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Walnut Street Theatre’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Feb 16

Walnut Street Theatre’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

America in the 1960s, an era that encouraged LOVE, was populated by “Mad Men” and “Mod Women” trying to navigate the new normal. In this freshly conceived production of Neil Simon’s classic, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, true comedy ensues when a modern man in the hip sixties looks for something new and different, but ends up finding himself in the same situation, again and again…and again!

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Koresh Dance Company

Feb 18

Koresh Dance Company 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

In its 25th year, Koresh Dance Company presents Classic KORESH, a selection of favorites drawn from the company's quarter century of innovative work. These repertoire classics include interpretations of Classical compositions by Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel, from the rolling strains of "Moonlight Sonata" to the trumpeting processions of "Bolero." Moments of tenderness and grace alternate with humor and brash force on this tour of highlights drawn from over 60 existing works by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh. As a unique feature of our anniversary program, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 will feature in a newly commissioned work, "23: Deconstructing Mozart," a collaborative initiative driven by Koresh and multi-media artist Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky. There will be a post show Q&A with members of the company.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty - Live in HD

Feb 19

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

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Art Now: Hasan Elahi - Tracking Transience - an Artist Talk

Feb 21

Art Now: Hasan Elahi - Tracking Transience - an Artist Talk 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist working with issues in surveillance, privacy, migration, citizenship, technology, and the challenges of borders.

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World Cinema Series: To Live

Feb 21

World Cinema Series: To Live 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

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Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!

Feb 23

Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

PIRATE SCHOOL! Welcome aboard, mateys! Pirate School! is in session. This is a madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy that allows both youngsters and adults to discover their 'inner-swashbuckler. Recommended for grades K-5.

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Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!

Feb 23

Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! 

Pollak Theatre - 12:15 PM

PIRATE SCHOOL! Welcome aboard, mateys! Pirate School! is in session. This is a madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy that allows both youngsters and adults to discover their 'inner-swashbuckler.' Recommended for grades K-5.

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Sweet Honey in the Rock

Feb 24

Sweet Honey in the Rock 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

With a new album #LoveInEvolution released early this year, Grammy Award-winning female African-American a cappella group founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973, endlessly continues to evolve and cultivate the rich textures of African American musical traditions. Currently consisting of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, ASL interpreter Shirley Childress, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass, the group possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. The group’s collective voice, often accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.

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Met Opera: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD)

Feb 25

Met Opera: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

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National Theatre of London: St. Joan (LIve in HD)

Mar 1

National Theatre of London: St. Joan (LIve in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

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Dancing at Lughnasa

Mar 1-9

Dancing at Lughnasa 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - All Day

Dancing at Lughnasa is by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s finest playwrights. Set in the summer of 1936, during the Celtic harvest festival Lughnasa, the play is told through the memories of Michael, recalling those days of growing up in the northwest county of Donegal with his mother, her three sisters, and an uncle priest recently returned from his missionary days in Africa.

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Another Night of Acapella Harmony: Doo Wop Explosion II

Mar 4

Another Night of Acapella Harmony: Doo Wop Explosion II 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Our celebration of doo wop acappella harmony at the Pollak Theatre is back by popular demand. Born on the street corners of urban America, rhythm & blues and doo wop singing reached its peak in the 1950’s, but still has a strong following today. While doo wop singing began as an African American art form, by the late 1950’s it was enjoyed by singers of all races. Doo wop harmony in its purist form is acappella (without instruments or musical tracks).

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Met Opera Encore: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 5

Met Opera Encore: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

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Mar 6

On Screen/in Person: Real Boy 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. Navigating the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child's transition. As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, the lead singer of the alt-Americana band, Coyote Grace. Exploring how our search for personal identity also involves those closest to us, REAL BOY is a nuanced look at the new American family and the people we turn to when our given families are unavailable. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Shaleece Haas.

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Visiting Writers: Liz Moore

Mar 7

Visiting Writers: Liz Moore 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Liz Moore is a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction.
Her first novel, The Words of Every Song (Broadway Books, 2007), centers on a fictional record company in New York City just after the turn of the millennium. It draws partly on Liz's own experiences as a musician. It was selected for Borders' Original Voices program and was given a starred review by Kirkus.Roddy Doyle wrote of it, "This is a remarkable novel, elegant, wise, and beautifully constructed. I loved the book."

After the publication of her debut novel, Liz obtained her MFA in Fiction from Hunter College. In 2009, she was awarded the University of Pennsylvania's ArtsEdge residency and moved to Philadelphia, where she still lives.

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