Department of Performing Arts presents
“Pheromone: An Awkward Olfactory Inquiry”

Thursday-Wednesday, October 1-6

Virtual performance, viewing options will be shared here in advance of the show dates

Somewhere in a dilapidated warehouse in Atlanta, a new kind of party is just getting started. Wear a T-shirt for three days, put it in a Ziplock bag, bring it to the party, fall in love. What matters more in a successful relationship: biology or commitment? An awkwardly olfactory inquiry into the nature of attraction, betrayal and the quirky characters we meet in our quest to find true love.

The Greatest Piano Men

Thursday, October 15

Virtual video concert, link available here at 5 p.m.

A tribute to the greatest piano icons in music from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Billy Joel. This electrifying production debuted at Flamingo Las Vegas and features 25 hit songs including “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Superstition,” “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer” and “New York State of Mind.”

Elon Music Ambassadors, Songs of Unity and Peace

Sunday, October 18

Limited seating at Pardue Court, 3 p.m.

Director Virginia Novine-Whittaker and the EMA present a Sunday afternoon outdoor concert. Rain date: Sunday, October 25.

Katharine Wilkinson, “Vital Questions for a Living Planet”

Tuesday, October 20

Zoom Webinar, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is a climate author, strategist, teacher, and vice president at Project Drawdown. Her publications include All We Can Save (forthcoming), The Drawdown Review, the New York Times best-seller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. TIME recently featured Dr. Wilkinson as one of 15 “women who will save the world.” Existential questions live at the heart of the climate crisis—questions that call us to make sense of this moment, imagine what’s possible, and participate in this era of great transformation. In this wide-ranging and interdisciplinary keynote, Dr. Katharine Wilkinson will share highlights from Project Drawdown’s pioneering and ongoing assessment of climate solutions, invite us to grapple with what it means to be human on a changing planet, and offer her insights about rapidly, radically reshaping society. Our call, as members in the community of life, is to live into the answers together.

To attend this webinar, please register at:

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Center for Environmental Studies, International and Global Studies Program, Kernodle Center for Civic Life, Political Science and Policy Studies, Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Nikki Giovanni, poetry reading

Wednesday, October 21

Virtual presentation available at, 7:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

Poet, radical, healer and sage, the prolific and perennially relevant Nikki Giovanni has shared her inspired and courageous voice for decades to touch our national consciousness on issues of race, gender, violence and inequality.

Instant Laughter

Friday-Saturday, October 23&24

virtual performance, 7:30 p.m. each night
Directed by Kevin Otos

Elon’s comic improv team, Instant Laughter, takes the stage performing scenes and sketches based on audience suggestions. Performances will be available live at

Dancing in the Landscape

Friday, October 23

Available for viewing at, 7 p.m.
Artistic Director: Casey Avaunt

The annual site-specific concert features original work by faculty, guest faculty and student choreographers.

Department of Performing Arts presents
“Beast Mode Champion”

Thursday-Saturday, October 29-31

Virtual performance, 7:30 p.m. each night, viewing options will be shared here in advance of the show dates

“Beast Mode Champion” is a high-octane rock musical set in the sweaty and hilarious world of professional wrestling. The show, slamming to life in and around the wrestling ring, plumbs the murky depths of masculinity, identity and performance through a team of unlikely heroes, thrust into the arena of pro wrestling in search of power, fame and love. “Beast Mode Champion” is receiving its workshop premiere at Elon University, after being developed at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts by Dan Gibson ’10 and Alex Higgin-Houser.