Abington announces fall Cultural Arts schedule

September 03, 2019

ABINGTON, Pa. — Fall brings Cultural Arts programming back to Penn State Abington. All events are open to the public. For updates to the schedule or to sign up for email notifications, visit Abington Cultural Arts online.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

"Gettysburg" performed by Theatre Nohgaku

Playwright Elizabeth Dowd and composer David Crandall reimagine the conflict at the center of American history as noh, a traditional form of Japanese drama. They create something unprecedented: an intertwining of voices from our country’s painful past with noh’s poetic forms, a synthesis of extraordinary music of noh with choral concert music, accompanied by violin, harmonica and the drums of noh.

Admission: $10 (Free for Penn State students. Must show ID.)

8 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium

Sunday, Sept. 22

Opera Lecture – "Der Rosenkavalier"

Moderator: Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts

This marvelous melodic masterpiece by Richard Strauss about love and loss is funny, dramatic and ultimately heartbreaking. Strauss' examination of the follies and courage of human existence is unforgettable, and his gorgeous musical score brings his audience and characters to a breathtaking connection. This opera is one of the all-time greats. Light refreshments served.

Admission: $15 (Free for Penn State students, faculty, and staff. Must show ID.)

2:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Friday, Oct. 18

Friday Night Film: "13 Minutes"

Moderator: Moylan Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts

In Munich in 1939, a young man decides that he can't stand any more of the Nazi depredations. He must kill Adolf Hitler to save his country. This amazing film tells the story of this incredible undertaking by Georg Elser, a brave young German whose story has been erased from 20th century history. This is a totally absorbing movie, and it is all true.

Admission: $10. (Free for Penn State students, faculty, and staff. Must show ID.)

7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Panel Discussion: How Do We Fix Higher Education? Preparing Future Generations for Success

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

How might we "fix" the problems in our higher education system? Should we forgive student debt? Do we make college free? What about vocational schools? How do we prepare future generations for future workforce challenges? Join us to discuss these and other related issues.

Admission and registration: https://wacphila.org/events/higher-education-issues

6 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium

Friday, Nov. 15

Friday Night Film: "The Souvenir"

Moderator: Moylan Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts

Don’t miss this wonderful romantic British film that focuses on two captivating characters. One is a smart, attractive young woman who is committed to a career in the arts. The other is a much older man with money, social position and a charismatic charm who entrances the young woman. Can they find a way for a genuine love to develop, or will this be just another brief encounter? A very clever film based on a highly acclaimed recent novel.

Admission: $10. (Free for Penn State students, faculty, and staff. Must show ID.)

7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st century public higher education within a world-class research university. With nearly 4,000 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 21 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics,and more.

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Last Updated September 03, 2019