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On Screen/In Person: Mr. Cao Goes to Washington

Nov 12

On Screen/In Person: Mr. Cao Goes to Washington 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Mr. Cao Goes To Washington follows Representative Joseph Cao through his term in Congress as he navigates the realities of political culture in the South and the partisan power struggles of Washington, D.C. The only Republican to vote for President Obama's Health Care Reform Bill, Cao struggles to keep his idealism in tact while balancing his personal and professional priorities. There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker S. Leo Chiang following the screening.

Free Event


Argentine Tango Classes (Session II)

Nov 11-Dec 16

Argentine Tango Classes (Session II) 

MAC At Monmouth - 6:45 PM

Please join instructor Lee Sager of Tango Pantera for a six week session of Argentine Tango Classes. No partner or experience necessary. Monday evenings at 6:45 for advanced and 8:00 for beginners

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Met Opera: TOSCA

Nov 9

Met Opera: TOSCA 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia. Encore: Sunday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m.


Ani DiFranco

Nov 8

Ani DiFranco 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

After 20 years in the music biz, self-described “Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. Opening the show will be female alternative singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick, and three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam Buddy Wakefield.


The Laramie Project

Nov 7-16

The Laramie Project 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

In 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was murdered near the outskirts of Laramie. The ensuing investigation led to the conclusion that he had been tortured because he was gay. Reaction to the event led members of the Tectonic Theatre Project to conduct hundreds of interviews with inhabitants of Laramie and turn their comments and thoughts, combined with news reports, into a play which has been performed across the nation and was made into a 2002 HBO film.


Fall Poetry Festival

Nov 2

Fall Poetry Festival 

Bey Hall - 9 AM

Monmouth University and the Long Branch Arts Council will co-sponsor an event with keynote presenters Kim Addonizio and Ron Mitchell.

Free Event


TIME CHANGE: National Theatre of London: 50 Years on Stage

Nov 2

TIME CHANGE: National Theatre of London: 50 Years on Stage 

4:50 PM

TIME CHANGE: The National Theatre will be starting at 4:50 p.m., NOT 4:00 p.m. as previously stated. We apologize for any inconvenience. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents a once-in-a-lifetime performance, broadcast to cinemas around the world.


Rosanne Cash

Nov 1

Rosanne Cash 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

For over three decades Rosanne Cash has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, with a remarkable body of work noted for its emotional acuity, rich and resonant imagery, and unsparing honesty.


Met Opera: THE NOSE

Oct 26

Met Opera: THE NOSE 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Encore: Sunday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m.


Bunnicula

Oct 25

Bunnicula 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga! A floppy-eared bunny with mysterious habits is staking out its place in Theatreworks USA’s spine-tingling new musical co-written by Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch and based on the best-selling books by James & Deborah Howe: BUNNICULA!


An Evening with Keller Williams and Jake Shimabukuro

Oct 25

An Evening with Keller Williams and Jake Shimabukuro 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

In this double-header concert ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro is joined by singer, songwriter and musician Keller Williams


On Screen/In Person: Furever

Oct 21

On Screen/In Person: Furever 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

At once disquieting and sympathetic, Furever provides a nuanced look at the actions of grieving pet owners attempting to come to terms with the loss of their pets and confronts America's conflicted attitudes towards death and dying. There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker Amy Finkel following the screening.

Free Event


Met Opera: EUGENE ONEGIN Encore

Oct 20

Met Opera: EUGENE ONEGIN Encore 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance.


Julian Sands (In Person) in A Celebration of Harold Pinter

Oct 18

Julian Sands (In Person) in A Celebration of Harold Pinter 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Special Live Appearance!! With personal anecdotes and reflections drawn from their work together, Julian Sands (24, A Room with a View, The Killing Fields, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Impromptu, Leaving Las Vegas) combines Harold Pinter’s poems and political prose to create a very fresh and intimate insight into the Nobel laureate's literary legacy.


National Theatre of London: Macbeth

Oct 17

National Theatre of London: Macbeth 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, this electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.