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Concert launches new arts series, Sept. 23

A Sunday, Sept. 23, concert featuring the music of acclaimed composer Michael Friedman, a visiting fellow at Princeton, will kick off the new Center Stage program, a series of lectures, readings and performances by notable artists sponsored by the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.

"Gone Missing: The Concert Version" will be performed at 8 p.m. in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. Musicians from the New York theater troupe the Civilians will present selections by Friedman from "Gone Missing," a musical documentary currently running on Broadway.

Friedman is a founding associate artist of the Civilians and has been the composer and lyricist for its productions "[I Am] Nobody’s Lunch," "Canard, Canard, Goose?" and "This Beautiful City." His music also has been heard in dozens of national and international venues, including the New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, the Roundabout Theatre Company, London's Soho and Gate theaters and the Edinburgh Festival. Friedman is also an artistic associate at New York Theatre Workshop and the recipient of a MacDowell fellowship and an Obie Award.

Friedman is at Princeton as one of three Hodder Fellows sponsored by the creative arts center. Hodder Fellows are humanists of exceptional promise who spend a year in Princeton teaching a course and pursuing independent projects.

Admission to "Gone Missing: The Concert Version" is free, but tickets are required. They can be obtained by calling University Ticketing at (609) 258-9220 or visiting the Frist Campus Center ticket office from noon to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Tickets also may be available at the Matthews Acting Studio box office a half-hour prior to the performance.

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