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

An Awkward Olfactory Inquiry by Rachel Graf Evans; Directed by Kevin Hoffman

Thursday-Tuesday, October 1-6 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 4 matinee at 2 p.m.

Virtual live performance, reservations required and are free to the public. Reservations made at will provide a viewing link on the day of the performance.

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.”

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

Tyree Daye

Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual poetry reading

Tyree Daye, our visiting poet this fall, grew up in North Carolina and now teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He’s the author of two books of poems:  RIVER HYMNS, which is great, and CARDINAL, published on October 6th, is also great. At the reading, Tyree will announce the winners of the annual Frederick Hartmann Poetry Contest, sponsored by an alum, William Maness.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 550 643 8427
Passcode: tyreedaye

Nikki Giovanni

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.

Dancing in the Landscape

Friday, October 23

Virtual performance, 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.

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