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Fifty Years of 'Makin’ This Guitar Talk: A Bruce Springsteen Forum

Sep 20

Fifty Years of 'Makin’ This Guitar Talk: A Bruce Springsteen Forum 

Wilson Hall - 9:30 AM

The Friends of Bruce Springsteen and Monmouth University will sponsor a unique Springsteen-themed forum in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s first major steps towards becoming a professional musician. The structure of the forum will be centered around a series of moderated panel discussions on various Springsteen-related topics, allowing the audience to hear from and interact with a variety of authors and scholars. Tickets will be available at the door. Cash Only.


National Theatre of London: Medea

Sep 18

National Theatre of London: Medea 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.


Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos

Sep 16

Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, whose “electrifying prose and unremitting honesty” Kirkus Reviews said, “expertly captures grace within depravity.” Among other places, she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Anderson Cooper Live, CNN, The Atlantic and Tin House online, Guernica, and New York magazine.  Her writing has been published and anthologized widely including in Glamour, Kenyon Review, Post Road, Hunger Mountain, Salon, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education Review.  She has taught writing at Purchase College, The New School, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Utica College, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, among other places, and is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Monmouth University.

Free Event


On Screen in Person: The Hand That Feeds

Sep 9

On Screen in Person: The Hand That Feeds 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez sets out to end abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America's new wage wars. There will also be a post screening Q & A with the filmmaker.

Free Event


Cinderella

Aug 24

Cinderella 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

The Paper Moon Puppet Theatre presents Cinderella, a delightful version of the timeless classic created specially for the puppet theatre, featuring beautiful rod puppets, scenery and hilarious characters.


The Simon String Quartet Free Concert

Aug 7

The Simon String Quartet Free Concert 

Wilson Auditorium - 8 PM

The Simon String Quartet (Fiona Simon and Sebu Sirinian, violins; Lisa Suslowicz, viola; David Bakamjian, cello) will be joined by other Summer String-In faculty members – violist Kimberly Foster-Wallace and cellist Joseph Kimura – to play Dvorak’s Sextet in A Major, Op 48 and Dohnanyi’s Sextet in B♭ Major.

Free Event


Met Opera Summer Encore: La Fanciulla del West

Aug 6

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Fanciulla del West 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Puccini’s wild-west opera had its world premiere in 1910 at the Met. On the occasion of its centennial, all-American diva Deborah Voigt sings the title role of the “girl of the golden west,” starring opposite Marcello Giordani.


The Simon String Quartet Free Concert

Aug 5

The Simon String Quartet Free Concert 

Wilson Auditorium - 8 PM

The Simon Quartet will perform Haydn’s jocular Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No 5, followed by Debussy’s richly textured Quartet, and finally, one of Mozart’s late masterpieces, the Quartet in B♭ Major, K. 589.

Free Event


Met Opera Summer Encore: Roméo et Juliette

Jul 30

Met Opera Summer Encore: Roméo et Juliette 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Gounod’s ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare is an ideal vehicle for star soprano Anna Netrebko and the remarkable tenor Roberto Alagna.


Met Opera Summer Encore: The Enchanted Island

Jul 23

Met Opera Summer Encore: The Enchanted Island 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world's best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare.


Bang, Bang, You're Dead and the Gaggle

Jul 18-20

Bang, Bang, You're Dead and the Gaggle 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Shadow Lawn Theatre and the Actor's Playground presents "Bang, Bang, You're Dead" Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and "The Gaggle" by Ralph Colombino Sunday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.


Met Opera Summer Encore: Otello

Jul 16

Met Opera Summer Encore: Otello 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha in the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Renée Fleming. Tickets on sale May 9th.


Met Opera Summer Encore: La Rondine

Jul 9

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Rondine 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna star in this ravishing romance from the world’s most popular opera composer, Puccini. Tickets on sale May 9th.


AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! 2014 TOUR

Jul 8

AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! 2014 TOUR 

MAC At Monmouth - 8 PM

Tickets now on sale via Ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, and Ticketmaster retail outlets. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the MAC and Pollak Theatre Box Offices


An Evening with Crosby, Stills & Nash

Jul 6

An Evening with Crosby, Stills & Nash 

MAC At Monmouth - 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:30 pm, Show Time: 7:30 pm Tickets now on sale via ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or in person at the Mac or Pollak Theatre Box offices.