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Date: Mar 14, 2008
This Spring Hofstra Entertainment Presents Tributes to Sinatra (April 5, 6), Moliere (April 11), and the 60th Anniversary of Israel (May 16 to 18)Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … For tickets and more information on the following theatrical events, please call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
April 5 and 6: Sinatra Dances: A Musical Dance Fantasy presented by the Metropolitan Repertory Ballet Company, featuring professional dancers and musicians and guest narration by Bob Spiotto.
This exciting and entertaining experience combines live music as well as some of Frank Sinatra’s most memorable … and danceable … recordings to create this unique musical dance fantasy! Live music is provided by the Metropolitan Musical Ensemble with musical direction by conductor Rolf Barnes.
Featured professional dancers include: Alexander Anatska (Ukrainian National Ballet), Mark Burns (Dance Theater of Harlem), Mary Carpenter (Metropolitan Opera Ballet), Leonid Farber (Ukrainian National Ballet, Metropolitan Repertory Ballet Company), and Leonora Volpe (Ukrainian National Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet). With special guests Serge Galletto and world-renowned dancer Julio Bocca
Tickets are $20, $18 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID, $10 children under 12. $10 for members of the Hofstra community with a current HofstraCard (two-ticket maximum). Performances are Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m. at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
April 11: The Long Island Premiere of Molière Than Thou, a one-man show written and performed
by Timothy Mooney. A scurrilous rumor circulating for the last 300 or so years suggests that Molière is dead, the victim of a coughing seizure amid the performance of his final play, The Imaginary Invalid. Molière is alive and better than ever, and performing under the name Timothy Mooney. Not only is Molière still alive, but in Molière Than Thou, he speaks English! And is every bit as insightful, ribald, irreverent and enthusiastic as the first time around.
Professional actor Timothy Mooney, who has toured throughout the United States and Canada, has rewritten 15 of Molière’s plays in their entirety, bringing a dexterity of English speech to these works that were so dazzling in their original French. In the course of this literate, enthusiastic and hilarious 90-minute one-man play, Mooney parades through some of the best-loved plays in France’s history.
Molière Than Thou reinvigorates Renaissance theater, the court of Louis XIV, and the vision that generated some of the most beloved plays of all time. Among several other honors, the play won a “Best of Fringe” award from the San Francisco Fringe Festival.
The performance takes place on Friday, April 11, at 8:30 p.m. at Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus. Tickets are $16, $12 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Members of the Hofstra community receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Tickets go on sale March 25.
Molière Than Thou is being presented in conjunction with the Hofstra Cultural Center conference At Whom Are We Laughing? Humor in Romance Language Literatures.
May 16 to 18: Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel by Mark Weston, directed by Bob Spiotto.
This fascinating and unique play explores the relationship between former U.S. President Harry S. Truman and fellow World War I veteran Eddie Jacobson from 1915 to 1948. Their friendship would become key in the founding of the State of Israel. Hofstra Entertainment’s staged reading is presented as part of Israel at 60: A Celebration; in commemoration of Armed Forces Day; and as part of Hofstra University’s Educate ’08 initiative.
Show times are Friday, May 16, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m. at the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Theater, California Avenue, South Campus.
Tickets are $16, $12 for senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Members of the Hofstra community receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. NO RESERVED SEATS. Tickets go on sale April 22.