Highlights from the 2008 - 09 Season of Events
November 4-5, 2008 at 8:00 PM
A Music/Theater Event by Ellen McLaughlin and Sarah Kirkland Snider
Award-winning actor and playwright Ellen McLaughlin and composer Sarah Kirkland Snider bring their one-woman music/theater piece Penelope to Taplin Auditorium on November 4 - 5, 2008.
Lisa Rothe will direct the performance. The string quartet includes Olivia De Prato and Amie Weiss on violin, Beth Meyers on viola and Lauren Radnofsky on cello.
Director Rothe has collaborated with McLaughlin on several plays, including the premiere of Mermaid at Blue Heron Arts Center and has directed at Epic Theatre Center, The Women's Project, EST and all over the country.
February 19, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Fabrik: The Legend of M. Rabinowitz
A Wakka Wakka Production led by Gabrielle Brechner, Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock. “Fabrik” explores the real life of Moritz Rabinowitz, a Polish Jew who immigrated to Norway at the turn of the last century in order to escape pogroms and persecution, and to build a future for himself. (Puppet show with mature themes)
April 4, 2009 at 8:00 PM, Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center
Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group
Artistic Director and performer Reggie Wilson, hailed by New York Times dance critic Claudia LaRocco as "One of this country's most talented choreographers," founded his Brooklyn-based company, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, in 1989. The company blends contemporary dance with African traditions creating brilliant new performances from the rich spiritual traditions of the African Diaspora. Wilson draws from the movement languages of the blues, slave and worship cultures to create what he calls “post-African/Neo HooDoo Modern dances.” His work has been presented nationally and internationally. For tickets please call University Ticketing at 609.258.9220 or the Berlind Box Office at 609.258.2787.
April 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM, Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center
Odds and Sods
An Evening of Story and Song Starring
Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Assassins and The Who’s Tommy) discusses his recent work with Michael Cadden, Director, Program in Theater and Dance. Free and open to the public.
April 27-28, 2009, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
John Ashbery, Tina Chang, Lucille Clifton, Michael Dickman, Durs Grünbein, Matthea Harvey, Seamus Heaney, Michael Hofmann, Troy Jollimore, Galway Kinnell, Naomi Shihab Nye, Gerald Stern, Sally Van Doren, Ellen Doré Watson and Kevin Young. Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
May 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM, James M. Stewart '32 Theater
Content and Discontent: '24'
Howard Gordon '84, Executive Producer of the landmark television series ‘24’, discusses the impact of popular culture on public policy with Professor Paul Muldoon, Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public.