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Eugene O’Neill’s last play and only true love story will be performed at Staller Center on Saturday, February 13, at 8 pm by actors from Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre. “A Moon for the Misbegotten” draws on autobiographical material from O’Neill’s own life. Angela Smith stars as Josie Hogan, a boisterous Irish woman with a quick tongue and a tarnished reputation, who lives on a Connecticut tenant farm with her father in the 1920s. James Tyrone Jr., whose family owns the farm, returns to settle the estate when his mother dies and attempts to navigate his complicated relationship with Josie and…

Independent film company Killer Films, a partner with Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Film program, has four films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival that are gaining attention from the press and the film industry. Goat, which Southampton MFA students screened and discussed as a test case in Fall 2015, stars Nick Jonas and is directed by Andrew Neel. It is based on Brad Land’s 2004 memoir about a college freshman who is subjected to hazing when pledging his older brother’s college fraternity. Read more in The Huffington Post, USA Today and Variety. White Girl is directed by Elizabeth Wood,…

The famed European mime troupe Mummenschanz brings its groundbreaking art form to Staller Center Main Stage on Sunday, January 31, at 7 pm. Mummenschanz captivates audiences around the globe with its visually stunning, family-friendly entertainment. Purchase Tickets Tickets are $42 for general admission and $21 for children age 12 and under at www.stallercenter.com or call the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS. The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday, 12 pm to 6 pm and one hour before performances.

Members of the Stony Brook University Orchestra, vocal soloists and conductors will perform Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 6, at 3 pm in the Recital Hall at Staller Center. Admission for this seasonal traditional concert is free. Vocal scores will be available for purchase at the door for $10. Choruses from Part One, Worthy is the Lamb/Amen and the Hallelujah Chorus will be sung by the audience. Solo vocalists will include Anna Betka, soprano; Jina Nam, soprano; Heather Kopp, soprano; Kristin Starkey, mezzo-soprano; Erynn McLeod, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Schuessler, tenor; Joseph Han, baritone; Daniel Nwatu, baritone; and David John Davani, baritone. Conductors…

The Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University will present Kyogen: Japanese Medieval Comedy on Tuesday, December 8, at 6 pm performed by The Mansaku-No-Kai Kyogen Company. The show will be followed by a conversation with Mansai Nomura, son of the company’s founder, and Professor Izumi Ashizawa, Stony Brook University Department of Theatre Arts. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free. You can purchase tickets online at www.thewangcenter.org or at the door. The Masau-no Kai Kyogen Company was founded by Mansaku Nomura II, a Living National Treasure of…

Award-winning comic sensation The Producers takes the stage at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center on Saturday, November 21, at 8 pm. The Producers is the hilarious Mel Brooks smash-hit that took Broadway by storm in 2001, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards. Tickets for The Producers are $52 and are available online at www.stallercenter.com or by calling the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS. Based on the Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, The Producers chronicles the side-splitting adventures of washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, as they…

The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will perform Shostakovich Festive Overture, Vaughan Williams A London Symphony and two opera arias by Mozart and Gounod, sung by David John Davani, a winner of the 2015 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition. The concert is Tuesday, November 17, on Staller Center’s Main Stage at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 general and $5 seniors and students, and are on sale at the Staller Center Box Office or by calling (631) 632-ARTS. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or visit www.stonybrook.edu/music. Baritone David John Davani is a senior at Stony Brook University and a…

The Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University is presenting the North Korean romantic comedy Comrade Kim Goes Flying, including a post-screening discussion with Director/Producer Nicholas Bonner on Wednesday, November 18, at 2:30 pm in Lecture Hall I. Admission is free. Comrade Kim Goes Flying is a unique film about a young woman coal miner who pursues her childhood dream to be a trapeze artist against all odds. This is the first feature film with an all North Korean cast to be co-produced with Western partners and to be completely edited outside of North Korea. Unlike most North Korean…

The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery is featuring a solo exhibition by Washington, DC-based artist Isabel Manalo that includes new paintings, collages and stitched works. Isabel Manalo: Skin Codes runs from November 7 through December 12. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 7 pm to 9 pm, and an artist talk is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, at 4:15 pm. All events are free and open to the public. Manalo is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work addresses ideas of power and identity as defined by race, ethnicity, geography and class. Combining painting with photography, drawing,…

The Craft Center is having its final pottery sale on Wednesday, November 18, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Student Activities Center Lobby. Due to renovations in the Stony Brook Union Building, the ceramic studio will be closing its doors on November 20. Please stop by and support the Craft Center and ceramic studio members. You can also join the Art Crawl Tour on November 18 starting at 3 pm at the Alloway Gallery in the Melville Library, where MFA student Myda El-Maghrabi will be exhibiting her work. The tour then heads to the Zodiac Gallery in the Charles B. Wang…

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