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Visiting Writer: Laura Kasischke

Apr 19

Visiting Writer: Laura Kasischke 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Laura Kasischke has published eight collections of poetry and eight novels. She was the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry for her collection SPACE, IN CHAINS (Copper Canyon Press, 2011). She has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rilke Award for Poetry, the Bess Hokin Award from POETRY magazine, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is teaches in the MFA Program and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, from which she graduated. She lives with her husband and son in Chelsea, Michigan.

Free Event


Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote (Broadcast Live in HD)

Apr 17

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, DON QUIXOTE is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!


Student Recital: Taylor Bernosky

Apr 17

Student Recital: Taylor Bernosky 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 3 PM

Taylor Hope Bernosky, Music Performance and Math Major, will be performing her Senior Recital at Rechnitz Hall on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00pm. She will be featured on violin. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Met Opera: Roberto Devereux (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 16

Met Opera: Roberto Devereux (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.


The Addams Family: The Musical

Apr 15-18

The Addams Family: The Musical 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love. By Boom Roasted Productions. Tickets available at the Central Box Office at the MAC. CASH ONLY.


National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 14

National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary. Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.


Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy

Apr 12

Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Directed and produced by Haydn Reiss. Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy, the first feature documentary profile of the prolific and controversial poet and activist. Featuring Martin Sheen, Gary Snyder Mark Rylance, Jane Hirshfield, Philip Levine and many others from the world of art and literature. It is set for a PBS broadcast next year.

Free Event


Order & Chaos: An Exhibit of Selected Works by Jacob Landau

Apr 11-17

Order & Chaos: An Exhibit of Selected Works by Jacob Landau 

Monmouth University Library - 10 AM

Jacob Landau viewed art as a defense against chaos. That all is subject to entropy haunted the artist his whole life. So art becomes a weapon to combat this descent into disorder. And it is a powerful weapon. For “each time we create something,” Landau has said, “we win a victory over decay.” Monmouth University’s exhibit “Order & Chaos” demonstrates this triumph. The exhibition features a selection of fifteen pieces. All works are from Monmouth University’s extensive collection of Jacob Landau’s work, comprising over 300 prints, drawings and paintings.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: Deaf Jam

Apr 11

On Screen In Person: Deaf Jam 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Illuminating the extraordinary power of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry, Deaf Jam is story of Aneta Brodski's bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. When Aneta, a deaf Israeli immigrant high school student, makes an extraordinary connection with a hearing Palestinian slam poet, they transcend personal and political divisions to generate a new form of poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the deaf.

Free Event


Borealis Wind Quintet and The Monmouth Winds

Apr 10

Borealis Wind Quintet and The Monmouth Winds 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

The Borealis Wind Quintet, like the Spectacular Aurora Borealis, displays a brilliant array of sparkling color and magic in the music they perform. Nominated for a Grammy in 2006, they are without question the major wind quintet of our time. Their warm yet commanding stage presence, combined with great music, always captivates the audience. Engaging and delightful, the Borealis brings a fresh sound and an exciting program to each performance. They are recognized for their fundamental contributions to the wind quintet literature with their many commissions, recordings, and editions of rare and traditional music.


Made in Monmouth

Apr 9

Made in Monmouth 

MAC At Monmouth - 10 AM

Fifth Annual Made in Monmouth Expo presenting products made in Monmouth County on display and for sale.

Free Event


Second Senior Show – Graphic Design

Apr 8-16

Second Senior Show – Graphic Design 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design.

Free Event


CANCELLED- Student Recital: Margaret Lymberis

Apr 8

CANCELLED- Student Recital: Margaret Lymberis 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

CANCELLED- Margaret Lymberis, Music Major, will be holding her Senior Recital at the Woods Theatre on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. She will be featured on voice. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Tangerines

Apr 6

World Cinema Series: Tangerines 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Zaza Urushadze's "Tangerines" (2013) (not rated).War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

Free Event


ART NOW: Eric Barry Drasin and Phillip David Stearns

Apr 6

ART NOW: Eric Barry Drasin and Phillip David Stearns 

Wilson Hall - 6 PM

Eric Barry Drasin is a Brooklyn-based artist, musician and curator working at the intersection of digital media, performance and installation. Phillip David Stearns is also based in Brooklyn. His work is centered on the use of electronic technologies and electronic media to explore dynamic relationships between ideas and material. Eric and Phil will give a joint artist lecture as well as lead a demonstration of their tools and techniques.

Free Event