Below is a listing of upcoming events scheduled for ECU's Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. These events take place inside the beautiful Ataloa Theatre in the heart of the HBFFAC. Tickets may be purchased online here.


"Homegrown: Comedy with Jen Kober"

March 5, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

Part stand-up comedian and part storyteller (with a dash of rock and roll), Jen Kober is known for her uniquely musical, uproarious live performances, along with her work in TV comedies like Curb Your EnthusiasmThe Middle, and Anger Management. Always the entertainer, Jen began her comedy career as a child, performing made-up skits for her friends and family. In adulthood, her stage career blossomed through original, food-related song parody performance. In 2016, Jen won NPR’s Snap Judgement Comedic Performance of the Year award for her Girl Scout Cookie story, which went viral upon its release earlier that year. In her live shows, Jen captures her audience’s attention in a phenomenally funny, multifaceted performance. Contains adult content. 

"25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Feb. 13, 14 & 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m. 
Ataloa Theatre
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-unaffirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

"The Laramie Project"

April 16, 17 & 18, 2020
Herman Chalmers Theatre
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

In October 1998, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating.

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Dr. Brad Jessop
School of Fine Arts Director

Lauren Hathcoat
Facility Coordinator
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Ms. Carly Conklin
Front of House Manager

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