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On Campus – July 2014 Preview

Thursday, July 10

In Your Arms, a compilation of 10 dance vignettes, will be performed at the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. Show times are 8 pm July 10-12, 2 pm July 12 and 13, and 7 pm July 13. In Your Arms is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli.

Elayne Seaman’s Trees: Wearing Autumn Colors

The James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, will host the exhibit 18 Ways of Looking at a Tree through September 4. The exhibition explores the myriad creative responses to a single subject—the tree—and features work from the Hudson Valley artist collective Long Reach Arts.

Deluge, a site-specific art installation by Todd Knopke, will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through July 20. The exhibit includes two monumental cloth artworks draped on opposite walls of the center’s Atrium.

The Powerhouse Apprentice Company will perform Soundpainting at 6 pm July 3, 10, 17, and 24 at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. The performance uses movement, music, poetry, and improvisation to examine the human body as instrument and artwork.

Friday, July 11

Untitled by Janet Sobel

A new exhibition, Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art, will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through August 31. The exhibit will feature more than 100 works from the art center’s collection—including paintings, drawings, sculptures, books, watercolors, and photographic prints—by self-taught artists such as James Castle, Henry Darger, Janet Sobel, and Bessie Harvey.

As part of its Inside Look Workshops, the Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater will present The Light Years at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. Performance times are 8 pm July 11 and 12 and 2 and 7 pm July 13. The story involves a tale of haunted love that spans four decades.

The Powerhouse Apprentice Company will perform Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at 6 pm July 11-14 at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve.

Wednesday, July 16

The Danish Widow, a mystery involving a female insurance investigator who battles wits with a formidable Danish widow, will be on stage at the Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater. The play will feature actress Kyra Sedgwick and is written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award-, Pulitzer Prize-, and Oscar-winning author of Doubt, Moonstruck, and Outside Mullingar. Show times are 8 pm July 16-19 and 22-26; 2 pm July 19, 26, and 27; and 5 pm July 20.

Friday, July 18

As part of its Inside Look Workshops, Powerhouse Theater will present Laugh at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. The comedy follows the character of Mabel, a wealthy orphan, after she’s been shipped off to a scheming aunt and long-lost cousin. Performance times are 8 pm July 18 and 19 and 2 and 7 pm July 20.

The Powerhouse Apprentice Company will perform William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 7 pm July 18-21 at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve.

Sunday, July 20

The Powerhouse Apprentice Company will perform Margaret Namulyanga’s Privileged Life of Cats at 3 pm July 20 and 8 pm July 21 at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. The story follows a lesbian couple in Uganda after they are outed in a local tabloid. In addition to the play, there will be a conversation about global LGBT identity and the recent anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda.

Friday, July 25

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will host Gallery Talk: Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art at noon. Mary-Kay Lombino, the art center’s curator of contemporary art and photography, will share her unique curatorial perspective on the summer exhibition Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art.

Powerhouse Theater will offer productions of its musical workshop, A Walk on the Moon, at the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. Show times are 8 pm July 25 and 26 and 2 and 7:30 pm July 27. With music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman, the story is set in a Catskill Mountains bungalow colony in the summer of 1969 and follows the personal crisis of Pearl Kantrowitz.

David Hyde Pierce

Powerhouse Theater’s Reading Festival will take place at noon July 25-27 at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. The readings and the directors include The Invisible Hand by Ken Rus Schmoll, American Pop by Trip Cullman, Turn Me Loose by John Gould Rubin, Ripcord by David Hyde Pierce, and Dry Land by Adrienne Campbell-Holt.

—Photo of David Hyde Pierce by ©Joan Marcus.