Upcoming Events

Met Opera: MACBETH

Oct 11

Met Opera: MACBETH 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. PLEASE NOTE: This is the same day as HOMECOMING. Please arrive early to secure parking.

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Open House 2014

Oct 12

Open House 2014 

10:30 AM

Gain insight into the Monmouth experience! Hear from our president, Paul R. Brown, learn about academic programs from faculty members, take a campus tour, and much more. Join us!

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The Lightning Thief

Oct 17

The Lightning Thief 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles.

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Met Opera: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Oct 18

Met Opera: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s.

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Andy Grammer

Oct 23

Andy Grammer 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Keep Your Head Up and Fine By Me. In just a few short years, Grammer has gone on to sell over 100,000 albums, play sold out venues nationwide, perform onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat.

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Met Opera: MACBETH Encore

Oct 25

Met Opera: MACBETH Encore 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met.

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On Screen in Person: Fly by Light

Oct 27

On Screen in Person: Fly by Light 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A group of teenagers leaves the streets of Washington, DC, to participate in an ambitious antiviolence education program in rural West Virginia where they confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past. Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing, and emotional journey that follows as they attempt to rewrite their futures. There will be a Q&A with director Ellie Walton following the screening.

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National Theatre of London: Skylight

Oct 30

National Theatre of London: Skylight 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

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Met Opera: CARMEN

Nov 1

Met Opera: CARMEN 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Legend of Love

Nov 2

Bolshoi Ballet: Legend of Love 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.


Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Nov 5-15

Our Town by Thornton Wilder 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

A University-wide production of the classic Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder, Our Town tells the universal story of small town America. Though taking place in the first decade of the 20th century and written in 1938, Our Town has consistently been hailed as a theatrical masterpiece. A New York production won the Tony Award for best revival in 1989 and an off-Broadway presentation in 2009 won accolades from critics and audiences alike and ran for nearly 3 years. Performed with little scenery and having the character of Stage Manager directly address the audience, Our Town asks us to consider what is important in life. When Emily wants to relive a day in her life, she is told “Choose the least important day of your life; it will be important enough.”


Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei

Nov 5

Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Oro Macht Frei tells the story of the Roman Jewish experience of the Nazi occupation of Rome (Sept 1943 - June 1944). Weaving testimony from Roman Jews together with historical research by renowned scholars on the subject (including Susan Zuccotti, Alexander Stille, Liliana Picciotto), OMF seeks to bring the viewer into a personal and relatable reflection of the Holocaust in Italy through the eyes of this unique and historic community. There will be a panel/Q & A following screening.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: A Street Car Named Desire

Nov 6

National Theatre of London: A Street Car Named Desire 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

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Gallery Exhibition - Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924 - 2013

Nov 7-Dec 19

Gallery Exhibition - Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924 - 2013 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

A life long Red Bank resident, Evelyn Leavens' work has been shown at City Without Walls, Aljira, Tweeds, Summit Art Center and the Morris State Museum. Leavens book of drawings “Boswells’ Life of Boswell” was published in 1958 and became #2 on The New York Times children’s best seller list. Primarily self taught, she attended the Vermont Studio Center and studied with Malcolm Morley, Archie Rand and Niel Welliver. This exhibition will include works from throughout the artist’s life. Opening Reception: Fri. November 14, 7 - 9 pm

Free Event


True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart

Nov 8

True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, and featuring renowned roots musicians Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. In bringing the True Blues film to the concert stage, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music.

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