Department of Performing Arts presents “Clue”

Friday – Sunday, March 31-April 2

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts
Mar. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Apr. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Apr. 2 at 2 p.m.

Based on the Screenplay by Jonathan Lynn • Written by Sandy Rustin • Additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price • Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture • Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE • Original music by Michael Holland • Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well…dead. So, whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets will be available beginning March 10 at www.elon.edu/boxoffice.


Multi-faith Scholars Senior Celebration

Monday, April 3

McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 5:30 p.m.

Members of Elon’s fifth class of Multifaith Scholars will present their two-year undergraduate research projects. Darsev Kaur (Religious Studies) will analyze the daily practice of Shastar Darshan in Anandpur, India, during which historically significant weapons are presented to an audience of Sikh pilgrims and tourists. Aidan Melinson (Creative Writing and Religious Studies) will read from his collection of poetry exploring Catholic saints in the context of Pagan worship. Peyton Rohlfs (Literature and Religious Studies) will discuss how identity is negotiated by members of the Sri Lankan diaspora community in Staten Island, NY. Maddy Starr (International/Global Studies and Religious Studies) will share insights about the climate of everyday tension and mutual distrust in contemporary Israel/Palestine drawn from her ethnographic research in Jerusalem. A reception will follow. All are welcome.


Elon Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

Wednesday, April 5

Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.
Mariana Poole, director
Livestream: Facebook live

The Percussion Ensemble presents its exciting night of hitting things with sticks! Featuring the music of contemporary composers and directed by Mariana Poole, the program includes a variety of musical styles played on both traditional and “found object” instruments. You never know what will happen next! Sponsored by the Department of Music


Passover Seder

Thursday, April 6

Elon Community Church, 5:30 p.m.

Join the Elon Hillel for its annual Passover Seder, a musical and interactive community journey from slavery to freedom. Elon Hillel’s Passover seder is open to the entire community. Celebrate renewal, springtime and freedom. Tickets will be for sale on Elon Hillel’s website: www.elon.edu/Hillel. All are welcome. Sponsored by Hillel, Jewish Life and The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life


James P. Elder Lecture with Caleb King

Thursday, April 6

Whitley Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

After 16 years in Rwanda, physician and renewable energy entrepreneur Dr. Caleb King returned to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to help lead the Institute for Convergent Science, a partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences, The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovate Carolina. King believes the institute will make the ideas of innovators more useful and greatly benefit the entire North Carolina community. Living in a world where resources may be limited and root causes are complex and cross various disciplines, solutions must be found creatively. By working collaboratively, a support structure and even new paradigms can develop to address large and threatening problems. Dr. King will share how ICS is now leading the challenge. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets will be available beginning March 16 at www.elon.edu/boxoffice.


Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Thursday, April 6

Holt Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday commemorates Jesus’ washing of his disciples’’ feet and the institution of the Eucharist. All are welcome. Sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry and The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life


Stations of the Cross

Friday, April 7

Scott Plaza/Fonville Fountain, 12 p.m. (rain location: Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion)

Good Friday is the Christian observance of Jesus of Nazareth’s passion, crucifixion and death. This walking journey involves prayer and reflection. All are welcome. Sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry and The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life


Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Friday, April 7

Holt Chapel, 3 p.m.

Catholic Campus Ministry’s celebration of this solemn liturgy. All are welcome. Sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry and The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life


Easter Mass

Sunday, April 9

Alumni Gym, Koury Athletic Center, 10 a.m.

Easter Sunday is when Christians joyously observe the resurrection of Jesus Christ. All are welcome. Sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry and The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life


Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café with Janet Cope, Cindy Bennett and Dianne Person on Elon’s Anatomical Gift Program

Tuesday, April 11

Burlington Beer Works, 103 E. Front Street., Burlington, NC. 7 p.m.

Each month on second Tuesdays, a different scientist will present an hour-long talk on an engaging topic. In April, Elon’s School of Health Science faculty Janet Cope, Cynthia Bennett and Dianne Person will be the special guests. Events are held on the 2nd floor of BBW and there is no entrance fee. Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed, informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. For more information, contact Dave Gammon, dgammon@elon.edu.


An Evening with Shannon Bream of FOX News

Wednesday, April 12

Carolina Theatre (310 S. Green St., Greensboro), 6:30 p.m.

Shannon Bream, anchor of “FOX News Sunday with Shannon Bream”, will explore the way established and emerging sources of news and entertainment shape Americans’ perceptions of justice. Bream is also chief legal correspondent for FNC and host of “Livin’ the Bream”, a podcast on FOX News Radio where she shares inspirational stories and an insider’s perspective on actions and rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court. Bream authored the New York Times bestselling books “The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today” and “Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak.” This program is part of Elon Law’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Elon Law encourages RSVPs at https://www.elon.edu/u/law/about/contact/rsvp-to-elon-law/ to help interested guests receive timely information and updates.


Elon University Spring Convocation with
Ashley Judd

Thursday, April 13

Alumni Gym, Koury Athletic Center, 7 p.m.

Heralded for starring in both box office hits and for her unforgettable performances in independent films, Ashley Judd is a renowned actress, humanitarian and political activist. One of the most vocal and influential figures of the #MeToo movement, Judd was named to TIME’s “Person of the Year” as one of the silence breakers and changemakers who helped shift the culture and conversation around sexual abuse and harassment. A feminist and social justice advocate, Judd serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador for Population Services International; and is chairperson of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project: Curbing Abuse, Expanding Freedom. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets will be available beginning March 21 at www.elon.edu/boxoffice.


Yom HaShoah: The Reading of the Names

Tuesday, April 18

Steps of the Moseley Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A gathering on the steps of Moseley Center to read aloud the names of persons who perished in the Holocaust, helping ensure that their memories are never forgotten. This annual tradition emphasizes the depth of loss and will be occurring in communities around the world on this day. We encourage members of the Elon community to participate in this collective act of remembrance by signing up online for a 10-minute time slot of reading from books of names of the Shoah victims. All are welcome to read and/or attend. Sponsored by Hillel, Jewish Life, Jewish Studies, and the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life


Elon Orchestra Spring Concert

Tuesday, April 18

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Thomas Erdmann, music director

The Elon Orchestra closes its 2022-23 season with the orchestra by featuring oboe soloist, Elon alum and faculty member Thomas Turanchik, on Maria Theresia von Paradis’ well-known Sicilienne, as well as Elon faculty member Gerald Knight singing two enchanting songs by Henry Purcell. The orchestra will also continue their Mozart Symphony cycle with Symphony No. 10. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Yom HaShoah: Ceremony of Remembrance

Thursday, April 20

Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 9:50 a.m.

Marking Yom HaShoah of “Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Heroism.” Every year Elon gathers as a community to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to remind us of the terrible deeds that can be carried out when bigotry, hatred and indifference are regarded as normal. Elon students, faculty and staff will share quotes and stories to remember the lives of those who died because of the racial purity measures in German-controlled Europe during World War II, to honor those who survived and remind of their experiences during this dark time. All are welcome. Sponsored by Hillel, Jewish Life, Jewish Studies, and The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life


Joseph S. Francisco, “So Much Water in the Atmosphere”

Thursday, April 20

Whitley Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture

Water is one of the most abundant resources in our atmosphere. Its ability to be both a hydrogen bond donor and acceptor allows water to form new and very stable chemical species, previously not considered in the chemistry of the atmosphere. These new entities can have a dramatic effect and provide fundamental new insight into chemistry on clouds that have never been imagined – turning clouds into mini-chemical reactors. The President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, Francisco will review both experimental and theoretical investigations of water effects on gas phase reactions to better understand global effects of water chemistry in our atmosphere.


EST: élan standard time

Thursday, April 20

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Elon University’s vocal jazz ensemble, élan, performs a concert of classic selections from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s with rhythm section. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Department of Performing Arts presents “Instant Laughter”

Friday – Saturday, April 21-22

Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. both nights

Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck

Elon’s comic improv troupe, Instant Laughter, takes the stage performing scenes and sketches based on audience suggestions. Admission: $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit Elon’s theatre arts program.


Eid al-Fitr

Wednesday, April 26

McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 6 p.m.

After fasting for the month of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, “The Holiday of Breaking the Fast,” with food, festivities and fellowship. There will be fun trivia, a henna station and goodie bags for the kids. All are welcome. Sponsored by Muslim Life and The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life


Elon Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Wednesday, April 26

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Brandon Mitchell

The spring concert will feature a selection of traditional to contemporary jazz stylings performed by the Elon University Jazz Ensemble. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Department of Performing Arts presents “Deep Water Ballad”

Friday-Sunday, April 28-30

Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West

Apr. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Apr. 29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Apr. 30 at 2 p.m.

Book by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman • Music & Lyrics by Chris Rayis • Directed by Alexandra Joye Warren

After a fatal mining disaster occurs in the small mountain town of Deep Water, West Virginia, the families left behind are forced to rebuild their community and confront the question of their own survival in the face of a new industry that threatens to destroy the land to extract what’s buried beneath it. Yet, something mysterious is happening – water erupting from solid rock; windows spontaneously shattering; the land itself glowing with a peculiar light. Could it be that a remnant of those killed in the disaster somehow survive? Could there be some truth in that old incantation, “mountain men never die”? This workshop production will be the first full performance of “Deep Water Ballad,” a new musical from Douglas Waterbury-Tieman  and Elon faculty member Chris Rayis. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations will be offered beginning Friday, April 21 at www.elonperformingarts.com


Elon Electric Ensemble Spring Concert, “Satisfaction: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones”

Saturday, April 29

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Todd Coleman, director

Featuring the music of one of the greatest Rock and Roll bands of all time, including their greatest hits and some deeper cuts. Sponsored by the Department of Music