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Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Professor Charles Dumas

A discussion of those notable African-Americans who have played the Bard including Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, James Earl Jones, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Frances Foster, Audra McDonald, & Fran Dorn

Charles Dumas is a professor emeritus from Penn State University.  He is an Emmy Award winning professional actor, director, and writer. He has performed or directed in 10 Shakespeare plays including Othello three times.

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Signature Cocktail

For their Happy Hour, Professor Dumas has recommended a Brandy and Coke.

  • 45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) brandy
  • 90 ml (3 oz.) cola
  • 2 splash of Angostura bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • 2-3 slices green apple
  • 1 cinnamon stick
In the glass, combine brandy, cola and Angostura in a collins glass containing a few ice cubes.

Stir using a cinnamon stick. Garnish with apple slices.