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Center for the Arts at Albright College

 

Contact us:
Center for the Arts: (610) 921-7715
Box Office: (610) 921-7547
boxoffice@albright.edu

Box Office Hours:

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

60 minutes before a Concert Series/
Star Series Performance and 90
minutes before a Domino Production.

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Center for the Arts 

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.



SEPTEMBER

2 WXAC’s Concert at the Pond #1 EE
Peter & Jane Brye, cello & harp
6 p.m., Sylvan Pond

image3 La Huella Múltiple EE
La Huella Múltiple, a print portfolio from the Freedman Gallery collection donated by Alex and Carole Rosenberg, commemorates the tenth anniversary of the printmaking exhibition
that took place in Havana, Cuba and various U.S. cities from 1996 through 2006.

  • Gallery Talk & Hands-on Activity, Thur., Sept. 3, 4-5 p.m. EE
  • Reception, Thur., Sept. 3, 5 p.m.

3 Art Jam
7-10 p.m., CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre

9 WXAC‘s Concert at the Pond #2 EE
Chris Heslop & The New Orleans Sound
6 p.m., Sylvan Pond

12-13 Children’s Theatre: Make a Play*
Little ones can take the stage and help us bring classic stories and their favorite fairytales to dramatic life.
1 p.m., Roop Hall

16 WXAC’s Concert at the Pond #3 EE
The Joybells, the handbell choir of Melmark
6 p.m., Sylvan Pond

22 International Film Series #1*
Rabbit Proof Fence
(2002, 93 min.) by Phillip Noyce
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

23 WXAC’s Concert at the Pond #4 EE
Albright Past, Present & Future, starring alumna Melissa Flores
6 p.m., Sylvan Pond

26 B.A.D. Co. Interactive Latin Dance Party* EE
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

28 Fall Hat Fashions
4 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

28 The Kinsey Sicks
7 p.m., Memorial Chapel

29 International Film Series #2*
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
(1953, 83 min.) by Jacques Tati
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

30 Banned Books Read-Out
12:45 p.m., Gingrich Library

30 Carlos Andres Gomez
7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

30 WXAC’s Concert at the Pond #5 EE
Marty Grosz, jazz guitarist & vocalist
6 p.m., Sylvan Pond


October

image1 Clare Grill, The Names of Objects Might as Well Fall Off
Recently profiled in The New York Times article “Distinct Prisms in an Ever-Shifting Kaleidoscope” as one of five female artists who have “put their stamp on the current gallery moment,” New York City-based artist Clare Grill will present several new largescale abstract paintings.

  • See Art, Make Art, Fri., Aug. 28, 9-11 p.m.
  • Lecture – Thur., Oct. 1, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE
  • Reception – Thur., Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m.

image1-3 Marybeth Mary Roth* EE
An all-girls Catholic high school, an exclusive scholarship to the most prestigious women’s college in the world and cookie sales to decide the winner. From award-winning playwright and assistant professor of theatre, Matt Fotis, Ph.D., comes the comedy that’s always been inside Glengarry Glen Ross. Directed by Matt Fotis.
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

4 Marybeth Mary Roth* EE
An all-girls Catholic high school, an exclusive scholarship to the most prestigious women’s college in the world and cookie sales to decide the winner. From award-winning playwright and assistant professor of theatre, Matt Fotis, Ph.D., comes the comedy that’s always been inside Glengarry Glen Ross. Directed by Matt Fotis.
2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

6 International Film Series #3*
Battle Royale
(2000, 113 min.) by Kinji Fukasaku
In Japanese with English subtitles.
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

7 Drum Circle
7:30 p.m., Roop Hall

10 Choral Pops EE
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

11 Roop Hall’s Drag Race & Dance Party
First Show, 7 p.m.
Open Dance, 8:30 p.m.
Second Show, 10 p.m.

15 Gallagher Lecture: Jeff Chu
4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

21 International Film Series #4*
Mike Kuchar IN-PERSON
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

24 Local Legends: Short Plays About Famous Berks Countians
New play reading series with the Reading Theater Project. From Taylor Swift to Shorty Long these original short plays investigate some of the most famous residents of Berks County. Includes new plays by Sue Lange and Vicki Haller Graff.
7 p.m., Roop Hall

25 Music Faculty Showcase EE
7:30 p.m., Roop Hall

27 International Film Series #5*
Black Sunday (a.k.a. The Mask of Satan)
(1960, 83 min.) by Mario Bava
In Italian with English subtitles.
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

30-31 Hocus Pocus*
Organized by ACTS. Film screening with shadow cast performance. For information contact thespians@albright.edu or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACThespianSociety.
8 p.m., Roop Hall


November

3 International Film Series #6*
Viridiana
(1961, 90 min.) by Luis Bunuel
In Spanish with English subtitles.
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

image5 Metaphysics in the Temporal World
Featuring Haitian-American artists Claes Gabriel, Ocean Morisset, and Asser Saint-Val. Exhibition dissects the theories of metaphysics and how individuals and their stories are
connected to the physical and supernatural world. The exhibit explores the transcendence of philosophy, science and history by focusing on artwork that captures the intersection
of thoughts and the spiritual connections to the larger temporal world. Metaphysics is a celebration of mind, body and energy! Guest curated by Florcy Morisset.

  • Lecture, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE
  • Reception, 5-7 p.m., Freedman Gallery

7 Business of Fashion Forum* EE
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Roessner Hall

7 Albright Idol
7 p.m., Memorial Chapel

10 International Film Series #7* EE
Moolaade
(2004, 124 min.) by Osmane Sembene
In French and Bambara with English subtitles.
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

image12-14 Clybourne Park* EE
On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race. September 1959: in a provocative nod to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Russ and Bev have inadvertently sold their house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown. September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands—this time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Loving thy neighbor proves the ultimate challenge in this ferociously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning satire that explores race and real estate in America. Directed by Jeffrey Lentz.
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

14 Gospel Choir Concert
3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

15 Clybourne Park* EE
On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race. September 1959: in a provocative nod to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Russ and Bev have inadvertently sold their house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown. September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands—this time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Loving thy neighbor proves the ultimate challenge in this ferociously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning satire that explores race and real estate in America. Directed by Jeffrey Lentz.
2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

17 International Film Series #8*
Double Indeminity
(1944, 108 min.) by Billy Wilder
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

19-21 Menchy Music Piano Sale
by appointment, Roop Hall

21 Symphonic Band Concert EE
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

22 String Chamber Orchestra & Big Cat Jazz Ensemble Concert EE
Sun., Nov. 23, 3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

30 Spring 2016 Fashion Trend Forecast
4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall


December

imageGame Over
Dec. 1, 2015–March 11, 2016, Project Space
While many video game exhibitions have focused on the graphic/design nature of gaming, this exhibition will focus more on the narrative/storytelling aspects of the industry. Cocurated by Erin Riley-Lopez, curator of the Freedman Gallery, and Eammon Kiyomura.

  • Panel, Thur., Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE
  • Cheetos & Mountain Dew Playoff, Fri., Dec. 11, 8-11 p.m., Freedman Gallery

1 International Film Series #9* EE
eXistenZ
(1999, 97 min.) by David Cronenberg
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

5 Amahl and the Night Visitor EE
On a cold winter’s night in the little town of Bethlehem, a crippled shepherd boy named Amahl and his mother are visited by three majestic wise men who have traveled from afar to offer precious gifts to the Christ child. With nothing else to offer, Amahl hands his crutch to the kings as a gift for the newborn babe. The young lad’s selfless act has a miraculous consequence. Join us as Berks Opera Company, in collaboration with the Albright Angels and Mane Men, present a concert version of this classic holiday opera by Gian Carlo Menotti.
$5 students, $10 all others
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

6 Amahl and the Night Visitor EE
On a cold winter’s night in the little town of Bethlehem, a crippled shepherd boy named Amahl and his mother are visited by three majestic wise men who have traveled from afar to offer precious gifts to the Christ child. With nothing else to offer, Amahl hands his crutch to the kings as a gift for the newborn babe. The young lad’s selfless act has a miraculous consequence. Join us as Berks Opera Company, in collaboration with the Albright Angels and Mane Men, present a concert version of this classic holiday opera by Gian Carlo Menotti.
$5 students, $10 all others
2:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

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

8 International Film Series #10*
Under the Skin
(2013, 108 min.) by Jonathan Glazer
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

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

image10 Game Over
While many video game exhibitions have focused on the graphic/design nature of gaming, this exhibition will focus more on the narrative/storytelling aspects of the industry. Cocurated
by Erin Riley-Lopez, curator of the Freedman Gallery, and Eammon Kiyomura.

  • Panel, Thur., Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE

11 Game Over
While many video game exhibitions have focused on the graphic/design nature of gaming, this exhibition will focus more on the narrative/storytelling aspects of the industry. Cocurated
by Erin Riley-Lopez, curator of the Freedman Gallery, and Eammon Kiyomura.

  • Cheetos & Mountain Dew Playoff, Fri., Dec. 11, 8-11 p.m., Freedman Gallery

11 Xion Step Team Dance Showcase
7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

11 Black-Tie Optional Improv
9 p.m., Roop Hall

12 Sounds of the Season EE
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

13 Roar Like a Lion, Student Recitals EE
3 p.m., Roop Hall

18-19 It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play*
Reinhold’s Brickhouse Theater Company returns to Albright College for an encore presentation of our smash hit, co-production of this holiday classic directed by Mark Flannery and presented in association with Playscripts, Inc.
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

20 It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play*
Reinhold’s Brickhouse Theater Company returns to Albright College for an encore presentation of our smash hit, co-production of this holiday classic directed by Mark Flannery and presented in association with Playscripts, Inc.
2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre


JANUARY

imageJulia Oldham: Recent Video
Jan. 12-March 11, Foyer
Julia Oldham creates fantasy worlds combining live action and traditional animation in her videos. Through a collision of digital and labor-intensive physical process, she is able to insert her hand and imagination into the landscape as living characters. In this way, she creates fairytales in which she has dreamlike encounters with animated birds and coyotes while exploring space and pursuing other scientific experiments.

imageEye of the Collector
Jan. 26–March 11, Main Gallery
Organized in collaboration with the Reading Public Museum, the Freyberger Gallery at Penn State Berks, and the Jewish Cultural Center, this exhibition highlights the collection of Sigmund Balka, New York, who has amassed a collection of works from Europe and America that focus on artists of the 19th-20th centuries “as they encountered the challenges of modernity. The Balka Collection depicts the Jewish journey over the past two centuries…” The Freedman Gallery exhibition will include a selection of roughly 25 works on paper by artists such as Leon Golub, Joyce Kozloff, Larry Rivers, and Raphael Soyer, among others.

  • Reception – Thur., Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m., Freedman Gallery
  • Lecture & Reception, Sun., Jan. 31, 3-5 p.m., Reading Public Museum

28 Eye of the Collector
Reception, 5-7 p.m., Freedman Gallery

30 Patriotic, Iowa by Matt Fotis
New play reading series with the Reading Theater Project. The mayor of the small town of Patriotic, Iowa, has just died, leaving the fate of the town’s biggest employer up in the air. Can a recently fired teacher turned diner waitress win the mayoral runoff and save the town? A comedy about what it means to be an American.
7 p.m., Roop Hall

31 Eye of the Collector
Lecture & Reception, 3-5 p.m.,
Reading Public Museum


FEBRUARY

6 4th Annual Improv Festival
Workshop, noon.-5 p.m., Roop Hall & Campus Center South Lounge EE
Mini-Conference, 4-5:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Showcase, 7 p.m., Roop Hall*

12 V-Day * EE
Organized by ACTS. For information contact thespians@albright.edu or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACThespianSociety.
7 p.m., Roop Hall

13 V-Day * EE
Organized by ACTS. For information contact thespians@albright.edu or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACThespianSociety.
2:30 p.m., Roop Hall

image18-20 4.48 Psychosis* EE
In 1999, the celebrated British playwright and provocateur, Sarah Kane, took her life by hanging herself. Shortly before she died, this tortured and talented writer penned one last act of love to the theatre world—a kaleidoscopic meditation on the unbearable intensity of life titled, 4.48 Psychosis. The Domino Players Company is honored to present this hauntingly
beautiful work that tackles the taboo subjects of suicide and depression. Kane’s poetic text invites us into a splintered world of language and images that paints an unflinching portrait of a tortured mind preparing for a final shut down. Directed by Sarah Crake ’16. For mature audiences only.
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

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

image26-27 Norway.Today* EE
Based on a true story, Norway.Today is an existential romantic comedy about two lost souls who search for the meaning of life while contemplating their death. On an Internet chat room, Julie announces her intention to take her life and issues a challenge for someone to join her. August responds and they soon meet atop Pulpit Rock, a 2,000 ft. cliff in Norway. On this last evening of their lives, the line between reality and illusion begins to blur as they unexpectedly discover that some things in life might just be scarier than jumping off a cliff. Directed by Connor Feeney ’16.
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

28 Norway.Today* EE
Based on a true story, Norway.Today is an existential romantic comedy about two lost souls who search for the meaning of life while contemplating their death. On an Internet chat room, Julie announces her intention to take her life and issues a challenge for someone to join her. August responds and they soon meet atop Pulpit Rock, a 2,000 ft. cliff in Norway. On this last evening of their lives, the line between reality and illusion begins to blur as they unexpectedly discover that some things in life might just be scarier than jumping off a cliff. Directed by Connor Feeney ’16.
2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

29 Putin’s Leap Day Spectacular Improv
9:30 p.m., Roop Hall


MARCH

imageFaculty Exhibition
March 21–April 24, Main Gallery & Project Space
Center for the Arts faculty will show their work in an array of media, from painting and photography to digital video and fashion.

  • Reception, Thur., March 24, 5-7 p.m.

imageSusannah Ray: A Further Shore
March 21-May 22, Foyer
A Further Shore reveals the waterways and shorelines of New York City as spaces of escape, revelation and transcendence. Inspired by the gleeful humanism of Walt Whitman and his journeys by ferry from Brooklyn to Manhattan, the photographs plumb a communal human connection to the water, one that exists as potently now as it did in his century.

1 International Film Series #12*
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

5 Transformation and Transcendence EE
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

7 Big Cat Jazz Band Open Rehearsal
4 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

8 International Film Series #13*
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

10 Mane-gels Open Rehearsal
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

22 International Film Series #14*
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

22 Welcome Home Mane-gels Tour Concert EE
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

23 Drum Circle
7:30 p.m., Roop Hall

image24 Faculty Exhibition
Center for the Arts faculty will show their work in an array of media, from painting and photography to digital video and fashion.
Reception, 5-7 p.m., Freedman Gallery

29 International Film Series #15*
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

30 Yashek Lecture: Paul Jaskot, Ph.D.
4 p.m., Wachovia Theatre


APRIL

5 International Film Series #16*
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

7 Hurwitz Lecture: William Deresiewicz, Ph.D. EE
4 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

12 International Film Series #17*
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

13 Edible Books Contest
Noon-3 p.m., Gingrich Library

image14-16 Twelfth Night* EE
Shipwrecked, Viola lands on a topsy-turvy island, where passions are strong, the music is sweet, and the rain, well “it raineth every day.” Viola’s male disguise sets in motion this comedy of mistaken identity, in which the many forms of love are teased and tested. Directed by Julia Matthews.
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

16 Music Business Forum EE
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Roop Hall

16 Gospel Choir Concert EE
4 p.m., Memorial Chapel

17 Twelfth Night* EE
Shipwrecked, Viola lands on a topsy-turvy island, where passions are strong, the music is sweet, and the rain, well “it raineth every day.” Viola’s male disguise sets in motion this comedy of mistaken identity, in which the many forms of love are teased and tested. Directed by Julia Matthews.
2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

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

23 Symphonic Band Concert EE
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

24 String Chamber Orchestra & Big Cat Jazz Ensemble Concert EE
3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

26 International Film Series #19*
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

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


MAY

imageAnnual Juried Student Exhibition
May 3–May 22, Main Gallery & Project Space
This annual exhibition includes a round-up of work by Albright College students made over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Download the prospectus at www.albright.edu/freedman.

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

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

3 International Film Series #20*
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

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

image5 Juried Student Exhibition
This annual exhibition includes a round-up of work by Albright College students made over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Download the prospectus at www.albright.edu/freedman.

  • Award Ceremony & Reception
    5-7 p.m., Freedman Gallery

6 Beach Party Bonanza… Improv
6 p.m., Mary Miss Amphitheatre

6 Xion Step Team Dance Showcase
7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

7 Annual Fashion Showcase* EE
$5/$10 students advance/door;
$10/$15 adult advance/door; $25 VIP advance only/stage seating.
Exhibition, 4-5:30 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge, Fireside
Runway Show, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
VIP Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freedman Gallery

7 Celebrate Spring EE
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

8 Children’s Theatre: The Reading Eagle
Perched on the Pagoda, high above the city of Reading, Pa., sits the Reading Eagle. She’s the latest in a long line of proud and glorious eagles that have watched over the city, and the
first female eagle to the job. She’s also a new mom trying to balance motherhood and protecting the city she loves from the evil “P Brothers,” Poverty, Patriarchy and Peter.
1 p.m., Mary Miss Amphitheatre

9 Roar Like a Lion, Student Recitals EE
7 p.m., Roop Hall


JUNE

20-24 Jazz Camp*
9 a.m.-Noon, Roop Hall


JULY

18-22 Jazz Camp*
9 a.m.-Noon, Roop Hall


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: