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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


Gallery Exhibition: MAVIS SMITH / THINK AGAIN

Sep 2-Oct 17

Gallery Exhibition: MAVIS SMITH / THINK AGAIN 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Imagining the hidden realities of other people's existences is a continuing theme in the work of Bucks County artist Mavis Smith. Smith, who's works are often done in egg tempera, brings an almost surreal aesthetic to her paintings that further suggests the dislocation of appearances and realities. This exhibition samples a range of Smith's work from years past, as well as several new pieces, including both paintings and works on paper as well as some recent sculptural works incorporating egg shells. Opening Reception: Fri. September 19, from 7 – 9 pm

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Robert Mueller - Selected Works From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection

Sep 2-Oct 17

Gallery Exhibition: Robert Mueller - Selected Works From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Inspired by mathematical models, literary sources, and his own social consciousness, Robert Emmett Mueller, artist, engineer, inventor, author, musician, puppet maker, and general wizard, is on a never-ending search for visual equivalents to his ideas.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Glory Bound. Photographs by Barry Schneier

Sep 2-30

Gallery Exhibition: Glory Bound. Photographs by Barry Schneier 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Opening Reception: September 11, 6-8 p.m.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: David H. Wells

Sep 2-Nov 14

Gallery Exhibition: David H. Wells 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 9 AM

This exhibit examines the empty homes and foreclosed dreams littering the American landscape in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. After a house is foreclosed upon there is a fleeting moment when the ghosts of the one-time owners are all that is left – before the houses are cleaned and returned to the real estate market. The photographs in this exhibit capture the remaining signs of life that once filled these emptied houses bringing to light ideas about home, family and the American Dream. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, from 4:30 – 7pm

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 (Broadcast in HD)

Aug 6

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Fanciulla del West (Broadcast in HD) 

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 Juliet (Broadcast in HD)te

Jul 30

Met Opera Summer Encore: Roméo et Juliet (Broadcast in HD)te 

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 (Broadcast in HD)

Jul 23

Met Opera Summer Encore: The Enchanted Island (Broadcast in HD) 

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.