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Visiting Writer: Brooks Haxton

Mar 24

Visiting Writer: Brooks Haxton 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Brooks Haxton, born in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1950, is the son of the novelist Ellen Douglas and the composer Kenneth Haxton. He has published six previous collections of poetry, two book-length narrative poems one book of creative non-fiction, and two books of translations from the ancient Greek. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, Haxton teaches in the writing programs at Syracuse University and Warren Wilson College. He lives in Syracuse with his wife and three children.

Free Event


Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 22

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.


Lauren Fox: Canyon Folkies Over the Hills & Under the Covers

Mar 21

Lauren Fox: Canyon Folkies Over the Hills & Under the Covers 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Returning to the Pollak stage after wowing audiences last season with her recreation of the love story between Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell that resulted in some of the biggest hits of their careers, Lauren Fox's new show is wistful journey through a time and place where today's musical icons became legends. From the mid-sixties to the early-seventies, something magical took place in Southern California...and it all happened in a bucolic stretch of hills, just above the Sunset Strip, called Laurel Canyon. Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, The Eagles, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to name just a few, all lived, loved, created, and collaborated there. Lauren Fox tells the story of this epic time in American music history, and sings the songs that it inspired.


Met Opera: LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 14

Met Opera: LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

New Production Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott.


National Theatre of London: Of Mice and Men (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 12

National Theatre of London: Of Mice and Men (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.


When the Gays Move into Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood

Mar 11

When the Gays Move into Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Joe Bertolino and Bil Leipold explore the realities and human dimensions of living in a world of heterosexual privilege. Drawing from their own lives, their experiences as fraternity men and student affairs professionals, their family experiences, and the dynamics of their own relationship, Joe & Bil present this difficult topic in a non-threatening, humorous way.

Free Event


Miss Nelson is Missing

Mar 10

Miss Nelson is Missing 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! This event has been rescheduled from the original 3/26 date.


GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL

Mar 7

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

See the Off-Broadway sensation that audiences can’t get enough of from coast to coast! Share the fun and laughter in this hilarious, feel-good comedy as five girlfriends re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild night out! Featuring the most famous female empowerment hits of the last four decades including “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive,” and many more.


Dylan Scholinski

Mar 5-Apr 10

Dylan Scholinski 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Born Daphne Scholinski, Dylan was locked up in a mental hospital at age 15 for being an "inappropriate female." Now a distinguished public speaker, author of award winning memoir The Last Time I Wore a Dress and artist, Dylan will be exhibiting his own work - which portrays the anguish of his hospital years and his ultimate triumph - as well as examples of artwork by participants in his “lead with your heart” workshop.

Free Event


On Screen in Person: Still Dreaming

Mar 5

On Screen in Person: Still Dreaming 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Still Dreaming follows a group of elderly entertainers living at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New York and a pair of young directors hired to stage an in-house performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As the once-celebrated performers struggle with Alzheimer's, dementia, and physical disabilities, the play’s themes of perception, reality and memory take on new relevance and poignancy. There will be a post screening Q&A with the co-directors Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson.

Free Event


Urinetown

Mar 4-12

Urinetown 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

From an American town in the early 20th century, we flash forward to a future dystopia where a severe water shortage has made public pay-per-use toilets a legal necessity. Urinetown was a hit Broadway musical in the early 21st century, running for two and a half years. It won Tony Awards for its composer and lyricists Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis and Mr. Kotis also won for the book of the musical. The show is a satirical take on social change (the police are represented by Officers Lockstock and Barrel), corporate greed (the pay toilets are run by “Urine Good Company”), and Broadway musicals themselves. One of the show’s characters – its hero Bobby Strong – was included as one of the 100 Greatest Roles in Musical Theatre.


Met Opera: IOLANTA/ DUKE BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 1

Met Opera: IOLANTA/ DUKE BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

New Production On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle).


Turtle Island String Quartet

Feb 26

Turtle Island String Quartet 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Winner of the 2006 and 2008 GRAMMY® Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” Formed in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings.


World Cinema Series: Zelary

Feb 23

World Cinema Series: Zelary 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Ondrej Trojan's "Zelary” (2003) (R) A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940’s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time stopped 150 years ago, agrees to hide her as his wife.

Free Event


Met Opera: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN Encore (Broadcast in HD)

Feb 22

Met Opera: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN Encore (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production.