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Art Exhibitions Continue
Legacy: Works by Distinguished Former Faculty
A Tribute to Blue Note Records
Sunday, February 13, 3 p.m.
GUITARIST DAVID NEWSAM presents selections that were popular during the early years of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Some of the great jazz compositions of Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson, Art Blakey, and Grant Green will be featured. Joining David will be John Hunter, bass, Les Harris Jr., drums, Fred Haas, sax and piano, and several special guests.
Sunday, February 6, 3 p.m.
A RECITAL OF BAROQUE MUSIC for one, two, and three trumpets and organ featuring Robert Stibler, trumpet, Abbey Hallberg-Siegfried, organ, and UNH alumni trumpeters. Works by Giovanni Gabrieli, Petronio Franceschini, J. S. Bach, Giovanni Tartini, Valentin Rathgeber, and G. F. Handel will be featured.
Recollections: Teaching the Arts 1970–1987
Sunday, February 13, 1 p.m.
ARTIST AND PROFESSOR EMERITUS SIGMUND ABELES recounts his experiences as a studio art faculty member, which influenced his career as a professional educator and artist.
Based on the book by Tomie dePaola
THIS CHARMING MUSICAL adaptation of Tomie dePaola’s 1976 Caldecott Honor book brings Strega Nona, Big Anthony, and the magic pasta pot to life. Through song, storytelling, and puppetry, we meet Strega Nona, the kind-hearted “grandmother witch” who tells Big Anthony one thing he must not do. But Big Anthony is in big trouble. Will Strega Nona save the day?
The troupe performs this traveling show at schools, libraries, summer camps, churches, and town fairs.
Tuesday–Saturday, February 15–19, 7 p.m., Sunday, February 20, 2 p.m.
STAGED READINGS are an opportunity to present a wider variety of subjects and themes than can be performed in a regular season. The plays are minimally staged, actors hold scripts, and typically a stage manager directs the action. While the production elements are held to a minimum, the acting elements are not, and audiences get the full impact of the relationships between characters and the dramatic tension. The two selected plays share the theme of betrayal and its violent consequences, something which seems to remain unchanged since the time of the Romans.
Written by UNH alumnus Mike O’Malley ’88
NEW LOVE AND AN OLD SECRET emerge in this richly drawn sentimental comedy. Three thirty-something men gather to attend a friend’s wedding, when events conspire to cast shadows over a friendship and an engagement.
Written by the Roman playwright, Seneca
“HELL HATH NO FURY like a woman scorned.” Seneca’s Phaedra is a relentless depiction of destructive sexual passion, telling the tragic story of a young wife and her taboo love for her handsome stepson.