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.

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Monday, Oct. 6 - Thursday, Oct. 30
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: October 7, 4-6 p.m., with gallery talk by Professor Beverly Naidus, University of Washington, Tacoma

What does it mean for art to be socially engaged? Can art help us find the vision to move through today’s world?

This audience-participatory installation examines the tensions, fears, and illusions promoted by the corporate media and the stories of individuals struggling to make sense of this economic and political moment, while inviting viewers to participate in a game that playfully explores the perils and rewards of activism. Beverly Naidus’s art practice intertwines the roles of activist, educator, writer, and interdisciplinary artist.

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

Oct
31
8:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

Cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

It’s going to be a creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, an altogether ooky Halloween night when you spend it with Gomez Addams, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Kurt Weill, Thomas Wolfe, e.e. cummings, Ezra Pound and the usual suspects–also known as John Astin.  He’ll touch on the dark side of the human psyche as explored by some of his favorite authors for a chilling evening of theater.  Then, he’ll take you to the lighter side as he shares clips and stories from one of TVs most beloved comedies, The Addams Family.  He’ll give you a glimpse behind the scenes, discuss why it is such a cult classic and you’ll have the opportunity to ask him questions.  Come dressed in costume and enjoy a free Halloween treat at intermission!

Appropriate for all ages.

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

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.

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


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