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Wednesday – Saturday, February 1-4
Department of Performing Arts presents
Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Richard Gang
Black Box Theatre
7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Saturday

Heidi Holland is an expert on female artists virtually unknown in their lifetimes, though their work is as good as that of the male painters who dominated their ages. Wendy Wasserstein has written a thoughtful and funny drama about the Baby Boom generation and the price its women have paid as they have searched for fulfillment. Wasserstein takes us from Heidi’s high school and college days to her experiences with women’s lib focus groups, the rise of AIDS, the gay movement, and ultimately Heidi’s realization of what is important to her.

Reservations highly recommended: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations will be taken beginning January 11 by calling (336) 278-5650.* 

Monday, February 6
Joyce Tenneson
Abigail Cohen
Opening Reception
Isabella Cannon Room, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Artist’s Talk by Joyce Tenneson, 6:00 p.m.
The Dwight Merrimon Davidson Visiting Artist Series

A provocative exhibition featuring images by two artists who, at different stages in their own lives, explored and portrayed the complexities facing women as they grow and age. Exhibition continues through February 23.

Tuesday, February 7
Albert Maysles
Guest Lecture
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

One of America’s foremost non-fiction filmmakers, Albert Maysles is recognized as a pioneer of “direct cinema,” the distinctly American version of French “cinema verité.” The multiple award-winning cinematographer will talk about fifty years of making documentary films.

Sponsored by the School of Communications and the Liberal Arts Forum

Thursday, February 9
Jim Houlik
Tenor Saxophone
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Houlik, professor of saxophone at the School of Music, Duquesne University, has been instrumental in the development and presentation of classical music for the tenor saxophone.

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Thursday – Sunday, February 9-12
Department of Performing Arts presents
Urinetown - The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Direction by Kirby Wahl
Choreography by Lynne Formato
Musical Direction by Kenneth Lee
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thursday —Saturday;
2:00 p.m. Sunday

This Tony Award-winning musical is a Brechtian comedy about a band of oppressed citizens who join together to fight corporate greed and corruption during an extreme water crisis.

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID*

Wednesday, February 15
Linda Cykert, Fabrice Dharamraj, Victoria Fischer Faw
Faculty Recital
Whitley Auditorium 7:30 p.m.

A program of flute, violin, and piano chamber music composed by Schumann, Foote, Hummel, and Martinu.

Wednesday, February 15
Kevin Boyle and Richard Lee
Faculty Poetry and Fiction Reading
Isabella Cannon Room, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 16
River City Brass Band
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

With a distinct instrumentation of brass and percussion, the Pittsburgh-based River City Brass Band offers an upbeat revival of an American tradition that was widespread at the turn of the 20th century. Featuring 28 musicians, this ensemble produces the full richness of a symphony orchestra, the intimacy of a chamber ensemble, the toe-tapping brilliance of a military band and the swinging sound of a Big Band.

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID* 

Elon University Lyceum Series

Sunday, February 19
The Vagina Monologues
Whitley Auditorium, 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.

A series of individual soliloquies based on interviews with women of different ages, nationalities, ethnicities and circumstances. Originally written and performed by award winning playwright Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues will be performed by Elon students to celebrate the joy (and occasional despair) of being a woman.

Sponsored by the Women’s/Gender Studies Program

Tickets are $5 and will be sold in Moseley Center the week of the performances as well as at the door. Proceeds to benefit CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response & Resource Center.

Monday, February 20
Peter Brown
“Discovery, Story and Implications of
Homo Floresiensis—The Hobbits”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

In 2003, what appeared to be a new species of human was discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores. Dr. Peter Brown, professor of paleoanthropology at the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia, was the lead scientist of the joint Australian-Indonesian team that made this amazing discovery.

Sponsored by the Voices of Discovery Speaker Series
and the Liberal Arts Forum

Tuesday, February 21
John G. Sullivan
“The Idea of a University Revisited”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m
The Ferris E. Reynolds Memorial Lecture

Dr. John G. Sullivan, retiring Distinguished University Professor and Maude Sharpe Powell Professor of Philosophy, will deliver this year’s Reynolds Lecture.  His presentation looks to the future by reanimating themes concerning humane and liberating learning. Taking as his touchstone John Henry Newman’s classic The Idea of a University, he will explore medieval, modern and future visions for university life.

Wednesday, February 22
“Sex on Film: Myth and Reality”
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

How does the portrayal of sex in popular films differ from the experiences of real people? Leigh-Anne Royster, coordinator of Personal Health Programs and Community Well-Being at Elon, will use film clips to facilitate a conversation about the psychological and spiritual implications of distorted views of sex.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Thursday, February 23
Jazz Festival Concert 
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The culmination of Elon’s two-day Jazz Festival, directed by Jon Metzger, features performances by the All-Festival Big Band (a high school ensemble selected from more than 400 visiting participants) and this year’s clinicians, Richard Roeder, guitar, and Glenn Cashman, tenor saxophone, together with Elon’s Jazz Ensemble.

Thursday, February 23
Step Afrika!
McKinnon Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1996, young artists from the United States and South Africa-based Soweto Dance Theatre join together to create this powerful collaborative project. Step Afrika! performs a high energy brand of precision stepping – a exciting new dance genre. Their repertoire also includes tap, clogging, hip-hop and South African dancing including Zulu and gumboot.

Sponsored by the Student Union Board and Multicultural Affairs


Monday, February 27
Ben Bradlee
“Lying and Other Challenges”
McCrary Theatre, 6:30 p.m.
Isabella Cannon Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership

Ben Bradlee may be the most influential newspaper editor of our time and his illustrious career exemplifies journalistic excellence and achievement. He challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon papers. As Vice President and Executive Editor of the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991, he became famous for overseeing the publication of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s stories about the Watergate scandal. Under his leadership, the paper won 18 Pulitzer Prizes and by the start of the 1990s, the Post had been transformed into one of the most influential and respected news publications in the world. In his Isabella Cannon lecture, Bradlee will address leadership as it relates to politics and current events, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing our nation’s leaders in the news.

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID*

Monday, February 27
Priscilla Hollingsworth: Bio Array I
Opening Reception

Isabella Cannon Room, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

An installation of wall-mounted ceramic works by nationally-known artist Priscilla Hollingsworth, professor of ceramics at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia. Exhibition continues through March 30.

Sponsored by Susan Patton

Monday, February 27
Rebecca Faery
Guest Reading
Whitley Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

Rebecca Faery is director of First Year Writing in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Cartographies of Desire: Captivity, Race, and Sex in the Shaping of an American Nation and co-editor of an anthology of nonfiction, In Depth. She is currently at work on a collection of personal essays on the Vietnam war.

Sponsored by the Department of English

Tuesday, February 28
Carey Harwood
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The Department of Music presents former Elon faculty member Carey Harwood in recital. Harwood, presently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Colorado, will perform a program of varied guitar literature.

Sponsored by the Department of Music