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Queer Longings: A Performative Lecture on Anna Elizabeth Dickinson's Failed Theatrical Career

Sep 26

Queer Longings: A Performative Lecture on Anna Elizabeth Dickinson's Failed Theatrical Career 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 4:30 PM

In this work in progress, solo performer Elizabeth Whitney explores the career of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson--a provocative abolitionist and suffragist who enjoyed national fame on the lyceum circuit, was shunned by critics as a playwright and actor in late 1800s New York City, and eventually institutionalized. This new project uses Dickinson's championed form of the lecture as performance to look at themes of madness, failure, and obscurity in the life of a queer artist.

Free Event


Dawes

Sep 25

Dawes 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The California-based roots rock band consisting of brothers Taylor Goldsmith and Griffin Goldsmith (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), Wylie Weber (bass), and Alex Casnoff (guitar) was heavily influenced by the gentle, acoustic-based musical trappings and rich vocal harmony of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell), as well as by the shambling, romanticized Americana of The Band.


Springsteen & I

Sep 23

Springsteen & I 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Tickets on sale 9/16. Forty years ago, Bruce Springsteen burst onto the rock scene and changed it forever. His music defines a generation, but behind the songs were remarkable stories about the fans who lived them. Come celebrate Bruce's birthday with this documentary-biographical film directed by Baillie Walsh documenting his life and career through the eyes and insights of his fans throughout the world.


Katie Ford

Sep 19

Katie Ford 

Wilson Hall - 4:30 PM

Katie Ford is the author of Deposition, Colosseum, and the forthcoming Blood Lyrics (Graywolf Press, 2014). Ford is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Prize. Colosseum was named among the “Best Books of 2008” by Publishers Weekly and the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and many other journals. She teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, the novelist Josh Emmons, and their young daughter.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Zaun Lee's My No-Man's Land

Sep 12-Nov 15

Gallery Exhibition: Zaun Lee's My No-Man's Land 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 9 AM

My No-Man's Land, an exhibition by Zaun Lee, highlights the raw senses of emotions. The exhibit depicts a journey into a transitional dynamic of one's own understanding of internal logic of senses in decomposed narratives.

Free Event


On Screen/In Person: Shored Up

Sep 9

On Screen/In Person: Shored Up 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Set in Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Shored Up explores the political conflicts and personal stakes of seaside communities, culminating with the impact of Hurricane Sandy. There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker Ben Kalina following the screening.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Massachusetts

Sep 3-Dec 5

Gallery Exhibition: Massachusetts 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

This exhibition is comprised of nine artists: Steve Smalley, Henry Pinardi, Brenda Atwood Pinardi, John Stevens, Suzanne Howes-Stevens, Candace Walters, Bob Stein, Robert Cumming, and Vincent DiMattio; who all have strong personal ties related to Massachusetts.

Free Event


Selections from the Monmouth University Permanent Collection

Sep 3-Dec 13

Selections from the Monmouth University Permanent Collection 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Selections from the Monmouth University permanent collection featuring works by various artists, including ebony carvings, etchings by Adam Wurtz, and lithographs by Salvadore Dali.

Free Event


Met Opera: IL TROVATORE (Encore)

Aug 9

Met Opera: IL TROVATORE (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

David McVicar’s stirring production of Verdi’s intense drama premiered at the Met in the 2008–09 season. This revival stars four extraordinary singers—Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky—in what might be the composer’s most melodically rich score.


Met Opera: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Encore)

Jul 31

Met Opera: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is presented in a production by director Bartlett Sher


Met Opera: TURANDOT (Encore)

Jul 24

Met Opera: TURANDOT (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Maria Guleghina plays the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who can’t solve her riddles beheaded


Met Opera: LA TRAVIATA (Encore)

Jul 17

Met Opera: LA TRAVIATA (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi’s most beloved heroine in Willy Decker's stunning production, first seen at the Met in 2010. Matthew Polenzani is her lover, Alfredo, and Dimitri Hvorostovsky sings his stern father, Germont. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.


Met Opera: ARMIDA (Encore)

Jul 10

Met Opera: ARMIDA (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Armida is a fanciful and magical tale with “an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element.”


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Jun 27-Jul 21

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time


Darius Rucker - True Believers Tour 2013

Jun 20

Darius Rucker - True Believers Tour 2013 

MAC At Monmouth - 7:30 PM

with Rodney Atkins & Jana Kramer. June 20, 2013 – 7:30pm Showtime. All-ages to enter – Open to the public! On sale Friday, March 1st at noon.