Lewis University will host performances, varying from music and dance to poetry and theatre, as part of the Fall 2013 Performing Arts Series. All performances are located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville beginning at 7:30 p.m. unless stated otherwise. Admission to all events is $10 and tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (815) 836-5500.
Returning to Lewis University after a celebrated performance in 2007, “Tsukasa Taiko” will take the stage. The powerful ensemble of Japanese drummers, dressed in traditional costumes, aim to advance understanding of Japanese art and culture, particularly Taiko, through their lively and thunderous musical performance. The event will be Nov. 5 in the St. Charles Borromeo Center.
The final performance of the series is “Clarence Darrow for the Defense.” A celebrated lawyer in the first four decades of the 20th century, Clarence Darrow, called a “sophisticated country lawyer,” is best known for his defense of John T. Scopes in the 1925 trial about teaching evolution in the classroom. In a one-man show that makes history come alive, Peter Piane brings to life this influential American. The performance will take place Nov. 18 in the Sancta Alberta Chapel.
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 in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 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 connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh 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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