presented in theaters, high schools, colleges and performing arts centers across the United States.

 

Educational yet thought-provoking and humorous, Fosberg’s story is the ultimate tale of self-discovery and includes issues such as race, diversity, family history, divorce, adoption and finding a father.

 

Fosberg’s appearance at Penn State Hazleton comes during African American History Month and will inspire discussions not just on race, but also on inclusion and stereotypes. It particularly speaks to those struggling with identity, family, self-awareness and acceptance.

 

The final installment in the Arts and Music Series will be held at 8 p.m., Tues., March 23, in the Slusser/Bayzick Building and feature the Screaming Orphans (thescreamingorphans.com), a pop-rock band of four Irish sisters who stay true to their roots while drawing on a variety of influences, from Simon and Garfunkel to REM, with a focus on melody-driven songs.

 

For more information on this event or others at Penn State Hazleton, call the Public Information Office at (570) 450-3180.

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