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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 800-564-9539

 

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 with ID at the door or at the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.
Opening Reception: Political Sideshow Exhibition
Exhibition runs through Saturday, Dec. 3
Curated by FAU Professor, Jane Caputi, Ph.D. (Center for Women, Gender &Sexuality Studies; Communication & Multimedia) and designed by FAU alum and adjunct professor, Adrienne Gionta, MFA, “Political Sideshow” exhibits an assemblage of pop culture political paraphernalia (bumper stickers, t-shirts, digital content, internet memes, and so on) reflecting the stereotypes and smears based in sex, race, gender, sexuality and class associated with the current presidential race.
Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
www.fau.edu/galleries

 

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 with ID at the door or at the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Italian Film with English subtitles: “Perlasca” with introduction and debate following
The story of the Italian Schindler.
Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: clubinsieme@gmail.com

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 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

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Lab Playwright’s Forum with Deborah Zoe Laufer
A special evening with nationally renowned playwright, Deborah Zoe Laufer.  The evening will include a reading of a collection of her short plays that showcase Laufer’s wit, heart and incredible talent.  The performance will be followed by a discussion about the work, Laufer’s process, and the importance new-play development. Directed by Louis Tyrrell. Featuring: Antonio Amadeo, Roberta Burke, Dan Leonard, Harriet Oser and others.
Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $20; FAU students $5 with ID at the door or at the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union
www.fauevents.com

 

Sunday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.
Theatre Lab Master Class with Deborah Zoe Laufer: The Big Idea - Inspiration and Research
90-minute workshop designed to guide participants through the various stages of playwriting.  How does a playwright “come up” with their ideas?  What steps does a playwright take to move that idea to the page?  Participants in the Master-Class Series will be encouraged to use the series to develop their own short plays.  The short plays developed as part of this series will be eligible for submission to Theatre Lab’s Short Play Festival at the end of the 2017 Season.
Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $30; FAU students $15 with ID at the door or at the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union
www.fauevents.com

 

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m.
U.S. Foreign Policy Lecture with Jeffrey Morton: Poland
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
Series and individual tickets available
www.fau.edu/morton or 561-297-6124

 

 

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