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National Theatre Live: THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Oct 27

National Theatre Live: THE DEEP BLUE SEA 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbors in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.


TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: BOB DYLAN'S Blonde On Blonde

Oct 25

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: BOB DYLAN'S Blonde On Blonde 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Please note this event has moved to Pollak Theatre! It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss…there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature BOB DYLAN'S Blonde On Blonde. This event is free but registration is required.

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Art Now: Tim Miller:  PERFORMANCE! BODY! SELF!  A performance, lecture & rant

Oct 25

Art Now: Tim Miller: PERFORMANCE! BODY! SELF! A performance, lecture & rant 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Internationally-acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller is known for his charged performances that tackle challenging social issues, including the culture wars, performance of identity, and queer strategies for the future. Miller shares fierce and funny performance excerpts and speaks about how performance can be used to embolden communities and connect people with one another.

Free Event


Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age - Live in HD

Oct 23

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster…


Met Opera: Don Giovanni (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 22

Met Opera: Don Giovanni (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece.


Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Oct 21

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash’s exciting show celebrates her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy winning album, The River & the Thread. The River & the Thread (2014, Blue Note Records) is a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. Rosanne follows her acclaimed Grammy nominated and award winning album The List (2009) with her own poetic survey of places and people of The South on these beautiful and varied songs written with her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband, John Leventhal.


On Screen/in Person:

Oct 17

On Screen/in Person: " You Belong to Me 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

On August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, an African-American woman, shot and killed the prominent white doctor and State Senator-elect C. L. Adams in Live Oak, Florida. Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South unveils hidden practices, exposing the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examining the long road to healing. There will be a post screening Q&A with the producer Jude Hagin.

Free Event


BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour!

Oct 15

BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour! 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale 4/29 for Center for the Arts donors; 5/4 for general public. The Prince of Spanish Guitar, BENISE is ‘Bennissimo!’ in this special 10 year anniversary production called “Strings of Passion”. Armed with his fiery Spanish Guitar, a stage full of musicians, and an international dance troupe, BENISE takes us on a musical journey through Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Waltz and Tango, fused with classic rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Santana and The Eagles…to name a few. Go center stage with BENISE in this amazing production that takes your audiences to Spain, China, Paris, Egypt, India, Cuba, Italy, Dubai, the Heartland of America…and more: the Theatrical World Music and Dance Spectacle that has been called “The Latin Riverdance”.


Jerry Zolten: We Were What We Laughed At! An American Cultural History through the Art of Stand-Up Comedy

Oct 13

Jerry Zolten: We Were What We Laughed At! An American Cultural History through the Art of Stand-Up Comedy 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

Jerry Zolten, educator, author, musician, roots music historian and producer, also counts among his credits a stint as a stand-up comic. He will give a presentation on the history of stand up comedy that is richly illustrated with rare video performance clips. The talk will explore comedy as it relates to issues including ethnic stereotyping, freedom of speech, social injustice, and race and gender disparity.

Free Event


Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 8

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 12 PM

Tickets on sale July 20. The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance.


The Lightning Thief

Oct 7

The Lightning Thief 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Tickets on sale July 1. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Recommended for grades 2-6.


Art Now Visiting Artist Sheryl Oring: I WISH TO SAY

Oct 6

Art Now Visiting Artist Sheryl Oring: I WISH TO SAY 

Magill Commons - 11:30 AM

After typing more than 2,500 postcards to the President from dozens of campuses and other locations around the country, Sheryl Oring’s Activating Democracy: The I Wish to Say Project is due out in Fall 2016 from Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press.

Free Event


Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing

Oct 6

Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Shakespeare’s great comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, highlights Aquila Theatre’s 25th anniversary season. Spying, subterfuge, deception, false identities, slander, manipulation and love all take part in this wonderfully entertaining battle of the sexes. Much Ado About Nothing, thought to have been written in 1598, belongs to a group of Shakespeare’s more mature romantic comedies. It is an exuberant, philosophical, and festive play excelling in combative wit, melodrama, and potential tragedy. There will be a preshow talk at 6:00 PM with the cast the day of show.


CSNsongs

Oct 1

CSNsongs "Celebrating The Music Of Crosby Stills Nash & Young 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

CSNsongs is more than a tribute band. It is a group of seven New Jersey based musicians that create a full production show paying homage to the folk/rock group that changed music in the 1960s and '70s." All of "Crosby Stills Nash & Young's" compositions are highly respected by "CSNsongs" and are reproduced perfectly as they were originally written, recorded and performed throughout Crosby Stills Nash & Young's musical legacy. The iconic group’s music was born at the famous Woodstock Music Festival when Crosby, Stills and Nash hit the stage and changed the face of folk/rock music forever. Their music continued throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and is still popular and relevant today. CSN Songs helps audiences relive such special musical moments as Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Ohio, Love the One You’re With, Just a Song Before I Go, and Southern Man.


Resonance Collective Dance Performance

Sep 30

Resonance Collective Dance Performance 

Wilson Hall - 12 PM

Erlanger Gardens will come to life with a site-specific performance event invoking the wonder and desire of nature through a visceral landscape of moving bodies and sound. Monmouth University has united visual artist Lucy Kalian, whose work is being shown this semester in the Pollak Gallery and The Resonance Collective; a collaborative interdisciplinary dance and vocal ensemble, bringing our environment to life through stunning imagery and virtuosic physicality. The Erlanger Garden performance will begin at 12:00PM and will feature an original dance and electronic/live vocal piece. This is the beginning of a day-long event culminating in the Pollak Gallery opening of Lucy’s Swells and Soundings exhibit at 6:30PM. Within her exhibit, Lucy explores the tidal forces at work where land and water meet. This exhibit is cosponsored by the Urban Coast Institute.

Free Event