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On Campus - July 2019 Preview

A selection from Stephen Kenney's exhibition in the Palmer Gallery.

Thursday, July 11

The James W. Palmer III Gallery, located in the College Center, presents Geometries of Color: Drawings by Stephen Kenney through August 1. A public-school math and statistics teacher for over 30 years, Kenney began a second career as an artist and yoga instructor after retiring from the classroom. His drawings are visual representations of both mathematics and yoga. More than 30 drawings engage viewers with the sensitive use of color and intricate geometric patterns.

 At 6:00pm the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, in conjunction with the Powerhouse Theater Training Program, will present “Keep Your Head Above Water so as Not to Sink: A Soundpainting Performance” as part of the weekly event series Late Night at the Lehman Loeb. The event will take place in the Art Center. Also presented July 18 and 25.

A previous sound-painting event at FLLAC

Friday, July 12

At 7:00pm at the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns, the Powerhouse Theater Training Program will present Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare and adapted and directed by Devin Kawaoka. Through July 14.

At 8:00pm in the Martel Theater in the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film there will be a performance of The Elementary Spacetime Show, a musical workshop presentation directed by Sarah Benson and written by César Alvarez and Emily Orling. A young girl attempts suicide and wakes up trapped in a cosmic vaudevillian game show that she must win in order to enter the void of death. Through July 14.

Saturday, July 13

At 5:00pm in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater there will be a performance of Sanctuary City, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Rebecca Frecknall.

Thursday, July 18

Playwright Beth Henley

At 8:00pm in the Powerhouse Theater there will be a performance of Lightning (or The Unbuttoning), directed by Mark Brokaw and written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley. In a cabin high on a peak surrounded by the blue mountains and a vibrant, swirling ky, a young woman is visited by a traveling salesman as a lightning storm brews. A mysterious, mystical visitor, he awakens in her the promise and the peril of something more. The July 23rd and July 27 matinee will be followed by post-show discussions. See schedule through July 28.

Friday, July 19 

At 7:00pm in the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns, the Powerhouse Theater Training Program will present William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, adapted and directed by Andrew Willis-Woodward. Through July 21.

At 8:00pm in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater there will be a reading of Becky Nurse of Salem, by Sarah Ruhl.

Saturday, July 20

At 12:00pm in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater there will be a reading of Delusion by Proxy by Brooke Adams, directed by Ethan Silverman.

At 5:00pm in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater there will be a reading of The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin, written by Jessica Huang, directed by Lee Sunday Evans.

Sunday, July 21

At 4:00pm in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater there will be a reading of The Excavation of Mary Anning by Ian August, directed by Sammi Cannold.

At 7:30pm in the Mug in the College Center there will be a performance of From One to Another: Rites of Passage for Our Times, created and directed by Emily Mendelsohn and members of the Training Company. Through July 22.

At 8:00pm in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater there will be a performance of The Best We Could (A Family Tragedy) by Emily Feldman, directed by Daniel Aukin. There will be a post-show discussion after the July 27 matinee. See schedule through July 27.

Friday, July 26

At 8:00pm in the Martel Theater in the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film there will be a performance of Goddess, directed by Saheem Ali, written by Jocelyn Bioh, and with music and lyrics by Michael Thurber. A young man returns home to the African coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, to marry his betrothed and step into his family’s political dynasty. But when he visits a steamy Aafro-jazz club and the stomping ground of his youth he finds himself drawn to a beautiful, mysterious new singer. See schedule through July 28.

 Saturday, July 27

At 2:00pm and 7:30pm, the New Works Play Festival, written and directed by members of the Powerhouse Training Company, will be presented. Location(s) to be announced.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, July 11, 2019