Entertaining line-up for 2012 Performing Arts Series

Entertaining line-up of performances for Lewis University’s 2012 Performing Arts Series

Published: August 15, 2012.

Lewis University will host six performances as part of the Lewis University’s Fall 2012 Performing Arts Series including a variety of entertainment from short plays to concerts. All performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the university’s main campus in Romeoville.

The first performance is “All Our Crosses,” three short plays written by Billy Lombardo, winner of the 2011 Nelson Algren Award for fiction and Mark Smith, internationally renowned poet and founder of Slam Poetry. “All Our Crosses” is based on Lombardo’s exploration of family men and their relationships with wives and children. The performance will be held on Sept. 5 in the Philip Lynch Theatre.

Held on Sept. 12 in the Sancta Alberta Chapel, “New Music Piano Trio” is a newly formed chamber ensemble that will bring vitality, diversity and musical enthusiasm. The ensemble’s performance will include selections from renowned composers Beethoven and Shostakovich.

“Lot O’Shakespeare” is the third performance in the series. Performed by Tim Mooney, it is a high-energy tour de force comprised of no fewer than 20 Shakespeare on scenes and sonnets, all selected by the audience. This performance will be held on Oct. 9 in the Philip Lynch Theatre.

“SoundProof” will be held on Oct. 11 in the Philip Lynch Theatre. “SoundProof” is an ensemble that explores the creative and interactive convergence of sound, music, technology, and extended performance techniques. Drawing from the impetus of the late 20th and current 21st century, the ensemble sculpts unique and wonderfully strange sonic landscapes in multi-dimensional acoustic spaces.

Held in the Sancta Alberta Chapel on Oct. 29, “Defamation” is a brilliant, shifting jigsaw puzzle of stagecraft. Holding the audience’s own prejudices under a powerful lens, the play is a courtroom drama where the audience is the jury.

The sixth and final performance is “Goran Ivanovic and Eastern Blok.” Led by Virtuoso guitarist Goran Ivanovic, this quartet creates a powerful dynamic that is a mix of Balkan folk music and Klezmer infused with the jazz aesthetic of improvisation. This high-energy performance will be held on Nov. 20 in the Philip Lynch Theatre.

Admission to all events is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (815) 836-5500.

The Performing Arts Series is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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