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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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

Mar
9
7:00 pm

Monday, Mar. 9, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Convention, Culture, and Corruption: Democracy in Africa 

The past speaks to the present, in an ongoing conversation on democracy as a political system, a model, and an adaptation. Africans do not define democracy as distinct from, nor outside of, the definition of development. That linkage creates yet another problematic question: can leadership and institutions that do not deliver development be treated as democratic? The lecture will argue that the Western-liberal definition of democracy is limited in its application, and that reading Africa through Western literature is not always useful. Democracy in Africa contains dosages of militarism, authoritarianism, and prebendalism, while being constrained by the pressures of globalism.

Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, and the author of The Power of African Cultures, Nationalism and African Intellectuals.

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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Tuesday, Mar. 24 - Saturday, Apr. 11
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

The visual arts are alive, diverse, and thriving at Plymouth State University!  Every year, students from all levels of art making submit their best efforts to this competitive exhibition.  Visiting jurors from regional art galleries and arts organizations select excellent works from each level of instruction including an independent level that encourages and nurtures independent, self-directed creativity.

Mar
24
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

Mar
28
8:45 am

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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.

Mar
29
7:00 pm

Sunday, Mar. 29, 7 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

Hot Rize has been astounding the bluegrass world for over 30 years with a fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music with their unique style, powerful songs, tight-as-a-drum ensemble playing and dynamic stage show.  They won the first Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association but for the past decade or so, they’ve regrouped only to play a handful of the top festivals each year.  With great anticipation by their fans, this summer the band released their first studio album in over 20 years.  Hot Rize is Pete “Dr. Banjo” Wernick; the popular host of the eTown radio Nick Forster on bass; the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Tim O’Brien; and Bryan Sutton, master of the flatpick guitar.

Also appearing with Hot Rize will be special guest Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this legendary group!

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $45-$40, Senior $43-$38, Youth $30-$25

Apr
2
7:00 pm

Thursday, Apr. 2, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Wunderlich’s first book, The Anchorage, received the Lambda Literary Award and Mark Doty said Wunderlich’s second book, Voluntary Servitude “is a bold, memorable accomplishment."  A third volume of poems titled The Earth Avails, is due out this year. Wunderlich has taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Ohio University and San Francisco State University.  He currently teaches at Bennington College and is Director of Poetry at Bennington—a series of on-campus readings, lectures and short residencies by prominent American and international poets.

About the Eagle Pond Authors' Series

For the past 17 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. The series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.

Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore) helps to keep this series free to the public. Receptions and book signings follow each reading.  Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admittance.

Apr
7
7:00 pm

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Is the United States a Democracy or an Oligarchy 

In a well-functioning democracy, the preferences and needs of ordinary citizens help shape government policy. By this measure, American democracy is failing. To assess the influences on federal government policymaking, Gilens gathered data on thousands of proposed policy changes over four decades. His analyses of these data show that economic elites and interest groups have considerable sway over policy outcomes, and ordinary citizens have little or none. He’ll discuss what this research reveals about the failures of America’s democratic institutions, as well as the kinds of reforms that might give greater voice and political influence to ordinary citizens.

Martin Gilens is professor of politics at Princeton University and author ofAffluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America.

 

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.

Apr
8
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Pianist Alpin Hong has been called a “Victor Borge, Horowitz, and Billy Joel all in one” for his unique combination of stunning technique, emotional range and humor that brings audiences young and old to their feet.  Rooted in extensive classical training and a background in skateboarding, the martial arts, and video games, Mr. Hong is a creative force unmatched in his youthful vivacity and boundless energy.  His astonishing ability to connect to people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to music distinguishes him and shapes his evolving performance style.  In addition to performances in all fifty states and major festivals, Mr. Hong has performed to standing room only crowds at Carnegie Hall, the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and a holiday celebration at the White House.

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

Apr
12
7:00 pm

Sunday, Apr. 12,  7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

Music Across and Through the Disciplines

A multimedia performance featuring two pianos, highlighted by Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy.  Deborah Martin is Professor of Piano at Ithaca College and Director of the Summer Piano Institute there.  She has a doctorate in piano literature and pedagogy from Indiana University.  Jairo Geronymo is a native of Brazil and currently is teaching at the Leo Kestenberg Musikschule in Berlin, Germany, where he teaches piano, coordinates workshops, and directs piano camps.  He has a doctorate from the University of Washington.

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

Ticket Prices: $10 for Adult, Senior & Youth


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