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New Subscriptions on Sale Aug. 19 for 2020-21 Guilford College Bryan Series

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GREENSBORO, NC (August 14, 2020) — New subscriptions for the 2020-21 Guilford College Bryan Series are on sale beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19, at

Subscriptions include tickets for three new speaker events planned at the Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts beginning in January and online access to three virtual speaker programs this fall and two events rescheduled from last season to 2021.

Tanger Center events with Ian Bremmer, Paul Nicklen and Theresa May, virtual programs with Harrison Hickman, Dr. Peniel Joseph and John Avlon, Margaret Hoover and Mark Updegrove are available to new subscription purchasers. Rescheduled events featuring Sally Field and Colson Whitehead are also included in the new subscription package on a live-streamed basis.

All Tanger Center programs in the 2020-21 Bryan Series will be available on a livestreamed basis to new and renewed subscribers and single-event ticket holders, should a patron not attend in person due to concerns related to the pandemic or government or restrictions on large public gatherings.

Subscriptions are priced according to Tanger Center seating section, $277 for Orchestra, $253 for Grand Tier and $233 for Loge. Securing good seating in the new Center for future series events is a subscription benefit.

A pre-election presentation by Harrison Hickman opens the season Sept. 17. He is a national political consultant and pollster, a Guilford College trustee and graduate of the College.

Dr. Peniel Joseph, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will speak on his book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Oct. 20.

CNN political analyst John Avlon and "Firing Line" host Margaret Hoover, joined by presidential historian Mark Updegrove, will provide post-election analysis in a Nov, 12 program.

Ian Bremmer, a global politics and business expert, speaks Jan. 14 on the United States’ leadership role in the world.

Sally Field, a two-time Academy Award winning actress, speaks Feb. 2 on her life and career. Her memoir, In Pieces, was released in 2018.

Paul Nicklen, a National Geographic photographer, will share stories and photos of his arctic adventures Feb. 16. 

Theresa May, a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, will speak on global leadership in challenging times on March 18.

Colson Whitehead will speak on his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels, The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, April 12.

More information about the upcoming season is at