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Box Office: (610) 921-7547
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Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

60 minutes before a Concert Series/
Star Series Performance and 90
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Calendar of Events

CS – Concert Series    EE – Experience Event   TAD – Teens After Dark
G&G – Green & Growing (Student Production)
MG: Main Gallery; PS: Project Space
* For prices/tickets, call the CFA Box Office at 610-921-7547 or purchase online at www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.

Exhibitions and programs at the Freedman Gallery and in the visual arts are proudly sponsored by: The Silverweed Foundation, The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Family Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council.

Musical Programs at Albright College are proudly sponsored by The William E. Maier Memorial Concert Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council.




AUGUST

Brian GlazeBrian GlazeBrian Glaze, Television
Aug. 30–Oct. 14, Freedman Gallery

Brian Glaze, Implements
Aug. 30–Dec. 17, Freedman Gallery

  • Lecture, Thur., Sept. 1, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
  • Reception, Thur., Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m. 

This fall, the Freedman Gallery opens its 2016-2017 season by featuring the multi-sensory work of sculptor Brian Glaze, the newest faculty member in the art department.  Glaze’s work, Television, will be installed in the foyer, with a larger collection of his work on display in the main gallery under the title, Implements.  Glaze’s work explores themes of consumerism, technology and manufacturing, and presents new meaning to found objects by using microprocessors for video and audio components that are triggered by audience interaction and participation.

The Freedman at 40, the Mural Project
Aug. 30–Oct. 14, Freedman Gallery

  • Closing Reception, Fri., Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m. 

Artist, educator and alumna Brandy (Lagmorsino) O’Neill ’12 will create a temporary mural in the project space to kick off a year-long celebration to honor the Freedman Gallery’s 40th anniversary. An outline for the mural will be on display at the opening reception for Brian Glaze on Sept. 1. Lagmorsino will work with Albright students and other interested volunteer groups to add details and elements to the mural on select days starting Aug. 22 and going through the run of the exhibition. The final version will be unveiled at a closing reception. Come in several times to check on the progress of the project and to vote on additions to the mural.


SEPTEMBER

Art Jam

Brian Glaze
Lecture, Thur., Sept. 1, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE
Reception, Thur., Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m.

Art Jam
Thur., Sept. 1, 7-10 p.m., Mary Miss Amphitheatre

Just for students! After you’ve signed up for your favorite clubs during the Activities Fair and you’ve visited the Freedman Gallery for the opening of three amazing exhibitions, chill with friends, cool off with ice cream, and enjoy live comedy, music and fashion performances, then dance the night away under the stars at the Open Dance After-Party. Organized by ASTEP, our campus chapter of Artists Striving to End Poverty. Save Sept. 16 and Oct. 7 for ASTEP’s First Friday Performances, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

24-Hour Theatre Project
Fri.–Sat., Sept. 2–3, Albright Court, performance on Sat., 8 p.m.
Visit the Domino Players Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/DPTheaterCompany 

Fashion Welcome Reception
Tues., Sept. 6, 4-5:30 p.m., CFA Mezzanine
Learn about the exciting events that are happening this year in the fashion department, and tour the new fashion sewing lab. Refreshments will be served. Door prizes, too! All are welcome.

WXACWXAC‘s Concert Series at the Pond
Hesse’s Hot Jazz & The Reading Samba School
Wed., Sept. 7, 6–7:30 p.m., Sylvan Pond 

72-Hour Film Festival
Kick-off on Thur., Sept. 8, 5 p.m., Film Lab, CFA Art Wing, first floor, ends with screening on Sun., Sept. 11, 8 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
The Cinema Club’s annual event allows you to work in teams to produce short films over a 72-hour period that will be screened at the end of the event. For more information contact tabitha.spina001@albright.edu or kasualowensfields@gmail.com.

Children’s Theatre: Make a Play
Sat.–Sun., Sept. 10–11, 1 p.m., Roop Hall

WXAC‘s Concert Series at the Pond
Rockman Blues Band EE
Wed., Sept. 14, 6–7:30 p.m., Sylvan Pond

ASTEP First Friday Performance
Fri., Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

Meet and Make

Meet & Make: Tie-Dye Mania
Mon., Sept. 19, 4-6 p.m., Albright’s Organic Community Garden
Celebrate the fall harvest of Albright’s community organic garden and learn basic tie-dying techniques. Create colorful patterns on T-shirts and scarves using natural dyes collected from indigo and calendula grown in our own organic garden and combined with synthetic formulas. Contact Beth to register, 610-921-7776 or bkrumholz@albright.edu. Open to the public. 

Drum Circle
Wed., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Open to all and organized by religious studies, our interactive drum circle features instruction by Zenergy and is part of Wellness Week, Sept. 19-23.

WXAC‘s Concert Series at the Pond
Sweet Plantain EE
Wed., Sept. 21, 6–7:30 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Drum Circle
Wed., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Organized by Religious Studies, featuring instruction by Zenergy, part of Wellness Week, Sept. 19-23.

Soviet Purgatory: Laughter is the Best Medicine
Wed., Sept. 21, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show, part of Wellness Week, Sept. 19-23.

Meet and MakeMeet & Make: Dharma Art
Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge
Dharma Art is a combined practice of meditation and art exercises designed to free your creative spirit, calm your soul, nourish your heart and grow your mind. Learn techniques for mark making with an emphasis on process versus product. Led by Beth Krumholz. A Wellness Week activity.

WXACWXAC‘s Concert Series at the Pond
Albright’s Got Chops EE
Wed., Sept. 28, 6–7:30 p.m., Sylvan Pond
Features performances by the Albright Angels, Mane Men and Big Cat Jazz Ensemble.

DoubtDoubt, a Parable by John Patrick Shanley
Thur.–Sat., Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 8 p.m., & Sun., Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., Sept. 29, follows show
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Sept. 30, follows performance, Roop Hall 

Join us for the Domino Players’ first production of the 2016-2017 season. Directed by Alexis Jenofsky ’17, Doubt is set in the Bronx, N.Y., 1964, just as the winds of change start sweeping through St. Nicholas Church School. Father Flynn, a young and charismatic priest, begins advocating progressive reform of the school's strict customs and doctrine, much to the chagrin of Sister Aloysius Beauvier, Saint Nicholas's rigid and self-righteous principal. Looking for wrongdoing in every corner, Sister Aloysius believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin when she hears Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled boy. Without a shred of evidence except her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius begins a crusade to both unearth the truth and expunge Father Flynn from the school, igniting a battle that threatens to tear apart the church and school with devastating consequences. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Call or visit the Box Office for tickets/prices at 610-921-7547 or purchase securely online at http://albright.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.

Dali Quartet EE
Fri., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Women’s Center of Reading (bus departs at 6:45 p.m.)
Hispanic music with classical flair. Sign up sheet in the CFA Main Office, rm. 124, across from Roop Hall. FREE but limited seating, must reserve spot at least 48 hours in advance. Trip organized by the department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literature.


OCTOBER

Doubt, a Parable by John Patrick Shanley *EE
Thur.–Sat., Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 8 p.m., & Sun., Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Alexis Jenofsky ’17. 

International Film Series #1: Mike Kuchar (in person) *EE
Tues., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
On a short, east-coast tour from his home in San Francisco, the legendary underground video and filmmaker, who recently presented a week-long program of his work at the Tate Modern in London, joins us to share his latest creations. 

ASTEP First Friday Performance
Fri., Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge 

Choral Pops EE
Sat., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Albright’s four choral ensembles—Albright Angels, Mane Men, Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale—deliver unforgettable interpretations of popular songs from across the ages. Adlai Binger, conductor. 

The Freedman at 40, the Mural Project
Aug. 30–Oct. 14, Freedman Gallery (PS)

  • Closing Reception, Fri., Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m. 

Albright Angels & Mane Men 2016 Tour
Fri., Oct. 14–Tues., Oct. 18 

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show.

Reading 1974
Oct. 19–Dec. 17, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)

This documentary captures the essence of Reading, Pa., in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutted and redesigned to make way for the "the future." The film captures its subject at exactly the point when what seemed unique and special about this rather old-fashioned, Pennsylvania Dutch, urban center was rapidly disappearing. This 16mm portrait was the first film to receive a production grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and was shown at film venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Museum of Modern Art’s "What's Happening" series. As the years have passed, the filmmakers have observed it evolve into both a fascinating 1970's time capsule and a poignant cinematic elegy.

  • Reception, Tues., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.
  • Screening & Panel, Tues., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE

Music Faculty Showcase EE
Sun., Oct. 23, 3 p.m., Roop Hall
Includes performances by Jeffrey Lentz, tenor; Tamara Black, soprano; A.J. Merlino, percussion; Lars Potteiger, piano; Jesse Clark, cello; John Pankratz, cello; Brian Levering, guitar; Dana Weiderhold; and a jazz ensemble that includes Mike Eben and Tim Gross. 

Black is Beautiful
Oct. 25–Dec. 17, Freedman Gallery (PS)
This suite of colored engravings in mixed media by artist Michel Mathonnat was inspired by the poetry of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of Senegal.

  • Reception, Tues., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.

International Film Series #2: Reading 1974 (1975, 1 hour, 2 min.) by Gary Adlestein, Costa Mantas & Jerry Orr *EE
Tues., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

This documentary captures the essence of Reading, Pa., in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutted and redesigned to make way for the "the future." The film captures its subject at exactly the point when what seemed unique and special about this rather old-fashioned, Pennsylvania Dutch, urban center was rapidly disappearing. This 16mm portrait was the first film to receive a production grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and was shown at film venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Museum of Modern Art’s "What's Happening" series. As the years have passed, the filmmakers have observed it evolve into both a fascinating 1970's time capsule and a poignant cinematic elegy. Filmmakers Adlestein and Orr will join us for a lively Q&A following the screening.


NOVEMBER

ASTEP First Friday Performance
Fri., Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge 

Make Democracy Great Again, or, The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime…That Is Until the Next One by Matt Fotis *EE
Fri.–Sat., Nov. 4–5, 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m., & Mon., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

A Domino Players production directed by Matt Fotis. Enjoy this sketch comedy revue that explores the 2016 U.S. presidential election in all of its grandeur, glory and absurdity. It’s not just Trump v. Clinton, American Democracy is on the line. So join us for a trip that promises to be three parts hilarious, two parts poignant, and approximately three-quarters of a part weird. Make Democracy Great Again will bring you back to the halcyon days of your first election…unless this is your first election. Then, it won’t. Democracy!

  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Nov. 4, follows performance, Roop Hall
  • Talkback & Reception, Sat., Nov. 5, follows show
  • Political Science Panel, Mon., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall 

Business of Fashion Forum *EE
Sat., Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Roessner Hall, $10
Join us for a day of informative sessions and networking with alumni and regional industry leaders in design, merchandising and marketing. Includes lunch and additional break-out sessions in the morning and afternoon with a closing keynote by Elizabeth L. Cline, author of Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. Keynote is free and open to all. 

Soviet Purgatory: Post American Election Extravaganza
Wed., Nov. 9, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show. 

Albright Idol
Sat., Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Just like the TV show, with all your local favorites instead. Who will win this year’s top honor? 

International Film Series #3: A Night of Surrealist Films *
Tues., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
A program of short films from the 1920s and ‘30s along with a few contemporary works will be screened including works by Salvador Dali, Luis Bunuel, Germaine Dulac, Man Ray and others. 

Domino Players Studio: Short Play Festival
Thur., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre 

Big Cat Jazz Concert EE
Fri., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel 

Symphonic Band Concert EE
Sat., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel 

Sunday Sinfonia at Albright College EE
Sun., Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Memorial Chapel 

International Film Series #4: Frenzy (1972, 116 min.) by Alfred Hitchcock *
Tues., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
Late Hitchcock, arguably his last, great film. 

Spring 2017 Fashion Trend Forecast
Wed., Nov. 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
Screening of Fashion Group International’s DVD forecast of spring 2017 trends. Discussion to follow with panel of local business owners.


DECEMBER

ASTEP First Friday Performance
Fri., Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge 

Albright Dance Team Recital
Sat., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Gospel Choir Concert
Sat., Dec. 3, 4 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Sacred music with style! The fall 2016 gospel concert includes performances by the Albright College Gospel Ensemble and Praise Dance Ministry.

Albright’s Christmas & Seasonal Readings
Thur., Dec. 8, 7-8 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge
You are cordially invited to participate in the annual holiday celebration organized by Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, and featuring readings of original works and seasonal classics along with Christmas music and refreshments.

Fashion Lion Release Party
Fri, Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

Xion Step Team Dance Showcase*
Fri., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., TBD.

Black-Tie Optional
Fri., Dec. 9, 9 p.m., Roop Hall
Improvisational comedy brought to you by Less Than or Equal To. 

Sounds of the Season, a Choral Concert EE
Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Celebrate the music of Christmas with Albright’s four choral ensembles—Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale. 

Roar Like a Lion, Music Student Recital
Sun., Dec. 11, 3 p.m., Roop Hall
Albright’s end-of-the-semester student recital offers a variety of vocal and instrumental performances. 


JANUARY

The Freedman at 40, a Documentary Project
Jan. 3–March 10, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)
In honor of the Freedman’s 40th anniversary, students in ARA 390 – Project Management will research, write, shoot, edit and produce a short documentary video detailing the history and significant contributions the Freedman Gallery has made toward advancing contemporary art in the local community. 

This Is the Freedman at 40
Jan. 26–April 23, Freedman Gallery (MG)
Curated by CFA director, David Tanner, and gallery curator, Erin Riley-Lopez along with students from ARA 390 – Project Management, the exhibition will use the Gallery’s permanent collection and vast collection of related print material to tell the 40-year story of the Freedman Gallery’s history, highlighting the artwork, major exhibitions, events and people who have contributed to 40 years of showcasing the best contemporary American art.

  • Panel Discussion, Thur., Jan. 26, 4-5 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE
  • Opening Reception, Thur., Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m.
  • Closing Reception, Sun., April 23, 1-3 p.m.

Ink Travels, a Printmaking Collective
Jan. 26–March 5, Freedman Gallery (PS)
Ink Travels is an assemblage of prints, developed with a myriad of printmaking traditional and cutting-edge processes, that were created to celebrate the contributions and teaching career of Sydney Cross, a professor of art at Clemson University whose influence spanned more than three decades of artists. The resulting collection is a dynamic visual documentation of knowledge and memories that celebrate an incredible teacher.

ASTEP First Friday Performance
Fri., Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge 


FEBRUARY

5th Annual Albright Improv Festival *EE
Sat., Feb. 4
Improvisational comedy troupes from the area’s regional colleges including West Chester University, Drexel University and the University of Maryland, join Albright groups Soviet Purgatory and Less Than or Equal To, along with additional regional groups and a professional headliner, for a day of laughter and learning.

  • Workshops, noon–4 p.m., Roop Hall, Green Room, Alumni Hall EE
  • Mini-Conference, 4–5:30 p.m., Roop Hall
  • Showcase *, 7 p.m., Roop Hall, $5 

ASTEP First Friday Performance
Fri., Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge 

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage *EE
Thur.–Sat., Feb. 23–25, 8 p.m., & Sun., Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Julia Matthews. 

In 1905, Esther, an independent but lonely African-American seamstress, earns her living making beautiful corsets for other women. When a Caribbean stranger starts a long-distance correspondence with her, Esther begins dreaming of an intimate life of her own. Against the background of a rapidly changing New York City, Esther and the other migrant characters pull against the social constraints that lace them even more tightly than corset strings. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage chronicles the hopes and heartbreaks of ordinary people in this haunting drama.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., Feb. 23, follows show
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Feb. 24, follows Talkback, Roop Hall
  • Panel co-hosted by the local chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), Mon., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge 

MARCH

ComicsComics & Conversation with Corey McCarty
Thur., March 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Center
Corey McCarty, graphic artist and owner of Locust Moon in Philadelphia, will talk about this creative process and show samples of his original work, while offering unique editions for sale. Stop by to browse or chat before or after dinner in the Caf. 

ASTEP First Friday Performance
Fri., March 3, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge 

Movie Music, a Choral Concert EE
Sat., March 4, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel
The Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale will perform well-known works connected to movies. 

RMTA Adjudications & Recital

  • Sat., March 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Roop Hall, Music Studios 5 & 6, CFA Office
  • Sun., March 12, 1-5 p.m., Roop Hall

RMF Scholarship Auditions

  • Sat., March 18, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Memorial Chapel, Roop Hall, Music Studios 1-6, CFA Office & Mezzanine
  • Sun., March 19, 11 a.m-9 p.m., Memorial Chapel, Roop Hall, Music Studios 1-6, CFA Office & Mezzanine

A Moveable Feast
March 21–April 23, Freedman Gallery (PS)
Invitational exhibition of regional artists and artisans whose work focuses on food and table related items that will collectively be arranged in an immersive environment with a table setting set for a grand feast.

  • Opening Reception, Thur., March 23, 5-7 p.m.
  • Closing Reception & Auction, Fri., April 21, 7-11 p.m.

Alison Ho: Ethnically Ambiguous Asian
March 21–May 21, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)

Ho works with narrative, language, and identity, crafting pieces based on personal experience. She believes the construction of cultural identity is an ongoing process, which cannot be merely picked and chosen. As an artist, her cultural identity—being Chinese-American, multilingual, female, from the Bay Area—is wholly integrated within and cannot be separated from her artistic practice. Therefore, her work is confessional, using her own life details to examine broader themes of Asian-American identity and the flexing boundaries of public vs. private. Her work also examines the negotiations, experiences, and expectations of different, sometimes contradicting, cultural values and directions.

Drum Circle
Wed., March 22, 7:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Organized by Religious Studies, featuring instruction by Michael Clipman and Mark Seaman of Zenergy. 

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., March 22, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show. 

Roop Hall’s Drag Race
Sat., March 25, 8 p.m., Albright Court 

International Film Series #5 *
Tues., March 28, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall


APRIL

International Film Series #6 *
Tues., April 4, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall 

Fashion Alumni Panel & Dinner
Fri., April 7

  • Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., CFA Mezzanine
  • Panel, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall 

5th Annual Music Business Forum EE
Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Roessner Hall
The fifth annual Music Business Forum will feature presentations with current music industry professionals along with special performances. FREE with advance registration required; contact amerlino@albright.edu.

Poetry Out LoudPoetry Out Loud
Tues., April 11, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Mary Miss Amphitheater (rain location: CFA Mezzanine)
Bring a brown bag lunch or grab-and-go from Jake’s, pull up a slice of lawn, and settle in for a relaxing mid-day break while you listen to students and colleagues recite some of their favorite verse. Surprise us with some of your own original poetry and help celebrate “National Poetry Month.” For more information, contact Beth at 610-921-7547 or bkrumholz@albright.edu.  

International Film Series #7 *
Tues., April 11, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall 

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., April 12, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show. 

International Film Series #8 *
Tues., April 18, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall 

Big Cat Jazz Concert EE
Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

A Moveable Feast
March 21–April 23, Freedman Gallery (PS)

  • Closing Reception & Auction, Fri., April 21, 7-11 p.m. 

Symphonic Band Concert EE
Sat., April 22, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel 

This Is the Freedman at 40
Closing Reception, Sun., April 23, 1-3 p.m. 

Sunday Sinfonia at Albright College EE
Sun., April 23, 3 p.m., Memorial Chapel 

International Film Series #9 *
Tues., April 25, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall 

The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan *EE
Thur.–Sat., April 27–29, 8 p.m. & Sun., April 30, 1 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players and Music Department co-production directed by Jeffrey Lentz ’85.

Lock up your daughters, the pirates are coming to town! As the curtain rises on this swashbuckling and mellifluous romance, we meet Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and searches for the maiden of his dreams. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters—mayhem ensues. This sparklingly witty operetta on the subject of romance and duty in the age of Queen Victoria makes for a perfect final act to our season.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., April 27, follows performance
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., April 28, follows performance, Roop Hall

MAY

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre EE
Mon., May 1, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
May 2–May 12, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS)

This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright students created over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Juror: Susan Biebuyck, painter and graphic designer, gallery director at Studio B, Boyertown.

  • Award Ceremony & Reception, Thur., May 4, 5-7 p.m.

International Film Series #10 *
Tues., May 2, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall 

Emerging Voices from Domino Players Studio EE
Wed., May 3, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
Domino Players’ Studio hosts the second of two short play festivals featuring original plays and projects that are written, acted, directed, designed and stage-managed by Albright students. 

Annual Albright Student Film Festival *
Thur., May 4, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
The Cinema Club presents an evening of short films, produced by current Albright students. Interested in submitting a film or video, contact cinemaclub@albright.edu.

Beach Party Bonanza VI, Electric Boogaloo V, Dreams Come True IV
Fri., May 5, 6 p.m., CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre
Less Than or Equal To’s al frecso improv spring finale showcase.

Xion Step Team Dance Showcase *
Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
And don’t forget the after-party in Jake’s; $3 students at door. 

Children’s Theatre of Albright: Charlie Whit and the Mother’s Day Caper
Sat., May 6, 1 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge
Everyone’s favorite mayor of Reading, Charlie Whit, is faced with solving the city’s latest mystery—The Reading Public Museum has disappeared! Families and kids will enjoy this original piece by the Children’s Theatre of Albright.

Albright’s Annual Fashion Showcase *EE
Sat., May 6, $5/$10 students advance/door, $10/$15 adult advance/door, $25 VIP advance only/reserved seating and private reception
Celebrate the hard work of Albright’s student fashion designers and merchandisers through exhibition displays and a high-energy runway show.

  • Runway Show #1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
  • Exhibition, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Roop Hall
  • Runway Show #2, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
  • VIP Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freedman Gallery 

Celebrate Spring, a Choral Concert EE
Sat., May 6, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Say farewell to the graduating seniors in Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale in their final performance of the season. 

Albright Dance Team Recital
Sun., May 7, 2:30 p.m., TBD 

Roar Like a Lion, Music Student Recital
Mon., May 8, 7 p.m., Roop Hall
Albright’s end-of-the-semester student recital offers a variety of vocal and instrumental performances. 


Art Departments at Albright College

The Center for the Arts houses five different academic departments.  All of the departments exhibit or perform their work both in the CFA and around campus.


Student Arts Organizations

The Center for the Arts is home to many student art groups including: