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Met Opera: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Oct 18

Met Opera: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s.


The Lightning Thief

Oct 17

The Lightning Thief 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles.


Met Opera: MACBETH

Oct 11

Met Opera: MACBETH 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. PLEASE NOTE: This is the same day as HOMECOMING. Please arrive early to secure parking.


GRAMMY Museum Affiliate Launch Celebration

Oct 10

GRAMMY Museum Affiliate Launch Celebration 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 2:30 PM

Monmouth University and the GRAMMY Museum announce an exciting new partnership on Oct. 10 at the Lauren K. Woods Theater.

Free Event


Nine for IX: Venus Vs.

Oct 9

Nine for IX: Venus Vs. 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

A look at Venus Williams' victory off the court in her fight for financial equality in the earnings allocated to men vs. women tennis champions. Nine for IX is a series of documentary films which originally aired on ESPN celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

Free Event


Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights

Oct 7

Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Aquila Theatre brings to life Emily Bronte’s classic story of all-consuming passion with its new production of Wuthering Heights. Bringing its signature style and dynamic approach, Aquila re-imagines one of the most famous love stories ever told with this heart wrenching new production. Aquila Theatre is renowned for its ability to adapt works of classical literature into enthralling and mesmerizing live performances. Impeccable design and a unique physical style combine with a marvelous cast to make Wuthering Heights an exquisite and captivating theatrical experience. Pre-Show Discussion with Cast at 7 pm


Augustana

Oct 4

Augustana 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The band from Southern California (by way of Illinois) makes a rare coastal New Jersey appearance fronted by singer-guitarist-pianist and primary composer Dan Layus; with a revamped lineup, a new record label, and a new leg of tour dates behind their well-received 2014 release, Life Imitating Life. The whispery vocal verses and Coldplay-inspired ivories of the band’s early singles “Boston” and follow-ups “Sweet and Low” and “Hey Now” vaulted to the Top 10 at AAA Radio. Then in 2011, for the band’s self titled album on Epic, Layus had a major surprise with a punchier, more immediate sound that carried melodic currents of Soul Asylum, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak and Bruce Springsteen. Now the new album reconciles the various facets of the Augustana sounds through a succinct rhythmic attack and crisp production — with bright radio-ready anthems like “Ash and Ember” sharing the ride with introspective plaints like “Remember Me,” under the flag of Layus’s unerring pop instincts. Opening the show will be Jim and Sam.


Bystander Intervention: A Key Element in Going from Attitude  to Behavior Change - A Lecture by Dr. John D. Foubert

Oct 2

Bystander Intervention: A Key Element in Going from Attitude to Behavior Change - A Lecture by Dr. John D. Foubert 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

The bystander intervention model is the latest trend in sexual assault awareness. This session will review the research on bystander intervention, the steps of bystander intervention, a model program for men and a model program for women, and outcomes showing the efficacy of both programs.

Free Event


An Evening With Thom Zimny

Sep 23

An Evening With Thom Zimny 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In celebration of Bruce Springsteen’s 65th birthday, Friends of The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection and Monmouth University will host this special evening of films celebrating Bruce Springsteen. Thom Zimny has served as Bruce Springsteen’s film/video archivist and collaborator since 2001.For this unique celebratory evening, Zimny plans to “dig deep” into Bruce Springsteen’s personal, official film/video archives, presenting all of his selections with high-quality visuals and sound on the big screen using Pollak Theatre’s state-of-the-art projection system. Tickets on sale August 28 at 10 AM


Fifty Years of 'Makin’ This Guitar Talk: A Bruce Springsteen Forum

Sep 20

Fifty Years of 'Makin’ This Guitar Talk: A Bruce Springsteen Forum 

Wilson Hall - 9:30 AM

The Friends of Bruce Springsteen and Monmouth University will sponsor a unique Springsteen-themed forum in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s first major steps towards becoming a professional musician. The structure of the forum will be centered around a series of moderated panel discussions on various Springsteen-related topics, allowing the audience to hear from and interact with a variety of authors and scholars. Tickets will be available at the door. Cash Only.


National Theatre of London: Medea

Sep 18

National Theatre of London: Medea 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.


Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos

Sep 16

Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, whose “electrifying prose and unremitting honesty” Kirkus Reviews said, “expertly captures grace within depravity.” Among other places, she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Anderson Cooper Live, CNN, The Atlantic and Tin House online, Guernica, and New York magazine.  Her writing has been published and anthologized widely including in Glamour, Kenyon Review, Post Road, Hunger Mountain, Salon, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education Review.  She has taught writing at Purchase College, The New School, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Utica College, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, among other places, and is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Monmouth University.

Free Event


On Screen in Person: The Hand That Feeds

Sep 9

On Screen in Person: The Hand That Feeds 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez sets out to end abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America's new wage wars. There will also be a post screening Q & A with the filmmaker.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: MAVIS SMITH / THINK AGAIN

Sep 2-Oct 17

Gallery Exhibition: MAVIS SMITH / THINK AGAIN 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Imagining the hidden realities of other people's existences is a continuing theme in the work of Bucks County artist Mavis Smith. Smith, who's works are often done in egg tempera, brings an almost surreal aesthetic to her paintings that further suggests the dislocation of appearances and realities. This exhibition samples a range of Smith's work from years past, as well as several new pieces, including both paintings and works on paper as well as some recent sculptural works incorporating egg shells. Opening Reception: Fri. September 19, from 7 – 9 pm

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Robert Mueller - Selected Works From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection

Sep 2-Oct 17

Gallery Exhibition: Robert Mueller - Selected Works From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Inspired by mathematical models, literary sources, and his own social consciousness, Robert Emmett Mueller, artist, engineer, inventor, author, musician, puppet maker, and general wizard, is on a never-ending search for visual equivalents to his ideas.

Free Event