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Dept. of Drama and Dance Performance Calendar

Dream of a Common Language

DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE

By Heather McDonald
Directed by Jennifer Hart

This intriguing work was inspired by an actual incident: women were banned from the artists' dinner to plan the first Impressionist painting exhibit in 1874, even though works by women were to be shown. In the play, the dinner is at the home of Victor, a successful artist, and Clovis, an artist who no longer paints. After helping with the preparations and being excluded from the dining room, Clovis devises a "women only" dinner to be held outdoors.

Dates/Times: October 5 through 14

Friday, October 5 and October 12, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 6 and 13, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, October 7 and 14, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, October 11, at 8 p.m.

Location: Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus

Tickets to each performance are $10, $8 senior citizen. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online at www.hofstratickets.com.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to showtime.

DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE Symposium
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17, at 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Spiegel Theater, South Campus
Admission: FREE


Into The Woods

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Ilona Pierce

Into the Woods weaves the classic stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the beanstalk, Cinderella, and Rapunzel around the tale of a baker and his wife who learn that they are childless because of a witch’s curse. They all head into the woods to fulfill their wishes, but are they certain what they wish is what they want?

Dates/Times: October 26 through November 4

Friday, October 26 and November 2, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 27 and November 3, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 28 and November 4, at 2 p.m.

Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Tickets to each performance are $10, $8 senior citizen. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online at www.hofstratickets.com.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to showtime.

INTO THE WOODS Symposium
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, at 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Spiegel Theater, South Campus
Admission: FREE


WE ARE PUSSY RIOT, OR EVERYTHING IS P.R.

WE ARE PUSSY RIOT, OR EVERYTHING IS P.R.

by Barbara Hammond
Directed by Mahayana Landowne

In February 2012, five young women walked into a church in the center of Moscow and offered up a punk prayer: “Virgin Mary, Chase Putin Away!” The young activists, who call themselves Pussy Riot, played and shouted for exactly 48 seconds before being dragged out of the church by security guards and sent home. After posting the performance to YouTube, the girls were arrested, tried, and sent to labor camps for hooliganism and inciting religious hatred. But the media couldn’t be quieted, and turned Pussy Riot into the greatest piece of performance art in Russian history. This is their story.

Dates/Times: November 9 through 18

Friday, November 9 and 16, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 10 and 17, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 11 and 18, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, November 15, at 8 p.m.

Location: Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus

Tickets to each performance are $10, $8 senior citizen. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online at www.hofstratickets.com.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to showtime.

WE ARE PUSSY RIOT, OR EVERYTHING IS P.R. Symposium
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, at 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Spiegel Theater, South Campus
Admission: FREE


Fall Concert

FALL DANCE CONCERT

The Fall 2018 Faculty Dance concert will feature Hofstra faculty choreographers and special guest artists.

Dates/Times: November 29 through December 2

Thursday, November 29, at 8 p.m.; Friday, November 30, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 1, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m.

Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Tickets to each performance are $10, $8 senior citizen. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online at www.hofstratickets.com.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to showtime.

FALL DANCE Symposium
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
Admission: FREE


THE STUDENT REP: A Festival of Student Works

THE STUDENT REP: A Festival of Student Works

An exciting festival of student acting, directing and dance, presented over four days.

Dates/Times: Friday-Monday, December 7 through 10, at 7 p.m.

Location: Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus
Admission: FREE


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