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213th Convocation

213th Convocation

September 3, 2014 3:30 PM  – 4:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

This year's opening Convocation, our 213th, will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd, at 3:30 p.m. in Pickard Theater. The Convocation address will be delivered by Professor Samuel Putnam. The title of his talk is "The Nature of the Nurture of Nature."

Faculty and Staff interested in marching in the procession, please meet at 3:15 p.m. in front of Searles Science Building. Please arrive wearing your academic regalia; there will be no procession if it is raining.

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Comedian Aamer Rahman

Comedian Aamer Rahman

September 18, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

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Almost Maine by John Cariani

Almost Maine by John Cariani

October 23, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

ALMOST, MAINE, John Cariani's first play, is a hilarious and heartbreaking fable that chronicles the amorous misadventures of the residents of residents of the remote, northern almost-town of Almost, Maine. Developed at the Cape Cod Theatre Project, ALMOST, MAINE premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim.

In 2006, the play enjoyed a successful off-Broadway run and is now featured in Smith and Kraus’ New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006. It has since become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States, with over 2,500 productions to date.

Tickets: Smith Union Information Desk (207-725-3375) beginning Oct 10, and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Tickets are $3 for the general public, and $1 with a Bowdoin ID.

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Almost Maine by John Cariani

Almost Maine by John Cariani

October 24, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

ALMOST, MAINE, John Cariani's first play, is a hilarious and heartbreaking fable that chronicles the amorous misadventures of the residents of residents of the remote, northern almost-town of Almost, Maine. Developed at the Cape Cod Theatre Project, ALMOST, MAINE premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim.

In 2006, the play enjoyed a successful off-Broadway run and is now featured in Smith and Kraus’ New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006. It has since become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States, with over 2,500 productions to date.

Tickets: Smith Union Information Desk (207-725-3375) beginning Oct 10, and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Tickets are $3 for the general public, and $1 with a Bowdoin ID.

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Almost Maine by John Cariani

Almost Maine by John Cariani

October 25, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

ALMOST, MAINE, John Cariani's first play, is a hilarious and heartbreaking fable that chronicles the amorous misadventures of the residents of residents of the remote, northern almost-town of Almost, Maine. Developed at the Cape Cod Theatre Project, ALMOST, MAINE premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim.

In 2006, the play enjoyed a successful off-Broadway run and is now featured in Smith and Kraus’ New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006. It has since become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States, with over 2,500 productions to date.

Tickets: Smith Union Information Desk (207-725-3375) beginning Oct 10, and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Tickets are $3 for the general public, and $1 with a Bowdoin ID.

Funded by the Student Activities Fund and donors to the Masque and Gown Fund

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Sarah and James Bowdoin Day Celebration

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day Celebration

October 31, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day is a celebration of student scholarly achievement. Families, students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the ceremony featuring a keynote address; a student address; books awarded; and musical performances by the Bowdoin College Department of Music. Seating is limited.

Marching faculty and staff will assemble in academic regalia promptly at 3:45 p.m. in front of Searles Science Building.

To view the Family Weekend program in its entirety, please visit: Family Weekend. For more information, contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs at 207-725-3433 or events@bowdoin.edu.

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The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

November 6, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

The Imaginary Invalid - By Molière / Adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young / Original music by Paul James Prendergast / Lyrics by Oded Gross, Paul James Prendergast and Tracy Young / Originally produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Bowdoin professor Abigail Killen of the Department of Theater and Dance.

Argan is a wealthy hypochondriac with a houseful of problems: piles of medical bills, a daughter in love with the wrong man, and a sassy servant all too ready to remind him of his shortcomings. At least his wife is loyal – or is she? This zany Molière mash-up set in 1960s Paris proves once again that laughter is the best medicine.

Free tickets, limited seating. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning Oct 17 (207-725-3375).  Tickets will also be available at the door.  Tickets expire 15 minutes before performance begins. Patrons must be seated by 6:45 pm.

With generous support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts 

Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance

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The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

November 7, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

The Imaginary Invalid - By Molière / Adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young / Original music by Paul James Prendergast / Lyrics by Oded Gross, Paul James Prendergast and Tracy Young / Originally produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Bowdoin professor Abigail Killen of the Department of Theater and Dance.

Argan is a wealthy hypochondriac with a houseful of problems: piles of medical bills, a daughter in love with the wrong man, and a sassy servant all too ready to remind him of his shortcomings. At least his wife is loyal – or is she? This zany Molière mash-up set in 1960s Paris proves once again that laughter is the best medicine.

Free tickets, limited seating. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning Oct 17 (207-725-3375).  Tickets will also be available at the door.  Tickets expire 15 minutes before performance begins. Patrons must be seated by 6:45 pm.

With generous support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts 

Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance

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The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

November 8, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

The Imaginary Invalid - By Molière / Adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young / Original music by Paul James Prendergast / Lyrics by Oded Gross, Paul James Prendergast and Tracy Young / Originally produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Bowdoin professor Abigail Killen of the Department of Theater and Dance.

Argan is a wealthy hypochondriac with a houseful of problems: piles of medical bills, a daughter in love with the wrong man, and a sassy servant all too ready to remind him of his shortcomings. At least his wife is loyal – or is she? This zany Molière mash-up set in 1960s Paris proves once again that laughter is the best medicine.

Free tickets, limited seating. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning Oct 17 (207-725-3375).  Tickets will also be available at the door.  Tickets expire 15 minutes before performance begins. Patrons must be seated by 6:45 pm.

With generous support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts 

Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance

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December Dance Concert

December Dance Concert

December 4, 2014 8:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Bowdoin's December Dance Concert features dancers of all levels in repertory composed by faculty and guest artists. The lights, costumes, and music set the tone for a diverse and riveting program that emphasizes the art of modern concert dance in its many varied forms. How do you define dance? Come and discover the possibilities.


FREE TICKETS available at the Smith Union information desk beginning Nov 12 (207-725-3375).  Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:45 pm.

With generous support from: The Alice Cooper Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance.

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December Dance Concert

December Dance Concert

December 5, 2014 8:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Bowdoin's December Dance Concert features dancers of all levels in repertory composed by faculty and guest artists. The lights, costumes, and music set the tone for a diverse and riveting program that emphasizes the art of modern concert dance in its many varied forms. How do you define dance? Come and discover the possibilities.


FREE TICKETS available at the Smith Union information desk beginning Nov 12 (207-725-3375).  Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:45 pm.

With generous support from: The Alice Cooper Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance.

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December Dance Concert

December Dance Concert

December 6, 2014 8:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Bowdoin's December Dance Concert features dancers of all levels in repertory composed by faculty and guest artists. The lights, costumes, and music set the tone for a diverse and riveting program that emphasizes the art of modern concert dance in its many varied forms. How do you define dance? Come and discover the possibilities.


FREE TICKETS available at the Smith Union information desk beginning Nov 12 (207-725-3375).  Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:45 pm.

With generous support from: The Alice Cooper Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance.

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