This Week's Featured Events

As events may be moved, delayed, postponed, or canceled for a variety of reasons and without any prior notice, the Office of Public Relations advises that you check with the contact(s) listed with each event for the most current information.

Nov
1
8:00 am

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Experience Plymouth firsthand at one of our many Open House and Admitted Student events! Tour campus, try the food, and meet a panel of current PSU students. You can even sit down with faculty in your academic area of interest!

For all events, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. in Silver Center for the Arts Lobby on the day of Open House.

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Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Friday, Dec. 12
Silver Center for the Arts

Reception: Wednesday, November 5, 4 - 6 p.m.

Throughout the continent of Africa, people use cloth to speak for them. Whether the fabric represents religious affiliation, age, class status, ethnic membership, or political association, what one wears is one’s identity. Woven or dyed, imported or locally produced, wrapped, tied, or tailored—all clothing speaks clearly in the many African languages. Demonstrating ancient traditions or contemporary fads, African peoples use cloth to celebrate the vibrancy of life’s rituals from birth to death. Co-curated by Philip Peek, professor emeritus of anthropology at Drew University, and Anthropology of Religion, Ritual, and Myth students.

For more information about exhibits and events, visit Plymouth.edu/gallery.

Nov
6
7:00 pm

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

PSU director of choral activities Dan Perkins conducts the 37th annual festival featuring the PSU choirs and over 200 high school singers from 60 schools from throughout New England.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $15, Senior $14, & Youth $12

Nov
7
8:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

By blending her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation and interplay with elements of honky-tonk, western swing and golden-era pop standards, Miss Tess and her multifaceted supporting band have arrived at a style simultaneously refreshing and hauntingly familiar.  Now based out of New York, when Miss Tess lived in Boston, she and her group were nominated for Boston Music Awards in the categories of folk, roots and jazz, a testament to their wide appeal and musicality.  Their newest album The Love I Have for You is an album of covers that match their unique style from a diverse roster of artists such as Neil Young, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson, and Bonnie Raitt.  The title track, penned by Miss Tess herself, proves she can hold her own with this impressive group both in writing and performing.  Come hear why she has established a devoted following in northern New England and beyond.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15

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Monday, Nov. 10 - Saturday, Dec. 13
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: November 10, 4-6 p.m.

What is it like to work as part of an artist collective?

The Beehive Collective has traveled to and worked with groups around the world, translating complex global stories into collaboratively drawn images that take on a life of their own. Their most recently printed graphic, Mesoamérica Resiste, was nine years in the making. This large-format narrative illustration tells stories of grassroots organizing and community resilience from Mexico to Colombia and also celebrates cultural and ecological diversity. This exhibit will inspire us to imagine the diverse ways that the arts can motivate and activate local and global communities. Curated by the PSU Museum Studies class, led by Professor of Art History Jayme Yahr.

For more information about exhibits and events, visit Plymouth.edu/gallery.

Nov
11
8:00 am

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
(Veteran's Day)

Experience Plymouth firsthand at one of our many Open House and Admitted Student events! Tour campus, try the food, and meet a panel of current PSU students. You can even sit down with faculty in your academic area of interest!

For all events, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. in Silver Center for the Arts Lobby on the day of Open House.

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The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) at Plymouth State University announces auditions for its January 2015 production of “The Sound of Music.” Performances will be held January 21-25 at the Silver Center for the Arts, under the direction of ETC Cofounder and Artistic Director Trish Lindberg.

Auditions for this popular musical will be held at The Silver Center:

Sunday November 16*

1–2:30 p.m.: children grades 3 and 4

3–4:30 p.m.: children grades 5 and 6

5–6:30 p.m.: grades 7 and 8

7–9:30 p.m.: high school and university students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members**

Monday, November 17 and Tuesday, November 18

4­–5:30 p.m.: children grades 3-8*

6:30–9:30 p.m.: high school and university students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members**

Wednesday, November 19

4–6:30 p.m.: Callbacks for grade 3-8 students

7:30–9:30 p.m.: Callbacks and auditions for high school and university students and adults.

Volunteers will direct auditioners to the correct room for their audition.

            * November 16 is the preferred date for children in grades 3–8.  This age group does not have to prepare anything in advance or schedule an individual time.

            **All who addition in this category must contact Brenda Gleich at (603) 535-2803 or bgleich@plymouth.edu to schedule an individual time and should bring a piece of prepared music.

For more information, visit the Educational Theatre Collaborative website.

ETC welcomes people of all ages, both experienced and inexperienced, to audition for this community-wide theatre project.

Nov
17
7:00 pm

Monday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Voting Laws are Racist

Curtailing early voting. Felony disenfranchisement. Voter ID laws. Eliminating same-day voter registration. For the political right, these are necessary steps to eliminate voter fraud and protect electoral legitimacy. For the political left, these measures are flagrant attempts to keep their core constituencies from the polls. This talk empirically adjudicates between these views while locating the state-level consideration and adoption of restrictive voter access policies in the larger electoral context of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on campaign finance.

Erin O’Brien is associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the author of The Politics of Identity: Solidarity Building Among America’s Working Poor.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.

For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.

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Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m.

Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

The Threepenny Opera tells the tale of Macheath, A.K.A. Mack the Knife, a lady’s man of ill-repute and knavery who will stop at nothing to get what he wants when he wants it.  Raw intensity, rough reality, and unflinching honesty are hallmarks of this masterpiece that combines epic and musical theatre.  Created by two theatrical masters of the 20th century, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera, which gave us the pop hit “Mack the Knife,” offers insights into the underside of life to which, one way or another, even the most noble and honest of us may fall prey.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $21, Senior & Youth $18

Nov
24
7:00 pm

Monday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m.
Hanaway theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

The annual All New England Band Festival features the PSU Symphonic Band as well as 200 high school musicians. The concert concludes a day-long event involving honor band members representing 65 high schools from all six New England states. The students were chosen from more than 400 who applied for the festival from a total of 80 high schools. More than two-thirds of those selected have been members of their respective all-state bands or orchestras.

This year we welcome composer Dr. Jack Stamp from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Russell McCutcheon from Gettysburg College, as guest conductors.

This event has sold out the past two years, so call early for tickets!

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult & Youth $8, Senior $6


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