Cancellations, revised dates for Coastal Carolina cultural events
Widespread area flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence has resulted in numerous cancellations and rescheduling of cultural arts events at Coastal Carolina University.
The following list, categorized by genre, reflects the current status of revisions and may undergo future updates. Dates and times differ from those printed in the Fall 2018 Cultural Arts Calendar.
Please visit coastal.edu/culturalarts for more information and for an updated schedule of events. You can also follow @CCUCulturalArts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Tickets for all events can be obtained (where applicable) from the Wheelwright Box Office at 108 Spadoni Park Circle on the main Conway campus between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. View a map of campus here and a parking map here.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Film: Department of Philosophy, “Menashe”
Thursday, Sept. 27
Lecture: Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Music: Department of Music, CCU Jazz Ensemble with Jerald Shynett
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
- Thursday, Oct. 11-Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $17, with CCU discounts available. All tickets sold for the original dates will be honored.
The CCU Department of Theatre presents Martin McDonagh’s 2005 Tony Award-nominated hit, “The Pillowman,” directed by Professor Steve Earnest. This Kafkaesque play centers on the interrogation of a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state regarding the gruesome content of his haunting short stories. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, truth and storytelling, McDonagh celebrates with dark humor the spellbinding power of narrative and investigates the delicate balance between the freedom of the individual and the security of the state.
Note: This production contains content that is inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.
“A Little Night Music”
- Wednesday, Oct. 24-Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Command performance fundraiser for the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Admission: $25, with CCU discounts available; special event command performance: $50.
Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden and directed by Monica Bell, associate professor of CCU’s Department of Theatre, “A Little Night Music” is a musical celebration of love. Featuring a gorgeous score infused with humor, warmth and the flavor of a waltz, Stephen Sondheim’s most popular work is ripe with possibilities and passion. Discover love, loss and the complexities of human desire in some of Sondheim’s most stunning melodies including “The Glamorous Life,” “A Weekend in the Country,” and “Send in the Clowns.” Performed with an unforgettable cast of characters, this work of enchantment and mischief is a masterwork of musical comedy.
Second Stage Series: “In the Blood”
- Thursday, Nov. 1-Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.
Theatre Arts Production Studio, Burroughs & Chapin Building, Room 210
Admission: Free and open to the public (ticket required). Donations are accepted to benefit a local charity to help families facing the hardships conveyed in the production.
In its Second Stage Series, the CCU Department of Theatre joins with the Women’s and Gender Studies program to present Suzan-Lori Parks’ “In the Blood,” directed by students Jala Bennett and Amani Huell. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2000), this intense reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” follows Hester, an impoverished, homeless and illiterate mother of five, struggling to care for her children.
Note: This production contains content that is inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Guitar Studio Recital
- Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Edwards Recital Hall
Admission: $7, with CCU discounts available.
The guitar students of Daniel Hull, lecturer in CCU’s Department of Music, present a concert showcasing their master of the instrument. This concert will feature music from the Baroque period through the 21st century and include solos, duets, and a performance from the CCU Guitar Ensemble with selections by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Andrew York, among others.
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): A 2018 Centennial Celebration
- Monday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Edwards Recital Hall
Admission: $7, with CCU discounts available.
Music faculty from the University of South Carolina join Jeffrey Jones, baritone and associate professor in CCU’s Department of Music, in celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Guest artists include Phillip Bush on piano, Joseph Eller on clarinet, Lynn Kompass on piano, and vocalist Tina Milhorn Stallard (soprano).
OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
Film screening: “71”
- Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m.
Conway Education Center, 209 Allied Drive, Conway
Admission: Free and open to the public
This 2014 British historical thriller depicts the story of a British soldier who becomes separated from his unit in Belfast during a 1971 riot at the height of the Northern Ireland conflict.
Coastal Carolina University Theatre Department ranks in top 10 design, tech programs
OnStage blog, a leading blog about the theatrical profession, has named Coastal Carolina University one of the “Top 10 BFA Theatre Design and Tech Programs in the Country for 2016-17.” The listing is an affirmation of the unique experiences CCU students encounter in the program, according to Todd Wren, CCU professor of lighting design.
“We are storytellers and teach our students to create meaningful art on the stage with wood, paint, light and sound,” Wren said. “It’s common for students to work on two to three main stage productions their first year, in addition to their classroom projects, which include figure drawing, 3D computer modeling and dramatic analysis.”
A small faculty-student ratio and close working relationships also set CCU’s program apart, said Monica Bell, chair of the theatre department.
“A select group of students are chosen each year to enter into this mentorship-based program that facilitates production-centered learning in different areas of design and technology,” Bell said. “It's a wonderful recognition to land in the top 10 listing, and our students and faculty at CCU deserve the kudos!”
An excerpt from the listing:
Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC
- The design/technology program provides intensive hands-on experience for students. The program is a four-year sequence of courses in design, theatre technology, script analysis and visual arts. The intensive class work is complement ed with the variety of practical production experience available via our aggressive production schedule. Students have the opportunity to build a strong professional portfolio that will help them enter the professional theatre or seek further training at top graduate design schools.
- Scholarships include the Department of Theatre for the Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship. Students who have applied, been accepted and have received a recommendation will receive an award of $2000.00 (In-State) or $6500 (Out-of-State).
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