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Carroll Community College Announces An Adaptation of the Classic A Doll’s House, A Classical Guitar Concert and Interactive Acoustic Guitar Workshop

Westminster, Md., April 14, 2022 — Carroll Community College (Carroll) announces a new adaptation by Joanie Schultz of Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House will open on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in The Theater at the Scott Center. Carroll will also host a free interactive acoustic guitar workshop on April 28 at 6:00 p.m. along with a classical guitar concert on Saturday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m.

“We are so excited to bring these performances to the College, highlighting our commitment to the arts for our students and the community at large,” said Dr. James D. Ball, President, Carroll Community College. 

Playwright Joanie Schultz lives in Chicago and currently serves as Associate Artistic Director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Schultz has directed shows in 30 theatre and opera companies throughout Chicago and other U.S. cities.

Her adaptation of A Doll’s House has been highly praised. “Schultz isn’t trying to cut through the period style of Ibsen’s work—but to let us see past the flowing skirts and high collars, to experience just why and how this play shocked late-19th-century audiences with its blunt realism,” said Jan Farrington,

In her own words, Schultz says that her version of A Doll’s House is “a story that in its universality reveals the truth that gender roles are hurtful to women and men. My hope is that this adaptation resonates with modern audiences because this oppression (of both Nora and Torvald) is a shade of gray, closer to the world we live in now.”

In addition to the show on Thursday, April 28th there are shows on April 29th and 30th at 7:30 p.m. and on May 1st at 2:00 p.m. The Box Office (in the lobby of the Scott Center) opens 30 minutes prior to each performance and tickets are only $5!

In the free workshop, “Classical Guitar for All!”, Troy King will discuss various aspects of classical guitar technique in an interactive setting. Attendees are encouraged to bring their acoustic guitars and participate, no matter what level. The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m.

King will also provide a free concert at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, titled “The Guitar of Spain and Latin America” that will include beloved classical guitar favorites by Tarrega, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, and Torroba, as well as newer works by Jorge Morel and Ernesto Cordero. Join us for an afternoon of the passion and beauty of the classical guitar!

Troy King holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and from the University of Denver. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he teaches classical guitar at Towson University.

Both the acoustic guitar workshop and the classical guitar concert will be held in the College’s PNC Bank Rehearsal Hall located in Room 404 of the T Building.



Carroll Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll) provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. Carroll offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 144,000 students of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at