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Albright College’s Center for the Arts Presents Events for September

Aug. 18, 2017

Reading, Pa. – Albright College will offer the following Center for the Arts events in September. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

Theatre:

Stars of the Albright Stage, an Alumni Theatre Festival, Sept. 1 to 3, Wachovia Theatre

Albright’s Center for the Arts, in collaboration with theatre alumni, current students and Domino Players, will present the following performances:

  • The Last Emperor of Mexico by Chris Davis ’04, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m., directed by Mary Tuomanen
  • She Gon’ Learn by Lisa Strum ’97, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m., directed by Christopher Burris (For Mature Audiences Only)
  • Constellations by Nick Payne, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m., directed by Jeffrey Lentz ’85, Albright senior artist in residence.

Suggested donation at door supports Albright’s theatre endowment. Registration is required at the following link: https://albright.360alumni.com/events/view/3581.

The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, Sept. 29 to 30 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre; Directed by Cory Wilkerson (Hershey Playhouse), co-produced with The Crones.

In The Cemetery Club, The Crones portray three Jewish widows, best friends for more than 20 years, who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. For prices and tickets, call the box office at 610-921-7547 or visit www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.

  • Coffee with The Crones, Oct. 1, following the show, CFA Mezzanine

Music:

WXAC’s Concert Series at the Pond, Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Sylvan Pond (no rain dates)

Albright’s radio station, WXAC 91.3 FM, presents the sixth annual Concert Series at the Pond, an outdoor concert series, which includes performances by:

  • Sept. 6: Metric Funk Unit
  • Sept. 13: Bobby Newton Band
  • Sept. 20: Ivan Bravo Mariachi Band (Rain location: McMillan Student Center)
  • Sept. 27: Albright’s Got Chops – featuring the Albright Angels, The Mane Men, Albright Jazz Band and the Reading Samba School

Art:

The following two exhibitions are ongoing, running concurrently through Oct. 13:

Faces of Reading + 10, on view in the Freedman Gallery’s Main Gallery and Foyer

Ten years ago, in Faces of Reading: 1000 Portraits of a City, John Pankratz, Ph.D., Albright professor of history, documented the diversity of the city’s population by photographing personal portraits of 1,026 city residents. Now, a decade later, Pankratz, with the collaboration of alumna Angela Cremer ’17, have set out to document how those faces have changed in the new exhibit Faces of Reading + 10.

  • Opening Reception, Aug. 20, 1 to 4 p.m., Freedman Gallery

Ed Williford: nine variations on touching and thinking, on view in the Freedman Gallery’s Project Space

Williford, an artist from Magnolia, Miss., creates unique mixed media works of art.

  • Sept. 14, 4 to 5 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall – Artist’s Lecture
  • Sept. 14, 5 to 7 p.m., Freedman Gallery – Opening Reception

Film:

  • International Film Series: Mike Kuchar in Person, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall (Tickets are $3 for the general public)

The Center for the Arts is located on the Albright College campus at 13th and Bern streets, Reading, Pa. For more information, please call 610-921-7715, or visit www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.