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KEYBOARD IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
Featuring Todd Wilson, organ
Friday and Saturday, January 11 & 12
Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

Friday, January 11
4:00 pm   Opening Session
5:30 pm   Dinner
7:00 pm   Silent movies with improvised organ accompaniment featuring Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" and Laurel and Hardy's "Big Business."
*Ticket included in the cost of the workshop.

Saturday, January 12
9:00 am   Group Class
10:00 am  Breakout Session
11:00 am  Group session

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SILENT MOVIE IMPROVISED ACCOMPANIMENT
Todd Wilson, organ
Friday, January 11, at 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea

Watch on the big screen while Todd Wilson  improvises an organ accompaniment to Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" and Laurel & Hardy's "Big Business".

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THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Franz Welser-Möst,  conductor
Wednesday, January 16, at 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea

The renowned Cleveland Orchestra performs for the first time on the BW campus.  The program will features Mozart's Divertimento No. 15 in B-flat Major, K.287 and Strauss' Chamber Symphony for Winds. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public. 

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:  THE CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF THE MILKY WAY GALAXY
Dr. John Laird, Professor & Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Bowling Green State University
Friday, January 18, 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

The Burrell Observatory presents Dr. John Laird, Professor & Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy at Bowling Green State University, who will present a lecture on how the Milky Way galaxy has chemically changed over time.  He and his collaborators have developed a technique for analyzing very low-quality noisy spectra, allowing them to probe the origin of the chemical elements and the history of the Milky Way galaxy.

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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SCAB
By Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Christina Gavarone

Thursday-Saturday, January 24-26, at 7:30 pm
MACS Acting Studio, Room 177,
Math & Computer Science Building,
139 Tressel Street, Berea

Anima is an MFA acting student who has had a month long affair with a professor in her department.  Her life is changed by the arrival of her perky new roommate, Christa, a first-year PhD student in history.  The two young women begin a profound, intimate, and complex relationship.

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"WE DO RECOVER"
Concert benefitting Safe Passages in partnership with Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative 
Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 pm 
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea

The concert, “We Do Recover" features BW faculty, students, and alumni, Babies in Black, Fem Valore, and more. Speakers include members of the Bedford, Berea, and Olmsted Township Departments, and a special guest who lost a family member to addiction.

SAFE PASSAGES
Proceeds will benefit Safe Passages, an addiction recovery program sponsored by the Berea, Olmsted Township, Bedford, and Newburgh Hts. Police Departments.             

Safe Passage’s Community Partners, Guidestone, St. Vincent's and CareSource will be on hand to share information and answer questions before and after the concert. There will also be a reception sponsored by Friends of the Conservatory.
 

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THE CRITIQUE OF THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES
By Molière
Directed by Christine McBurney

Wednesday-Saturday, January 30-February 2, at 7:30pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Written as a cunning response to the critical reaction to his bold and controversial play, The School for Wives, Moliere offers a clever explanation for his unique style of comedy, effectively lampooning his own work, his audiences, and his critics. Witty wordplay, rich characters, and high style.

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fyoo-zhen '19 - THE SHOCK OF THE NEWS
Directed by Sara Whale with choreography by MaryPat Dorr, Breanna Pacek, Mawusi Nenone, and Sara Whale
Wednesday-Saturday, February 13-16, at 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

In collaboration with Dr. Brian Monahan of BW Sociology and Criminal Justice, this choreographic exploration examines how the productions of the mainstream news media influence our perceptions of social reality. Using Dr. Monahan’s book, The Shock of the News, Media Coverage and the Making of 9/11 as a starting point, the piece uses bold, physical movement to illustrate the disturbing trend in America’s mainstream news media, in which media resources and audience attention are becoming increasingly oriented towards news that is fashioned into long-running ‘serialized dramas’ that bear greater resemblance to popular fiction than to journalism.

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STAGED READING NO. 2 – BLITHE SPIRIT
By Noel Coward
Friday and Saturday, February 15-16, at 7:30 pm
Berea United Methodist Church Chapel
170 Seminary Street, Berea

The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

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MEDEA
Adaption by Paul Roche
Directed by Libby Tofig

Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7:30 pm
MACS Acting Studio, Room 177
Math & Computer Science Building
139 Tressel Street, Berea

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Euripides’ iconic drama follows the titular character of Medea on her quest for vengeance in the aftermath of her husband’s betrayal. The director’s unique four-character adaptation of this classic is a fiercely compelling narrative about the lengths we are driven to in the face of a broken heart.

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:  JOURNEY TO THE NEAREST SOLAR SYSTEM
Jay Reynolds, Instructor of Physics & Astronomy, Cleveland State University
Friday, February 22, 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

The Burrell Observatory presents Jay Reynolds from Cleveland State University, who will present a lecture on how interstellar space travel is not just the “stuff” of science fiction.  The technology does exist to enable us to travel to the nearest solar system in a reasonable amount of time.

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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BABIES IN BLACK
Presented by BW Beatles
Wednesday, March 13, at 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building,
96 Front Street, Berea

The Babies in Black play the music of the Beatles.  Featuring Rachel Roberts, voice and guitar, and Beth Hiser, voice and bass, with BW Student performers, strings and horns

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THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Directed by Scott Skiba
Conducted by Domenico Boyagian
Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Based on William Hogarth's "A Rake's Progress" paintings and engravings, this bawdy morality play tells the story of Tom Rakewell, who deserts his small-town sweetheart for the carnal delights of London at the invitation of Nick Shadow (the devil). Nick lures Tom with the news of a large inheritance then leads him down a dark pathway of sex, drugs and debauchery, ultimately driving Tom to insanity. The characters re-appear in an epilogue to deliver the moral of the story: "For idle hearts and hands and minds the Devil finds work to do."

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MARISOL
By Jose Rivera
Directed by Anjanette Hall
Wednesday, April 10-13, at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

An apocalyptic vision of a play. Guardian angels enlist the aid of legions of homeless people in New York in a battle to save the universe from a God who has lost his mind.

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:  STARS & CLUSTERS RIPPED FROM THE GALAXIES
Dr. Patrick Durrell, Distinguished Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Youngstown State University
Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm
Center for Innovation and Growth
340 Front Street, Berea

The Burrell Observatory presents Dr. Patrick Burrell, Distinguished Professor of Physics at Youngstown State University, who will present a lecture on how stars and clusters of stars are ripped from their home galaxies. Intergalactic stars are thought to have originated in galaxies like other stars, but later expelled as the result of either colliding galaxies or of a multiple star system travelling too close to a supermassive black hole.  

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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TESTING GROUND
Directed by Sara Whale
Wednesday, April 24, at 6:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

One hour of new, developing dance pieces.

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TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea
Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 pm
Featuring a collection of short plays directed by students.  A great opportunity to see emerging talent.

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Patrons who require special seating accommodations are advised to call the
Box Office at  440-826-2240. 
Monday - Friday
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