“Change, Hope and Equality for Asian Americans”
Tuesday, January 11
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address
One of today’s most versatile performers, award-winning actor B.D. Wong has been on screens big and small for more than 20 years, appearing in hits such as L”aw & Order: SVU,” “Mr. Robot,” “Gotham,” “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World.” His Broadway debut in M. Butterfly earned him a Tony Award, Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Drama Desk Award, making him the only actor to ever win all five major New York theatre awards for a single role.
Wong has spoken out about his experiences with rejection, typecasting, and racism in the entertainment industry and has been praised for addressing issues including racial self-image, Asian-American parental pressure and the “model-minority myth.” His memoir, “Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man,” recounts the highs and lows he and his form partner endured on the road to parenthood. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning December 1. For ticket information, visit elon.universitytickets.com.
Department of Performing Arts presents
“Sense and Sensibility”
Friday-Monday, January 21-24
Tuesday-Saturday, February 1-5
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, Jan. 21, 22, 24 and Feb. 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.;
Jan. 22, 23 at 2 p.m.
Written by: Kate Hamill
Directed by Kim Shively
Lead Dramaturge: Suzanne Shawyer
In a bold and innovative reimagining of Jane Austin’s beloved classic, playwright Kate Hamill explores the themes of gender, love and power. An intersectional feminist piece, “Sense and Sensibility” builds on the reimagined Regency Era in the style of “The Watson’s” and “Bridgerton.”
The production will have a student dramaturgy team, and dialect design, and features sonomime (movement reimagining props in various contexts), role doubling and rollicking good fun. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be offered beginning January 14 at elonperformingarts.com.
Elon Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, “Pierrot lunaire”
Monday, February 7
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
The Elon Contemporary Chamber Ensemble welcomes guest soprano and Elon faculty member, Gretchen Bruesehoff, to perform the monumental masterwork by Arnold Schoenberg, “Pierrot lunaire.” Sponsored by the Department of Music
The Department of Performing Arts presents
“Into the Woods”
Friday-Sunday, February 11-13
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, Feb. 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, 13 at 2 p.m.
Written by: Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine
Directed by: Frederick J. Rubeck
Associate Director: Brian Kremer
Musical Direction: Joanna Li
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece. Featuring characters adept at comedy and drama with classic and contemporary vocal styles – a rare modern classic! Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning January 21. For ticket information, visit elon.universitytickets.com.