The Experience


Breaking the Stereotype
January 28, 4–6 p.m.
CFA 235
The National Media has been portraying Greek Life in a very negative light as of lately.  What most people fail to realize is that fraternities do more than just what the media reports.

Chemistry and Art: Analysis of Pigments and other Materials Found in Cultural Heritage Objects
Monday, February 1
4:15–5:15 p.m.
Science Hall 256 
Richard R. Hark, Ph.D., H. George Foster Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Juniata College
A variety of spectroscopic techniques and imaging methods can be used for the identification of pigments and other materials found in works of art and archeological artifacts.  These powerful tools can aid in the dating, authentication, conservation, and restoration of cultural heritage objects.

4th Annual Albright Improv Festival*
Sat., Feb. 6
Workshop, noon-4 p.m., Roop Hall, CCSL & Fireside
Improvisational comedy troupes from the area’s regional colleges, along with professional groups such as Ferrari McSpeedy, Pudding-Thank-You, and The Kristen & Amie Show, come together for a day of laughter and learning.  New this year is a scholarly mini-conference celebrating the growing scholarship of our favorite art form.

Meet and Greet Selma’s Smallest Freedom Fighter
Wednesday, February 10
7:30-10:30 pm
MPK Memorial Chapel
Ms. Webb- Christburg’s visit is to educate the student body on the experience of the historical civil rights movement that the speaker was a part of in the 1960’s while also speaking on her current experiences with the civil rights movement today. Ms. Webb-Christburg will give a formal talk and of course any  questions from those students who would like to ask her personal questions and find out more.

V-Day: TBD*
Fri., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. & Sat., Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Roop Hall, suggested donation of $5 at door
Once again, this year’s V-Day events will raise money to help end violence against women and young girls, both locally and globally, by using the art form of theatre to showcase writings by Edward Albee, Maya Angelou, Michael Cunningham, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda and others. For more information contact thespians@albright.edu or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACThespianSociety. Organized by ACTS.

An Interfaith Conversation: Religion in the Public Sphere
February 16
7–8:30 pm
Klein Lecture Hall 
This event is sponsored by the Institute for Interfaith Literacy and the Leadership, a consortium of central Pennsylvania Colleges, founded in the summer of 2015.  The mission of the institute is to promote a vision of a pluralistic American society that endorses healthy expressions of religious and non-religious identities, and relationship building between diverse people in order to establish communities that work toward a common good, by creating and promoting opportunities to develop religious literacies and  cultivate interfaith leadership.

4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane*
Thur.-Sat., Feb. 18-20, 8 p.m.
Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Sarah Crake ’16.

In 1999, the celebrated British playwright and provocateur, Sarah Kane, took her life by hanging herself by her shoelaces. 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 entitled, 4.48 Psychosis. The Domino Players Company is honored to present this hauntingly beautiful work as the first in a series of two plays that tackle the taboo subjects of suicide and depression. Kane's poetic text shatters conventional theatrical boundaries and 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. For mature audiences only.

February 24
4–5:30 pm
Klein Lecture Hall
The agreement on climate change that emerged from the recent United Nations conference in Paris (COP21) represented over two decades of international negotiations.  Dr. Husic will share some history and information regarding the intersection of climate science and policy in the U.N. processes and discuss the economic, cultural, and political factors that make multilateral policy consensus so challenging to achieve.  She will also provide some analysis of the Paris Agreement.

The Struggle for Hope in a Climate of Despair
February 25, 4–6 p.m.
CFA 235
A talk by the noted author and activist Starhawk, who has written twelve books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, long considered the essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement, and the now-classic ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing.

Norway.Today by Igor Bauersima*
Fri.-Sat., Feb. 26-27, 8 p.m., & Sun., Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m.
Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Connor Feeney ’16.

We conclude our theatrical journey into the darkest depths of the human psyche with a fresh and invigorating play written by the contemporary Swiss playwright, Igor Bauersima. 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. Join us as we proudly present one of the most widely produced and acclaimed plays of the 21st-century.  

Talkback & Reception, Fri., Feb. 26, follows performance
Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Feb. 26, follows Talkback, Roop Hall

Transformation and Transcendence
Sat., March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
The Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale will perform repertoire reflecting sacred and secular songs that uplift our minds, bodies and spirit.

Welcome Home, the Albright Angels & Mane Men Spring Tour Finale
Tues., March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Chapel

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

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Thur.-Sat., April 14-16, 8 p.m. & Sun., April 17, 2:30 p.m.
Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Julia Matthews.

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. Julia Matthews directs Shakespeare’s beloved comedy in a lively and colorful production.

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

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

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

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

Albright’s Annual Fashion Showcase
Sat., May 7
$5/$10 students advance/door, $10/$15 adult advance/door, $25 VIP advance only/stage seating.
Celebrate the hard work of Albright’s student fashion designers and merchandisers through exhibition displays and a high-energy runway show.
Exhibition, 4-5:30 p.m., CCSL & Fireside
Runway Show, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Celebrate Spring
Sat., May 7, 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.

Roar Like a Lion
Mon., May 9, 7 p.m.
Roop Hall
Albright’s end-of-the-semester student recital offers a variety of vocal and instrumental performances