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Pelléas + Mélisande 
by Claude Debussy and Maurice Maeterlinck
Directed by Scott Skiba
Conducted by Domenico Boyagian
Scenic & Costume Design by Tesia Benson
Lighting Design by David Stoughton
Friday and Saturday, February 28-29, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 1, at 2:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

BW Opera, winner of first and second place in the 2017 and 2018 National Opera Association collegiate opera competition, presents a new, abridged, English-language adaptation of Claude Debussy and Maurice Maeterlinck’s Symbolist opera, Pelléas et Mélisande. 

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THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Martin Friedman
Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 7:30 pm
Lindsay-Crossman Chapel
56 Seminary Street, Berea

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a savage satire on the rise of Hitler, wittily transposed into a small-time gangster’s takeover of Chicago’s green grocery trade. There is a seam of black comedy which runs through this political parable but it does not lessen the sharpness of its accusation. Ui is one of Brecht’s most intense creations, and Brecht points to the resistibility of his rise, and on the society that permitted it.

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:
THE RACE TO FINDING LONGITUDE:
The competition between the astronomers and the clock makers to find longitude at sea.
Gary Kader, Director, Burrell Memorial Observatory
Friday, March 20, at 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd, Berea

This lecture on finding longitude addresses is one of the great challenges of the 18th century - the determination of longitude at sea. The nation that succeeded would dominate militarily and trade. To do so required accurate time keeping. The astronomers pursued a method using the heavens while the clock makers strove to perfect the clock.

The lecture will be presented in the Main Stage Theater located in the Kleist Center for Art and Drama.

Note: Dr. Scott Gaudi of The Ohio State University was originally scheduled to present a lecture on the search for life beyond our solar system on this date, but had to cancel.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

For questions, contact the Observatory Director at gkader@bw.edu, or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440-826-2312.

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TENTH ANNUAL BW BEATLES PRESENTS 
"SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND" IN CONCERT

Saturday, March 21, 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street,  Berea

"The oldest collegiate Beatles Festival" is a tribute to the Fab Four conceived with a wink and a nod to the BW Bach Festival.  BW students direct and produce this high-energy performance of the classic Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

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THE BURIAL AT THEBES
An adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone by Seamus Heaney
Wednesday-Saturday, March 25-28, at 7:30 pm

Burial at Thebes by Seamus Haney is a re-telling of the story/myth of Antigone. Caught between divine principles and human laws Antigone must face doing what she believes is right and suffers the ultimate consequence. Everyone in her family circle is effected by her choices as she defies the orders of her uncle the King. Burial at Thebes presents a dysfunctional family in crisis and the aftermath that comes with pride, gender inequality and the threat of tyranny.

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"WE DO RECOVER"
Concert Benefitting Jean Marie House
Sunday, March 29, at 3:00 pm 
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea

“We Do Recover” is a concert to benefit Jean Marie House, a residential recovery facility for women in Brook Park. Jean Marie House is part of the Ed Keating Center and serves women ages 18 and older who are seeking recovery.

The concert features BW faculty members and speakers.

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STORYTELLING TOOLBOX:  THE NORTHEAST OHIO NONPROFIT COMMUNICATORS CONFERENCE
Sponsored by Baldwin Wallace University, BW Brain Center for Community Engagement, and Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio
Thursday, April 2, 8 am-4 pm
Strosacker Student Union
125 Tressel Street, Berea

Join us for an action-oriented gathering of fundraisers, communication teams, students and board members to explore best practices and practical solutions.  Featuring national and local thought-leaders, workshop time for project development, and sessions focused on cultivating, creating and communicating content to support your mission.

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DRACULA
By Stephen Dietz
Directed by Scott Plate
Wednesday-Saturday, April 22-25, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 26, at 2:00 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

A provocative adaptation by American playwright Steven Dietz restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.

Please be advised that fog and hazer will be used during the show.

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LA VOIX HUMAINE & MISS HAVISHAM'S WEDDING NIGHT
By Poulenc and Argento
Scott Skiba, director
Steve Shack, lighting designer
Brittany Merenda, projection designer
Friday, May 1, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday May 3, at 3:00 pm
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

Experience these powerful one-woman opera monodramas in this tour de force
double bill production.

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TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (2)
Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama,
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Produced by the Directing Class.  Featuring a collection of short plays.  Directed by BW students – a great chance to see emerging talent.

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