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Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City

Virtual

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and special guests each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City. #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile comes the true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and the cunning serial killer who used the magic and majesty of the fair to lure his victims to their death.

Free and open to the public, registration required.

Nye

Pollak Theatre

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state. From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the National Health Service, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence over the UK without ever being Prime Minister. Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Childhood and Youth in Modern China (Credit Hours for History Teachers)

Guggenheim Memorial Library, Room #101 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ, United States

Presented by Melissa Brzycki, Ph.D. This two-hour session will look at norms and expectations for children and youth in 20th-century China, including changes to the educational system. We will look […]

Elvis Costello’s Imperial Bedroom

Woods Theatre/Virtual 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ, United States

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. This event will feature Elvis Costello’s Imperial Bedroom

Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

Virtual

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and special guests each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. In the hauntingly beautiful pages of The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath takes us on a gripping journey into the fragile psyche of Esther Greenwood. Set against the backdrop of 1950s America, this semiautobiographical novel explores the stifling expectations placed upon women and the suffocating grasp of societal norms.

Free and open to the public, registration is required

Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Pollak Theatre

On October 5, an ensemble of leading lights take the stage for Offenbach’s fantastical final work, headlined by tenor Benjamin Bernheim in the title role of the tormented poet. Hoffmann’s trio of lovers are sung by soprano Erin Morley as the mechanical doll Olympia, soprano Pretty Yende as the plagued diva Antonia, and mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine as the Venetian seductress Giulietta. Marco Armiliato conducts Bartlett Sher’s evocative production, which also features bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Four Villains and mezzo-soprano Vasilisa Berzhanskaya in an important company debut as Hoffmann’s friend Nicklausse. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

$23 (general public); $21 (seniors), $10 (child) and $5 (Monmouth U. Students)