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.

August 25 September 19
Silver Center for the Arts
This exhibit is a collection of work from the Community Photo Club of New Hampshire, a diverse group that includes retirees, teachers, artists, musicians, doctors, caregivers, and more. The exhibit is organized by photographer, with a collection of works representing the photographer's current style, subject matter, and approach. Additionally, each photographer was asked to include a piece based on the theme: The Arts in Black and White.
Read more here.


PSSA begins its fall Learn-to-Skate lessons on Sunday, September 13. All lessons will be on Sunday nights from 5 to 6 p.m.

There is an adults-only class at 5:30 p.m. for beginners, and Synchro at 6 p.m. for Basic 4 levels and above.

Cost is $80 for the six-week session. Multi-child and multi-session discounts available. Find more details here or call 535-2758.


Eager to help greet the largest incoming class PSU has ever had? Move-in day for students who have not attended orientation is Saturday, August 29. Move-in for all other students (new and returning) is Sunday, August 30.

Interested faculty and staff can volunteer to greet students and their families, help move small items, or even assist with traffic flow on either or both days. We will meet at Prospect for breakfast and nametags at 7:30 each day. Stay as long as you want but please send your preference for days, times, and how you would like to help to


Let's celebrate! Sign up today (registration deadline is September 25, but some events have limited capacity and will sell out).

  • Arts and athletics with performances, exhibitions, and contests;
  • Service with our Alumni Recognition Awards;
  • Philanthropy and scholarship at the Evening of Connections dinner;
  • ALLWell North, with a sneak peek at our newest building;
  • Friends and family with the many organized and informal opportunities to get together, including the Harvest Festival and the Alumni Tent at the football game;
  • Tradition and generosity, with the 35th annual PSUAA Barbara Dearborn '60 Golf Classic, raising funds for student scholarships; and
  • Reunions, with the return of landmark class reunion celebrations to Homecoming!

12:00 pm

In 1692, 19 people were executed in Salem, MA, and hundreds imprisoned during a witch hunt we still discuss today. In some venues in Salem, one can still hear the echoes of the cries of raucous spectators shouting "Hang her!" In her Lunch & Learn session, Professor Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism, and performance collide, and "truth," both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history.

Register here for this spooky Lunch & Learn!

  • October 29, 2015, noon
  • The Common Man, Concord, NH
  • Guest speaker: Dr. Robin DeRosa, PSU professor of English and
    interdisciplinary studies
  • Find more fall alumni events here.

6:00 pm

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 6 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

Select high students from all six New England states will be rehearsing all day on campus and performing in a concert with the Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $10, Senior $6, Youth $7


Thursday, Mar. 5, 8 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 6, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 7, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 8, 2 p.m.

Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

It’s hilarious comedy, great music, and clever lyrics creating laughter galore tonight, as the classic musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes the Hanaway stage. Wrapped in a traditional love story, the brilliantly comedic musical offers complications created by all too helpful parents, a braggart solider, and savvy servants. Featuring Broadway standards such as “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid,” “Comedy Tonight,” and “I’m Calm,” A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is guaranteed to exorcise your winter doldrums and put a buoyant spring in your step. Written by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this is a musical comedy that will have you laughing from its high-energy start through to its gloriously happy ending.

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

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

7:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Featuring  David Lockwood on Piano, Rik Pfenninger on Saxes and Flute

Enjoy an evening of intimate jazz standards with David Lockwood and Rik Pfenninger.  The Silver Center for the Arts Recital Hall is the perfect venue for enjoying an acoustic set of songs from Duke Ellington to modern day jazz composers featuring David Lockwood on piano and Rik Pfenninger on woodwinds.


Thursday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

The devised, one-man show by Robin Marcotte, Dottie, stunningly examines how people suffering from dementia perceive the world. Dottie received its premiere in Philadelphia, where it garnered critical praise. Philadelphia Weekly observed, “This aerial ballet is just one of many memorable images in Marcotte’s rich and rewarding play,” and the Currier Post exclaimed, “And when Dottie, begowned again, dances on air with a mirror, the show achieves a singular, and singularly heartbreaking, power.” You’ll be moved by Dottie’s resilience, touched by her perseverance and inspired by her determination to make sense of her diminishing world. (Dottie is made possible in part by a grant from the Smart Family Foundation.)

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

Ticket Prices: $15.00 Adult, $12 Senior  & Youth

8:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

With special performance by Pantos Dance Project of Boston

The PSU Dance Premiere Gala offers dancers of all ages and levels the opportunity to take master classes in a variety of dance styles with local and visiting professionals. A gala performance of creative and vibrant choreography at 8 p.m. will feature Pantos Project.

Formal attire suggested but not required.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $20, Senior, Youth & Group $15