Coming Up!
  April 2014 
 
Highlights

  
Department of Theatre and Dance Presents:
Danceworks 2014
 
April 3 and 4 • 7:30 p.m.
April 5 • 2  p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 6 • 2 p.m.
 
Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $15

Minding the Dance, this year’s defining theme, continues the thought-provoking MSU repertory tradition through 2013-'14. The renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company returns once again to the MSU stage with the crystalline Mozart homage, Spent Days Out Yonder.  Doug Varone presents his cool and quirky Strict Love, set to a 1970s AM radio score. The interactive set and video installation for Nancy Lushington’s Spatial Dialogues create a constantly shifting environment challenging the dancers to respond.
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April 10, 11, and 14-16 • 7:30 p.m.
April 12 • 8 p.m.
April 13 • 2 p.m.

By Will Eno
Directed by Debbie Saivetz
  
L. Howard Fox Studio Theater

Tickets: $15
 
Winner of the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play of 2010, Middletown is a deeply moving and funny new play that explores the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and compelling ways. A powerful and poignant meditation on birth, death and points between.


 
Peak Performances Presents:
Orlando from Cryptic
 
April 10 and 11 • 7:30 p.m.
April 12 • 8 p.m.

April 13 • 3 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $20*
 
Free pre-show Sneak Peek Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m. 
Directed by Cathie Boyd
Text by Virginia Woolf, Adapted by Darryl Pinckney
Original Score Composed by Craig Armstrong and Antye Greie (aka AGF)

 
A transformative evening of theater, Orlando opens with the hero as a young man in Elizabethan England, and follows his transformations of fortune, love and even gender in this multi-faceted, century-spanning quest for "life and a lover." A sensuous epic of self-discovery, Virginia Woolf’s novel has been described as the most charming love letter in literature, relishing an era where opulence and hedonism were savored.
 
Cryptic is supported by Creative Scotland. (Download the Cryptic app for free at the itunes store.)
 
Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates
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Film Forum Speaker Series Presents:

April 8 • 7-9:30 p.m.
University Hall - Room 1040
Open to the Public, Admission Free
 
Rob Kuhn's 2013 feature documentary, Birth of the Living Dead, explains how GeorgeA. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla-style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark. Not only does Night of the Living Dead offer one of the most realistic horror films ever, but it also, serendipitously, offers a profound insight into how American society worked at a singular time in its history.Kuhn's documentary goes beyond a tribute to Romero's work to explore a critical moment in the American experience and the notion that horror acts as a reflection of national anxiety. 
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All College Events  - Monthly Calendar
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Events for Prospective Students
April 4: Dance Day
April 4:
Communication and Media Day
Campus Visits: Undergraduate l Graduate
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George Segal Gallery -
Web page
To April 19:
"Jersey Women Artists Now: Contemporary Visions"

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John J. Cali School of Music -
Web page
All faculty, student and guest artists' performances.
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Dept. of Theatre and Dance - Web page
April 3-6:
Danceworks 2014
April 10-16:
Middletown
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School of Communication and Media -
Web page
Film Forum...
April 1:
Grahame Weinbren-Media Artist, Filmmaker
April 8: Rob Kuhn-Filmmaker
April 22:
Skip Lievsay-Sound Designer/Mixer
April 29:
Webseries Panel
Film Forum's Web page
Carpe Diem...
Current Carpe Diem episodes

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Peak Performances - Web page
April 10-13:
Orlando
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Creative Research Center - Web page
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Office of Education and Community Outreach - Web page