Fall 2015 Calendar of Events

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Tanya Tagaq in Concert with 'Nanook of the North'

January 25, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

This event is sold out; a limited number of tickets may become available at the door.

Internationally acclaimed performer Tanya Tagaq will appear in concert in Pickard Auditorium, Bowdoin College at 7 pm on Sunday January 25, 2015. This avant-garde music sensation will create exciting new music against the backdrop of the Inuit film Nanook of the North. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Smith Union Information Desk on the college campus beginning January 19, 2015.

Tagaq is a ground-breaking performer who has taken the traditional Inuit throat-singing she heard growing up in Cambridge Bay in the Canadian Arctic and transformed it, infusing it with jazz, punk, and other contemporary music, to create an exciting new sound. Reviewers describe her performances as "fierce," "exquisite," "unnerving," and"emotionally gripping."

She evokes the sounds, visions, and emotions of the northern landscape with her remarkable voice. Tagaq has performed with musicians ranging from Bjork and the Kronos Quartet to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 she was awarded the Polaris Music Prize, one of Canada's top music awards, and her newest album, Animism, was listed as one of the top albums of 2014 by CBC Radio.

Nanook of the North, Robert Flaherty's classic 1922 silent film about life among the Inuit of northern Quebec, is regarded as one of the forerunners of modern documentary films. In 2012, Toronto International Film Festival commissioned composer Derek Charke, along with Tagaq, and her collaborators violinist Jesse Zubot and percussionist Jean Martin, to create a new soundscape for this silent classic. Drawing on her love of her northern home, Tagaq brings a depth of emotion and understanding to Flaherty's essentially colonial vision, reclaiming Nanook for contemporary Inuit.

This concert is presented by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center with support from the Departments of Music, Cinema Studies, and Sociology and Anthropology, Student Activities, the President's Office Wabanaki Initiative, and the Blythe Bickel Edwards Fund.

Tanya Tagaq in concert with Nanook of the North was commissioned by TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of its film retrospective First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition.

For more information call Kristi Clifford at 725-3062, or visit the museum's web page www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum


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Evening Discussion with Jill Abramson, Former Executive Editor of 'The New York Times'

February 4, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Jill Abramson is a journalist who spent the last 17 years in the most senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington Bureau Chief, Managing Editor, and Executive Editor. Before joining the Times, she was Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and an investigative reporter covering money and politics at The Wall Street Journal for nine years.

She is the author of three books including Strange Justice, which she wrote with Jane Mayer. Before joining Harvard's English Department as a lecturer teaching non-fiction narrative writing, she taught undergraduate writing seminars at Yale for five years and at Princeton.

Note: This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin’s Live Webcasts page.

Ticket info: Free and open to the public. Tickets are required and are available at the David Saul Smith Union Information desk, 207-725-3375.

Sponsored by: Gender & Women's Studies and the Charles Weston Pickard Lecture Fund.

"Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl

February 19, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

That commonplace gadget you are advised to turn off when the lights in the theater go down or when the plane takes off becomes a mysteriously powerful totem of transformation in Dead Man's Cell Phone, the beguiling new comedy by Sarah Ruhl. Masque and Gown's presentation, directed by Lane Sturtevant '15 and Noah Bragg '15, brings Ruhl's masterpiece to the Bowdoin audience. Tickets: Smith Union Information Desk (207-725-3375) beginning Feb 12, 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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"Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl

February 20, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

That commonplace gadget you are advised to turn off when the lights in the theater go down or when the plane takes off becomes a mysteriously powerful totem of transformation in Dead Man's Cell Phone, the beguiling new comedy by Sarah Ruhl. Masque and Gown's presentation, directed by Lane Sturtevant '15 and Noah Bragg '15, brings Ruhl's masterpiece to the Bowdoin audience. Tickets: Smith Union Information Desk (207-725-3375) beginning Feb 12, 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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"Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl

February 21, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

That commonplace gadget you are advised to turn off when the lights in the theater go down or when the plane takes off becomes a mysteriously powerful totem of transformation in Dead Man's Cell Phone, the beguiling new comedy by Sarah Ruhl. Masque and Gown's presentation, directed by Lane Sturtevant '15 and Noah Bragg '15, brings Ruhl's masterpiece to the Bowdoin audience. Tickets: Smith Union Information Desk (207-725-3375) beginning Feb 12, 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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Theater Performance: 'Light/Dark'

February 26, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

Take an immersive journey through small-town America looking at the impact of light (and darkness) on people using poetry, music, science facts and scenes from playwright Will Eno’s Middletown. The strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are considered with a screwball lyricism in a delicate, moving and wry amble along the collective road to nowhere. 

A devised piece with Tony award-winning lighting designer Chris Akerlind, directed by Bowdoin College professor, Davis Robinson.

Presented by: The Department of Theater and Dance

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Theater Performance: 'Light/Dark'

February 27, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

Take an immersive journey through small-town America looking at the impact of light (and darkness) on people using poetry, music, science facts and scenes from playwright Will Eno’s Middletown. The strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are considered with a screwball lyricism in a delicate, moving and wry amble along the collective road to nowhere. 

A devised piece with Tony award-winning lighting designer Chris Akerlind, directed by Bowdoin College professor, Davis Robinson.

Presented by: The Department of Theater and Dance

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Theater Performance: Light/Dark

February 28, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

Take an immersive journey through small-town America looking at the impact of light (and darkness) on people using poetry, music, science facts and scenes from playwright Will Eno’s Middletown. The strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are considered with a screwball lyricism in a delicate, moving and wry amble along the collective road to nowhere. 

A devised piece with Tony award-winning lighting designer Chris Akerlind, directed by Bowdoin College professor, Davis Robinson.

Presented by: The Department of Theater and Dance

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Abigail Killeen, Community Lecture: "Words Made Flesh: How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought"

March 5, 2015 12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

What is it, exactly, that actors do with text in performance? Can their work translate to all kinds of text, even text never meant to be performed? Assistant Professor of Theater Abigail Killeen says yes, and with her talk "Words Made Flesh: How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought" she exhibits how the actor's process embodies thought in a way that can serve all kinds of fields.

Killeen holds a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University’s Professional Actor Training Program. She trained with Master Teachers in the Stella Adler Technique, Suzuki, and Extended Voice with the Roy Hart Theatre in France. Additionally she has studied Eastern European physical theatre with the Double Edge Theater, Gordana Maric from the University of Belgrade and the award-winning Frantic Theatre Company in London. 

She is also an award-winning theater teacher (Outstanding Teaching Award, Brandeis University and a Karofsky Encore Lecture Recipient at Bowdoin College) and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Theater in the Department of Theater and Dance. She teaches acting, voice and Shakespeare.

A Community Lecture Series performance. Arrive at noon with a bag lunch. Refreshments provided.


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Film Screening: 'Secundaria' with Filmmaker Mary Jane Doherty

March 30, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Cleaveland 151

Boston University film professor Mary Jane Doherty traveled to Cuba multiple times over a period of years to complete what the Boston Globe called a “lucid, watchful portrait of young ballet dancers desperately trying to plié their way out of poverty and into the Ballet Nacional."

Doherty’s documentary Secundaria follows one high school class on its journey through Cuba’s world famous National Ballet School.  The teenage dancers love to dance…but many of them must dance as the only way to improve the lives of their impoverished families. 

As we follow Doherty’s primary subjects—middle-class Gabriela, poor Mayara, poorer Moises— Secundaria reveals itself through cinematic storytelling (and without a script, staging, or interviews) as being less about competing in dance and more about battling into adulthood.

Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker.

Free and open to the public - no tickets required.

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Chris Potholm: "A Closer View of Bowdoin's Civil War Monument"

April 9, 2015 5:30 PM  – 6:45 PM
Memorial Hall, Drake Lobby (102)

The construction of Memorial Hall generated more meetings, minutes, votes, and printed material than that of any of Bowdoin's other nineteenth-century buildings. The post-Civil War decades were financially difficult, yet despite fiscal stress there was a widespread urge in New England to build Civil War memorials, and in the seventeen years from its conception to its dedication, it was the only building project on the campus. Dedicated in 1882, it remains a reminder of those who had served during the Civil War. Chris Potholm, DeAlva Standwood Alexander Professor of Government, offers remarks on Bowdoin's Memorial Hall, built to honor Bowdoin alumni who had fought to preserve the Union.

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Ambassador Thomas Pickering '53, H'84: "Civil War to Civility: Bowdoin's Sons and Ending Strife-Then and Now"

April 9, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Ambassador Thomas Pickering holds the personal rank of career ambassador, the highest in the United States Foreign Service. Over five decades, he served as the United States ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In 2005, Ambassador Pickering became the fourteenth recipient of the Bowdoin Prize, the College's highest honor. In his presentation, "Civil War to Civility: Bowdoin's Sons and Ending Strife-Then and Now", he will speak about the peace reached on April 9, 1865 as part of the College's commemoration of the end of the Civil War.

Open to the public, free of charge.  

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Spring Dance Concert

April 16, 2015 8:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

With music ranging from Puccini to Piazzolla, repertory courses play with the shape and formalities of social relationships - while composition students expose choreographic devices, scores, and sources through short studies and improvisations. This season's concert features a duet choreographed by returning alumna, Natalie Johnson ('13), performed by guest artists Anna Hulse and Justine Lee, and danced to an original commissioned score by Norberto Oldrini. 

Lighting is by Bowdoin alumnus, Tyler Micoleau ('91), a two-time Village Voice OBIE Award winner, who has designed lighting for opera, dance, and theater across the country, as well as in New York at venues such as Lincoln Center Theater and the Public Theater.

The Association of Bowdoin Friends will host a closing night reception, following the April 18 performance. The Spring Dance Concert is produced with support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street. Open to the public, free of charge.

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning April 1 (207-725-3375). Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:45 pm.

Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

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Spring Dance Concert

April 17, 2015 8:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

With music ranging from Puccini to Piazzolla, repertory courses play with the shape and formalities of social relationships - while composition students expose choreographic devices, scores, and sources through short studies and improvisations.

This season's concert features a duet choreographed by returning alumna, Natalie Johnson ('13), performed by guest artists Anna Hulse and Justine Lee, and danced to an original commissioned score by Norberto Oldrini.  Lighting is by Bowdoin alumnus, Tyler Micoleau ('91), a two-time Village Voice OBIE Award winner, who has designed lighting for opera, dance, and theater across the country, as well as in New York at venues such as Lincoln Center Theater and the Public Theater.

The Association of Bowdoin Friends will host a closing night reception, following the April 18 performance. The Spring Dance Concert is produced with support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street. Open to the public, free of charge.

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning April 1 (207-725-3375). Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:45 pm.

Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

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Spring Dance Concert

April 18, 2015 8:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

With music ranging from Puccini to Piazzolla, repertory courses play with the shape and formalities of social relationships - while composition students expose choreographic devices, scores, and sources through short studies and improvisations.

This season's concert features a duet choreographed by returning alumna, Natalie Johnson ('13), performed by guest artists Anna Hulse and Justine Lee, and danced to an original commissioned score by Norberto Oldrini.  Lighting is by Bowdoin alumnus, Tyler Micoleau ('91), a two-time Village Voice OBIE Award winner, who has designed lighting for opera, dance, and theater across the country, as well as in New York at venues such as Lincoln Center Theater and the Public Theater.

The Association of Bowdoin Friends will host a closing night reception, following the April 18 performance. The Spring Dance Concert is produced with support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street. Open to the public, free of charge.

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning April 1 (207-725-3375). Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:45 pm.

Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

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Common Hour with "Museum Pieces"

May 8, 2015 12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM
Museum of Art, Steps

Museum Pieces, a Bowdoin tradition for more than twenty years, will conclude the 2014-2015 Common Hour series. The annual event celebrates the arrival of spring through dance and music. This year's festivities will also include a farewell dance for President Mills.


Performances are provided by the Department of Theater and Dance, class projects, and independent student work and take place on the Museum steps and in the quad. Seating is on the ground. 

For more information and to view the full Spring 2015 Common Hour schedule, please visit: Events and Summer Programs: Common Hour

A Capella Concert

May 8, 2015 8:30 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, performed by Bedlam Theater Company

September 28, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

"Bedlam Theatre Company, which specializes in small-scale, no-budget classical revivals that are both radically innovative and winningly playful, has scored yet another success with its double-barreled production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night." - Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

FREE TICKETS. Tickets are available at the Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375) and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:15p.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance with funding from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/09/bedlams-twelfth-night-sept-28-2015/

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Performance: Abigail Killeen in 'The Amish Project'

October 5, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

On October 2, 2006 a lone gunman entered a one-room schoolhouse in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The Amish Project, by Jessica Dickey, is extraordinary responses of forgiveness and hope.

Bowdoin's production, in honor of the ninth anniversary of the tragedy, is performed by Assistant Professor of Theater Abigail Killeen, and directed by Carmen-maria Mandley.

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning Sept 20  (207-725-3375) and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Limited seating. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:15 pm.

Sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance with funding from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts. Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.  Wish Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

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Studies in Beauty Initiative: 'Chateau Rouge' performed by Compagnie Dife Kako

October 8, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

In which area of Paris can we find an African market, fabric shops, hair shops and cosmetics in abundance? In Château Rouge of course! That 18th district of Paris is quite international. It is the terminal 3 of the Charles de Gaulle airport with duty free products even on the sidewalks. This is where cultures, styles, ethnicities and languages encounter, in a cheerful cacophony.

But behind the cheerful hustle and bustle, the frenetic rhythm and laughter of Boulevard Barbès one can nonetheless feel a glitch. All of these synthetic hair shops, these flashy accessories, and most of all, these harmful skin bleaching lotions, are they all the expression of an unconscious process of "whitenization" on the part of Black women?

In "Château Rouge," Artistic Director, Chantal Loïal, powerfully brings up the issue of beauty and ethics by tackling the lethal skin bleaching process and extensive use of dangerous hair chemicals by Afro-descent women to try and attain the dominant standards of beauty embodied by the Euro-descent woman. She draws a portrait that describes with humor and tenderness the well known African district of Paris. Through the women and their desire to whitenization or whitening, is offered a poignant and revealing portrayal of entire communities.

Artistic Direction and Conception: Chantal Loïal | Choreography: Chantal Loïal; Philippe Lafeuille | Dancers : Mariama Diedhiou, Katy Dinh, Tania Jean, Jessica Orsinet, Julie Sicher | Light Creation : Hervé Janlin Production : Cie Difé Kako|Supports : Kiosque Mayenne | Centre National de la Danse | Ville de Créteil

Difé Kako is a Creole expression that qualifies something that strikes so powerfully that it can burn. In her desire to create a new and striking set of body language, Guadeloupean Chantal Loïal used this significant Creole phrase to label her 1994-created dance company. Difé Kako's particularity is to propose creative ways of mixing various forms of classic and contemporaneous dance techniques and cultures with the African and Afro-Caribbean traditional and modern body language and dances to translate "métissage." Cultural diversity is Difé Kako's motto. All dancers, Caribbean, African and Europeans, are multidisciplinarilly trained and all musicians have a high command of multiple percussory instruments from Africa and the Caribbean.

Through its artistic creations, Difé Kako aims at entertaining but also educating and bringing awareness on marginalized yet highly critical world issues pertaining to the questions of race, culture, social justice, history, or the environment.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsors: Andrew Mellon Foundation, Romance Languages and Literatures, Africana Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program, Cinema Studies Program, Sociology and Anthropology and Theater and Dance.

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Bill Wiggins: "Below the Line: Designing for Movies and Television"

October 19, 2015 7:30 PM  – 8:30 PM
MacMillan House, Living Room

Bill Wiggins, a set designer and prop master who has worked in the film and television industry in New York since 1985, shares his expertise with creating the imagined worlds of motion pictures.

Wiggins will discuss how he works collaboratively with some of America's top filmmakers before and during a movie's production to create environments for characters. He has contributed to almost every major film made in New York over the past several decades, including Blue Jasmine, Midnight in Paris, Batman, Spiderman 3, and Mo' Better Blues, many top television shows like 30 Rock and Law and Order, and has worked with directors including Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Mike Nichols, Nora Ephron, Sidney Pollack, and Mario Van Peebles.

Students and cineastes of all ages will learn how choices made in pre-production shape our responses to stories and how the moving image depends on factors we may not even notice.

Sponsored by Lectures and Concerts, the Kurtz Fund, and the Cinema Studies Program

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Theater Performance: 'Crimes of the Heart', by Beth Henley - October 22, 23, and 24

October 22, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

A tragic comedy explores the tensions between the three Magrath sisters - Meg, Babe, and Lenny - who were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Babe has just shot her abusive husband, and the women reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Earlier resentments come steaming back to life, as they are forced to deal with past relationships and events, while coping with Babe's current crisis. Each must face the consequences of her own crimes of the heart.

Masque and Gown's presentation, directed by Axis Fuksman-Kumpa '17, brings Beth Henley's masterpiece to the Bowdoin audience.

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

Performances are sponsored by the Student Activities Fund and donors to the Masque and Gown Fund.

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/08/crimes-of-the-heart-oct-22-24-2015/

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Theater Performance: Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley October 22, 23, 24

October 23, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

A tragic comedy explores the tensions between the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Babe has just shot her abusive husband. The three sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Earlier resentments come steaming back to life, as the sisters are forced to deal with past relationships and events, while coping with Babe's current crisis. Each must face the consequences of her own crimes of the heart. 

Masque and Gown's presentation, directed by Axis Fuksman-Kumpa '17, brings Beth Henley's masterpiece to the Bowdoin audience.

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

Performance is sponsored  by the Student Activities Fund and donors to the Masque and Gown Fund.

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/08/crimes-of-the-heart-oct-22-24-2015/

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Theater Performance: 'Crimes of the Heart', by Beth Henley - October 22, 23 and 24

October 24, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

This tragic comedy explores the tensions between the three Magrath sisters - Meg, Babe, and Lenny - who were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Babe has just shot her abusive husband, and the women reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Earlier resentments come steaming back to life, as they are forced to deal with past relationships and events, while coping with Babe's current crisis. Each must face the consequences of her own crimes of the heart.

Masque and Gown's presentation, directed by Axis Fuksman-Kumpa '17, brings Beth Henley's masterpiece to the Bowdoin audience. 

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

Performances are sponsored by the Student Activities Fund and donors to the Masque and Gown Fund. 

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Sondheim on Sondheim, Bowdoin Students with Guest Director Ed Reichert - November 12, 13 and 14

November 12, 2015 7:30 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music. Taken from nineteen Sondheim shows produced over a sixty-two year period, this entertaining evening directed by Ed Reichert features a talented cast singing well-known, rarely-heard, and cut material with video commentary from the master himself.

The music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim, and the play is conceived by James Lapine (who originally directed the Broadway production).

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk (725-3375) beginning Thursday, October 29 and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Limited seating. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:15 pm.

Sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance with funding from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Wish Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/08/sondheim-on-sondheim-nov-12-14-2015/

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Sondheim on Sondheim, Bowdoin Students with Guest Director Ed Reichert

November 13, 2015 7:30 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

  • Nov 12-14, 2015
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Wish Theater, Memorial Hall
  • Open to the public. Free tickets, limited seating.

Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music. Taken from nineteen Sondheim shows produced over a 62 year period, this entertaining evening directed by Ed Reichert features a talented cast singing well-known, rarely-heard, and cut material featuring video commentary from the master himself.

The music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim, and the play is conceived by James Lapine (who originally directed the Broadway production).

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning October 29 (207-725-3375) and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Limited seating. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:15 pm.

Sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance with funding from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Wish Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/08/sondheim-on-sondheim-nov-12-14-2015/

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Sondheim on Sondheim, Bowdoin Students with Guest Director Ed Reichert - November 12, 13 and 14

November 14, 2015 7:30 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music. Taken from nineteen Sondheim shows produced over a sixty-two year period, this entertaining evening, directed by Ed Reichert, features a talented cast singing well-known, rarely-heard, and cut material with video commentary from the master himself. 

The music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim. The play is conceived by James Lapine, who originally directed the Broadway production.

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375) beginning Thursday, October 29 and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Limited seating. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:15 pm.

Sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance with funding from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Wish Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/08/sondheim-on-sondheim-nov-12-14-2015/

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December Dance Concert - Three Nights of Great Performances!

December 3, 2015 8:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

The Department of Theater and Dance presents the annual December Dance Concert on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 3, 4 and 5, at 8:00 p.m. in Pickard Theater. The performance is free and open to the public. General admission tickets are available at the door, or in advance at the Smith Union Information desk: 207-725-3375.

This December's program features faculty-directed choreography for students -- live original music by composer, Shamou -- and performances to music ranging from the Brazilian pop classic Tiko Tiko to Louis Armstrong's Alligator Crawl.  

Visiting Artist, Laura Peterson, will be joined by members of her New York City based company, Laura Peterson Choreography, to present a new work in progress called Untitled Diagrams, which is inspired by graphic equations from the field of Linguistics and Philosophy.  Peterson's work has been performed in Europe, South America, and in New York City venues such as PS 122 and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors.  The company appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2013, and the following year, Peterson was awarded a Fellowship at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy.  

A closing night reception sponsored by the Association of Bowdoin Friends will be held in Drake Lobby on Saturday, December 5, after the show.

FREE TICKETS
, general admission. Available at Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375) and immediately before the show at the door.  

Sponsored by the Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance with funding from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail fund for Dance. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.


http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/11/theater-and-dance-dept-presents-annual-december-dance-concert-dec-3-5/

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December Dance Concert - Three Nights of Great Performances!

December 4, 2015 8:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

The Department of Theater and Dance presents the annual December Dance Concert on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 3, 4 and 5, at 8:00 p.m. in Pickard Theater. The performance is free and open to the public. General admission tickets are available at the door, or in advance at the Smith Union Information desk: 207-725-3375.

This December's program features faculty-directed choreography for students -- live original music by composer, Shamou -- and performances to music ranging from the Brazilian pop classic Tiko Tiko to Louis Armstrong's Alligator Crawl.  

Visiting Artist, Laura Peterson, will be joined by members of her New York City based company, Laura Peterson Choreography, to present a new work in progress called Untitled Diagrams, which is inspired by graphic equations from the field of Linguistics and Philosophy.  Peterson's work has been performed in Europe, South America, and in New York City venues such as PS 122 and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors.  The company appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2013, and the following year, Peterson was awarded a Fellowship at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy.  

A closing night reception sponsored by the Association of Bowdoin Friends will be held in Drake Lobby on Saturday, December 5, after the show.

FREE TICKETS
, general admission. Available at Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375) and immediately before the show at the door.   Sponsored by the Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance with funding from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail fund for Dance. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/11/theater-and-dance-dept-presents-annual-december-dance-concert-dec-3-5/

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December Dance Concert - Three Nights of Great Performances!

December 5, 2015 8:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

The Department of Theater and Dance presents the annual December Dance Concert on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 3, 4 and 5, at 8:00 p.m. in Pickard Theater. The performance is free and open to the public. General admission tickets are available at the door, or in advance at the Smith Union Information desk: 207-725-3375.

This December's program features faculty-directed choreography for students -- live original music by composer, Shamou -- and performances to music ranging from the Brazilian pop classic Tiko Tiko to Louis Armstrong's Alligator Crawl.  

Visiting Artist, Laura Peterson, will be joined by members of her New York City based company, Laura Peterson Choreography, to present a new work in progress called Untitled Diagrams, which is inspired by graphic equations from the field of Linguistics and Philosophy.  Peterson's work has been performed in Europe, South America, and in New York City venues such as PS 122 and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors.  The company appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2013, and the following year, Peterson was awarded a Fellowship at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy.   A closing night reception sponsored by the Association of Bowdoin Friends will be held in Drake Lobby on Saturday, December 5, after the show.

FREE TICKETS
, general admission. Available at Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375) and immediately before the show at the door.  

Sponsored by the Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance with funding from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail fund for Dance. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/11/theater-and-dance-dept-presents-annual-december-dance-concert-dec-3-5/