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This Week in Arts and Letters

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 – 4 p.m.
Family Art Day
Fun and interactive tours of exhibitions in the University Galleries. Families create works of art together, and get personalized tours.
Schmidt and Ritter Galleries, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
www.fau.edu/galleries
561-297-2977

Saturday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, 3 p.m.
World Premiere of “Not In My Town”
Written by Fort Lauderdale composer and librettist Michael W. Ross, “Not In My Town” tells the story of the 1998 murder of Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student who was beaten and left tied to a fence. The murder brought national and international attention to hate crime legislation. As a result, Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Tickets $20; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
www.fauevents.com
561-297-6124

 

Monday, Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m.
Film screening and director’s talk: Shane Eason's documentary PAPA, a documentary by FAU Professor Shane Eason
Living Room Theaters, FAU Boca Raton campus
The film recently won two awards at the Madrid International Film Festival for Best Directing of a Feature Documentary and Best Story.
www.fau.edu/scms/conferences_colloquia.php

 

Monday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.
Debate Tailgate: Reception for ‘The Thrill of the Vote: Episodes in Democracy’ exhibition
Remarks from Karen Leader, Visual Arts and Art History
Theatre Lab Exhibition Space, Parliament Hall, FAU Boca Raton Campus
Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.
“Documenting 20 Years of Researching the Highwaymen,” with Gary Monroe, professor of visual art, Daytona State College
Ritter Gallery, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
www.fau.edu/galleries
561-297-2966

 

Friday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 9
FAU Dept. of Theatre and Dance Presents “Omnium Gatherum”
Finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Omnium Gatherum” is a delicious gathering of people, opinions, food, and frenzy all swirling over the global implications of 9/11. This dramatic tour-de-force, which the New York Times called “a feisty feast of wicked wit” and “piping hot satire that sings and stings,” is a hilarious, disturbing, and challenging look at one of the most horrific days in American history. A New York dinner party goes awry when the guests of various backgrounds confront one another over the true causes of 9/11.
Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $20; FAU faculty and staff $15; students $12
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m.
FAU Distinguished Lecture Series: “Faulkner’s County”
Award-winning William Faulkner scholar Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., presents Faulkner’s fictional “Yoknapatawpha County” and a selection of its major characters along with details about the author’s life in a single narrative. The lecture will address America’s greatest 20th century writer in the words of a scholar and native of Faulkner’s home, punctuated by visual images of that storied place.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $25; Groups of 8 or more $15; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: Political Sideshow Exhibition
Exhibition runs through Saturday, Dec. 3
Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
www.fau.edu/galleries
561-297-2966

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
FAU University Symphony Orchestra presents Daniel Pearl World Music Days “Harmony for Humanity”
Join FAU to experience hope's triumph over despair and hatred as the University Symphony participates in Daniel Pearl World Music Days "Harmony for Humanity."   Conducted by Laura Joella, the opening concert of the orchestra's 25th anniversary season will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s celebrated Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92; “The Grave Under the Hill” from Giorgio Mirto’s beautiful new classical guitar concerto titled “Norwegian Memories for Guitar and String Orchestra” featuring Ken Keaton; the fantastic “Slava! A Political Overture” by Leonard Bernstein; and Edvard Grieg’s charming Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets $10; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
“Historical and Social Contexts of Backus/Highwaymen Narrative in Mid-20 th Century Jim Crow Florida,” with Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Florida Memorial University
Ritter Art Gallery, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
www.fau.edu/galleries
561-297-2966

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Lab Playwright’s Forum with Deborah Zoe Laufer
Theatre Lab, Parliament’s Hall, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $20
www.fauevents.com
561-297-6124

 

Sunday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.
Theatre Lab Master Class with Deborah Zoe Laufer
Theatre Lab, Parliament’s Hall, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $30
www.fauevents.com
561-297-6124

 

 

 

 

 

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