The list of arts and cultural activities for the 2017-2018 academic year is replete with on-campus events of interest to the College and greater community and visitors, among them: 

The onStage guest artist series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming in music, theater and dance.


Events at a Glance

Music

Student Recital

Fortune Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Wednesday, April 25

ulianna Goldfluss ’20, voice
MaryClare McDonough ’18, voice
Emma Coles ’21, piano
Rebecca Collins ’21, voice
Kevin Hyland ’21, guitar
Becca Nash ‘19, voice
Charlotte Williams '21, trumpet
Margot Weiss ‘20, voice
Peter Marshall ‘21, trumpet
Emma Niiler ‘20, voice

Free Admission

Theater

firefly/a foreigner's tale: A capstone in playwriting by Misao McGregor

Tansill Theater

04/26/2018

“A firefly that flies too far and burns too bright.” These are the words to describe a generational line of women whose spirits are forced to be contained by their political surroundings. As Hotaru looks back on her life, confronting her time in the Japanese internment camps, her granddaughter, Chiyako, looks forward to her future, unsure of how to proceed in a way that will both fulfill her own desires and live up to the sacrifices her family has made for her. In this new play, inherited experience ties these two generations together as they fight for the freedom to love while inhabiting a skin they can’t escape. 

Free Admission

Theater

"The Nether" a play by Jennifer Haley

Tansill Theater

Friday, 04/27/2018 7:30

A play by Jennifer Haley. A Capstone in Directing by Jason Karos. A Capstone in Production/Media Design by Rebecca Brill Weitz. 

We can begin where our bodies end; images-ideas-can create reality. In Jennifer Haley's The Nether, friction between the real world and the virtual world of "The Nether" culminates when Detective Morris investigates into a special realm called "The Hideaway." Slowly, Detective Morris and the residents of “The Hideaway” are forced to come to terms with all of what makes them who they are.

Free Admission

Music

Senior Recital: Stephanie Foster

Harkness Chapel

Friday, April 27

Stephanie Foster, soprano

Free Admission

Theater

"In the Spotlight," a Capstone in Playwriting by Lindsey Ruzza

Tansill Theater

Saturday, 04/28/2018

A Capstone in Playwriting by Lindsey Ruzza. A Capstone in Acting by Lizzy Moreno. A Capstone in Acting by Dara Pohl Feldman.

What happens when power is abused and the lines are blurred? "In the Spotlight" is an original play based on the mental, physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by the artistic director at the Profiles Theatre in Chicago in 2016. Follow Maya and Violet as they both navigate exploitation and realize the power of female friendship. In an age fraught with confusion and pain, this play attempts to answer questions like how do we hold perpetrators accountable, how do we move on, and how do we reclaim our power?

Free Admission

Theater

firefly/a foreigner's tale: A capstone in playwriting by Misao McGregor

Tansill Theater

Saturday, 04/28/2018 4 p.m.

“A firefly that flies too far and burns too bright.” These are the words to describe a generational line of women whose spirits are forced to be contained by their political surroundings. As Hotaru looks back on her life, confronting her time in the Japanese internment camps, her granddaughter, Chiyako, looks forward to her future, unsure of how to proceed in a way that will both fulfill her own desires and live up to the sacrifices her family has made for her. In this new play, inherited experience ties these two generations together as they fight for the freedom to love while inhabiting a skin they can’t escape. 

Free Admission

Music

Senior Recital

Harkness Chapel

Saturday, April 28

Clare Loughlin, piano

Free Admission

Theater

"The Nether" a play by Jennifer Haley

Tansill Theater

Sunday, 04/29/2018

A play by Jennifer Haley. A Capstone in Directing by Jason Karos. A Capstone in Production/Media Design by Rebecca Brill Weitz. 

We can begin where our bodies end; images-ideas-can create reality. In Jennifer Haley's The Nether, friction between the real world and the virtual world of "The Nether" culminates when Detective Morris investigates into a special realm called "The Hideaway." Slowly, Detective Morris and the residents of “The Hideaway” are forced to come to terms with all of what makes them who they are.

Free Admission

Theater

"In the Spotlight," a Capstone in Playwriting by Lindsey Ruzza

Tansill Theater

Sunday, 04/29/2018

A Capstone in Playwriting by Lindsey Ruzza. A Capstone in Acting by Lizzy Moreno. A Capstone in Acting by Dara Pohl Feldman.

What happens when power is abused and the lines are blurred? "In the Spotlight" is an original play based on the mental, physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by the artistic director at the Profiles Theatre in Chicago in 2016. Follow Maya and Violet as they both navigate exploitation and realize the power of female friendship. In an age fraught with confusion and pain, this play attempts to answer questions like how do we hold perpetrators accountable, how do we move on, and how do we reclaim our power?

Free Admission

Music

Camel Heard and Chorale Annual Spring Concert: Somehow, Someday, Somewhere

Harkness Chapel

Monday, April 30

The Chorale will celebrate the centenary of Leonard Bernstein with a performance of "The West Side Story Choral Suite" that includes the famous piece, "Somewhere." Camel Heard will present additional music of hope and perseverance by Koepke, Lauridsen, Powell, Szymko, and Whitacre including "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" and "Lorica (I Arise)." The sopranos and altos of both choirs will combine to present the powerful piece commissioned by Vox Femina, "Still I Rise" by Rosephanye Powell.

Wendy Moy, director

Tickets: $5; Seniors: $3; Students: $3; CC Students, Faculty & Staff: Free (General Admission)