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The Experience


 

SEPTEMBER 2016

Brian Glaze, Implements EE
Aug. 30–Dec. 17, Freedman Gallery – must attend lecture and reception for EE credit

New sculpture professor Brian Glaze will share a selection of his work in the Main Gallery and Foyer. This body of work stems from past and present themes concerning consumerism, technology and manufacturing. With these fleeting technologies, his work presents new meaning to found objects through viewer interaction and participation. 

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

WXAC’s Concert Series at the Pond #1: Hesse’s Hot Jazz with special guests The Reading Samba School EE
Wed., Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Sylvan Pond

It’s musical jambalaya–enjoy an alfresco evening of gypsy jazz with Chris Heslop and company along with the added spice provided by The Reading Samba School. 

WXAC’s Concert Series at the Pond #2: Rockman Blues Band EE
Wed., Sept. 14, 6 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Take a trip to the bluesy South with a bit of rock, blues and New Orleans root music and unwind with friends after a long day of work and study. 

WXAC’s Concert Series at the Pond #3: Sweet Plantain EE
Wed., Sept. 21, 6 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Nobody bridges the gap between generations or musical genres like Sweet Plantain Quartet. Artfully fusing the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Co-sponsored by the Reading Symphony Orchestra with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

WXAC’s Concert Series at the Pond #4: Albright’s Got Chops EE
Wed., Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Features performances by the Albright Angels, Mane Men and Big Cat Jazz Ensemble. 

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.

Bronx, NY, 1964. The winds of change are sweeping through St. Nicholas Church School as 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.

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

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 2016

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. 

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. 

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.

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 2016

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. 

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 


DECEMBER 2016

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre EE
Mon., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Join us as students in this semester's theatre department courses showcase their burgeoning talents in the first of two "Fringe Style" performances of monologues, scenes and devised projects. 

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

Join us as students in this semester's theatre department courses showcase their burgeoning talents in the second of two "Fringe Style" performances of monologues, scenes and devised projects. 

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. 


JANUARY 2017

This Is the Freedman at 40
Jan. 26–April 23, Freedman Gallery – must attend lecture and reception for EE credit

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. 

FEBRUARY 2017

5th Annual Albright Improv Festival
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

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 2017

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.


APRIL 2017

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. 

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

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

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

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 2017

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

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. 

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.