College to offer variety
of performance art for season
comedy and drama
part of seasons arts series
(September 2010) The high-energy hijinks of
the popular comedy troupe The Second City Touring Company will launch
the Hanover College Community Arts Series 2010-11 season. The
Second City will join Hesperus Early Music Ensemble, legendary folk
artist John McCutcheon and a contemporary Christian music festival in
the series 58th season.
Greiner Art Gallery at
Hanover College offers a large area
for exhibiting all types of artwork.
The Second City will kick off the series Friday, Sept.
17, with Fair & Unbalanced, an unbridled look at present-day
America. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Parker Auditorium.
The Second City has performed around the world at theatres, colleges
and universities and festivals for 50 years. The comedy troupe has become
an international phenomenon by making its mark in live theatre, motion
pictures and television. Their alumni list includes such stars as Stephen
Colbert, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Mike Myers, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ryan
Stiles, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy and Chris
The Hesperus Early Music Ensemble will be featured in concert Thursday,
Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine
Started in the late 1970s, the ensemble performs early European music,
American folk and a blend of genres. Hesperus has produced 14 albums
and its music was featured in the 1999 film, Sleepy Hollow.
The group was the resident ensemble at the National Museum of American
History from 1989-1996.
Singer, songwriter, folklorist and producer John McCutcheon will perform
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Parker Auditorium.
McCutcheon has toured the globe and released 31 albums since the early
1970s. He also has produced more than 25 albums and earned six Grammy
A master of a dozen traditional instruments, McCutcheon is widely-lauded
for his work on the hammered dulcimer.
The Hesperus Early Music Ensemble and John McCutcheon also will perform
concerts for area school children. Each will perform at 10 a.m. the
same day as their scheduled evening concert.
Hanover will cap the 2010-11 series with The Revolution Experience:
A Festival of Christian Music. Six contemporary Christian music acts
are slated to perform during the event, which will run from 2-10 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, at L.S. Ayres Field.
Season subscriptions are available for the Community Arts Series until
Sept. 17 at considerable savings over the cost of single-session tickets.
Patrons can subscribe to the entire four-event series, plus all season
subscribers also receive a complimentary season pass to the Hanover
College Theatres four main-stage productions ($48 value).
n Information about the series, season subscriptions and individual
performance tickets are available by calling the Hanover box office
(812) 866-7110 or online at: www.Hanover.edu/arts.
Hanover College announces theatre season
The Hanover College Theatres 65th season in Parker Auditorium
will feature four mainstage productions during the 2010-11 academic
The theatre season will begin with the comedy-drama Anatomy of
Gray. Performances will run Friday-Sunday, Oct. 8-10, which is
also the Colleges Homecoming weekend.
Written by Jim Leonard Jr., Anatomy of Gray blends humor,
folklore and myth in a story about a mysterious doctor who rides a tornado
to an isolated Indiana town in the 1800s. Leonard, a 1978 Hanover graduate,
is currently a Los Angeles-based writer for the stage and screen.
Three Arab Plays will run Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 18-21, in
Parker Auditorium. Paul Hildebrand, associate professor of theatre,
will direct Egyptian Tawfiq al-Hakims Between War and Peace,
Baggage, by Palestinian Fateh Azzam and Jordanian Mahmood
Zyoudis A Tree on the Border.
Between War and Peace is a comic fable of the seductress,
Politica, who is married to War, but flirts with her clandestine lover,
Peace. Baggage watches a traveler in an airport lounge struggle
with the baggage of his past. The poignant comedy, A Tree on the
Border, is receiving its premier U.S. production at Hanover. The
work tells the story of a remote village, its people and a way of life
who are cut in half by a newly-imposed international boundary.
Two Senior Thesis Plays will take the stage Friday-Sunday, Feb. 4-6.
Woyzeck, adapted and directed by senior Jon Becraft, explores
the violent consequences of a society that has abandoned and forgotten
its lowliest contributors. Lady Lazarus, written and directed
by senior Katie Green, examines what may come to pass when famed 20th-century
poets Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton and Ted Hughes reunite in the afterlife.
(audience discretion is advised)
The seasons final mainstage production will be William Shakespeares
Two Gentlemen of Verona, Friday-Sunday, March 18-20. The
play, directed by associate professor Jim Stark, will be part of the
Colleges traditional biannual Shakespeare Festival.
One of Shakespeares first plays, this romantic comedy follows
the trail of two friends on their path to the women they truly love.
All performances will begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets
cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 and over) and $5 for young
people, high school and under. Admission is free to season subscribers
to the college Community Arts Series.
Information and tickets are available by calling the Hanover box office
at (812) 866-7110 or online at www.Hanover.edu/ARTS. Tickets will also
be available at the door before each performance.
The theatre season will close with the annual imaginative presentation
of New 10-Minute Plays. These entertaining original works,
written and directed by Hanover students, will run Friday-Saturday,
April 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. in Parker Auditorium. (audience discretion advised).
Admission is free to the New 10-Minute Plays.Grenier Art
gallery releases season schedule for exhibits
Hanover Colleges Greiner Art Gallery has announced its exhibition
schedule for 2010. All exhibitions and events are free to the public. The
gallery is located in the front lobby of the Center for Fine Arts building
on the Hanover College campus.
The gallery hours are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays during campus events
and by appointment. The schedule is below:
Sept. 6 - Oct. 1: (Un)Conscious Reasoning by
Mark Hosford, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University. Closing reception
and gallery talk is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.
Oct. 8-29: Interface, curated by Mike Deetsch 1998.
After completing a masters degree from Pratt, Deetsch was a senior
museum educator at Brooklyn Museum and has since moved back to Kentucky,
where he has been successful in bringing art and programming to both
Lexington and Frankfort. For his exhibition, he has selected artworks
by Kristina Arnold and Bobby Campbell.
Nov. 9 - Dec. 7: In the Shadow of Cortes: From Veracruz
to Mexico. Through the generous support of Lilly Endowment, this exhibit
features the work of two Indiana Universwity professors: historian Kathleen
Ann Myers and photojournalist Steve Raymer.
January: A group exhibition featuring artwork by the faculty
of the Georgetown College Art Department: Daniel Graham, Boris
Zakic Darrell Kincer.
February: Senior Art History Major Co-Curatorial
Exhibition. Selected, researched and installed by the senior art history
majors, this exhibition features artworks from the Hanover College private
March: Senior Studio Art Major Independent Study
Thesis Exhibitions. These exhibitions feature artwork and installations
developed, designed and created by senior art majors.
May 6-26: Regional High School Juried Exhibition.
For information on these exhibitions, call (812)
866-7110 or visit: www.hanover.edu/arts.
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