Pulaski Technical College: two year community college in central Arkansas

The Center for Humanities and Arts


For more information contact Debra Wood, Events Coordinator, at dwood@pulaskitech.edu or (501) 812-2715.

October 18, 2016 - Big Rock on the Map: Election! A Lively Discussion of Presidential and State Elections lead by Roby Brock
Big Rock on the Map 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 – CHARTS Theater, Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock. Admission is free.

Just in time for the November elections, Big Rock on the Map presents an election discussion led by Roby Brock, CEO of Talk Business & Politics. Commentators and political figures from the left and right will talk about how they see the various races and ballot initiatives shaping up. It’s sure to be a fun and informative night.

Roby Brock is the CEO of Talk Business & Politics, a 17-year old multi-media news organization reporting on business and politics in Arkansas. Under Brock's direction, content is driven through many channels such as the Talk Business & Politics TV show, which airs Sunday mornings at 9:30 am on KATV Channel 7 and 10 am on KAIT’s NBC affiliate. Brock also moderates radio programs on NPR affiliates statewide and a daily digital newscast at TalkBusiness.net. Additionally, TB&P reports through a subscription magazine, daily e-newsletters and web reports featuring state business profiles, industry developments and current political discussions.

October 19-21, 2016 - At Home at the Zoo
At Home at the Zoo

Pulaski Technical College theater students will present At Home at the Zoo Oct. 19-21 in the Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) Theater on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive.

Show times are as follows:
Wednesday, Oct. 19 - 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20 - 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for students. Doors open half an hour prior to show time, and seating is first-come, first serve.

At Home at the Zoo combines playwright Edward Albee's classic, The Zoo Story (1959), with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The first act, also called Homelife, revolves around the couple’s boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes to Central Park to read a book and meets Jerry. Jerry begins to tell Peter tale after tale, each more lurid than the next. Jerry appears to be completely alone. At one point, he pulls a knife on Peter, but drops it. Albee's brilliantly recombined play demonstrates the essential loneliness of humanity.

The three-member cast includes Tanisha Price (Ann), Mathew Fisher (Jerry), and Clay Terry (Peter) under the direction of PTC theatre instructor Sheila Glasscock. The students also will stage the play as part of the Arkansas State Kennedy Center’s American College Theater preliminary competition taking place Oct. 27-29 at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

The play is for mature audiences due to language and violence.

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October 27-28, 2016 - Fantastically Horrifying Cinema Presented by Shock Till You Drop
Fantastically Horrifying Cinema Presented by Shock 
	Till You Drop 'Tis the season for all the ghouls and goblins and scary creatures of the world to come out and celebrate Halloween! You do not want to miss this annual event held throughout the month of October which focuses solely on horror feature-length and short films.

The festival's 2nd week of feature films shift to the brand new state of the art The Center for Humanities and Arts-CHARTS at Pulaski Tech. Come watch some awesome horror movies days before Halloween in the beautiful new theater!

Thursday, October 27 5 p.m. - Channel Zero, Directed by John Nicol Imagine a world void of people and life as we know it. Yet this world displays evidence of very recent human occupation. The power is still on, buildings still stand - everything is as it was, except everything living has vanished. This is the shocking reality Darlan suddenly finds himself in. His story begins in a bed within an empty hospital. Upon opening his eyes, he remembers nothing, but quickly gleans a few disturbing facts. Darlan is dressed like a criminal and armed with a crowbar. Nearby is a smashed pharmaceutical cabinet... The signs are grim and imply something nefarious - and these are the only facts Darlan has to go on. He knows instinctively that things are wrong, and that his reality has been radically altered. Darlan must try to distinguish fact from fiction one pain-staking step at a time...

6:30 p.m. - Camp Killer, Directed by Shawn Jones The sheriff of a town (JimmyO Burril, [The Chainsaw Sally Show Season Two]) plagued by an unstoppable killer (newcomer James Watkins) meets up with his nemesis one last time as a pair of survivors (Melissa LaMartina [Callgirl of Cthulhu] & April Monique Burril [Chainsaw Sally, The Good Sisters] complicate matters for the worse. Who will be left standing and what will remain of their sanity? Featuring Ari Lehman [First Jason, Friday the 13th]

8 p.m. - The Barn, Directed by Justin M. Seaman Its Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what's left of their final Devil's Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside. Now it's up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within "The Barn".

Friday, October 28 6 p.m. - Peelers The Film, Directed by Sevé Schelenz A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent infected patrons show up on the final closing night and all hell breaks loose.

8 p.m. - Parasites, Directed by Chad Ferrin A group of friends get lost in the seedy streets where they encounter a crazed gang of homeless derelicts that seizes them and one-by-one, horrifically kills all but one man. The surviving man escapes on foot, naked and unarmed, with a pack of depraved transients in pursuit, and only seconds away from capture.

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December 1, 2016 - Big Rock on the Map: An evening with Arkansas actress Natalie Canerday
Big Rock on the Map 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 – CHARTS Theater, Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock. Admission is free.

Big Rock on the Map will spend an evening showing film clips and talking to Canerday about working with famed directors and actors such as Mike Nichols, Billy Bob Thornton, Sally Field and Jake Gyllenhaal, appearances in major motion pictures such as Sling Blade, Walk the Line and October Sky as well as her hundred or so staring turns in plays and musicals.

Natalie Canerday is a native of Russellville and a graduate of Hendrix College. Canerday has appeared in 42 films, from big-budget, box office hits like God’s Not Dead 2, October Sky, Walk the Line, and Biloxi Blues, to no-budget, critically-acclaimed independent films like Sling Blade, One False Move, and Shotgun Stories. For her performance in One False Move, Canerday received a Two-Minute Oscar from Interview Magazine. In 2015, Natalie filmed 3 episodes of Graham Gordy’s Cinemax series Quarry. She has appeared on stage in 100 plays, performing at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre and with Little Rock’s Red Octopus.

Pulaski Technical College
The Center for Humanities and Arts
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118