By Bendik Sorensen
Arts & Entertainment Editor
As another semester starts churning its wheels, the greatest season for arts and entertainment of the year is rapidly approaching. On our campus, there are more events and happenings than can be counted on ten fingers. With everything ranging from theatre through music, to art exhibitions and filmmakers coming to talk, there is undoubtedly something for most of us. Here are the major events.
The Steinberg Museum in the Hillwood Commons starts its fall with an exhibition of the works of faculty from the School of Visual and Performing Arts. The show is evidence of the diversity that the faculty has, with works in many different mediums, including painting, printmaking, sculpting, video and digital design. Not only will the diversity of media be shown, but the different interests of the faculty. The exhibition opens on Sept. 14, and is up through Oct. 24.
Monday – Friday 9:30 – 4:30
Wednesdays 9:30 – 8:00
Saturdays 11:00 – 3:00
WCWP will continue its series of live radio plays in cooperation with the Port Washington Play Troupe and is setting up a production of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, written in the 1890s. In the play, Martians invade Earth. The book appeared on radio in 1938, when Orson Welles told the story, leading people to believe it was true, and the Troupe will be reenacting this broadcast.
There will also be an open audition for those interested in joining in on the broadcast. The audition will be held Sept. 16, in the Hillwood Recital Hall. The live show will take place on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets and more information is available at www.wcwp.org.
Post Theatre Company kicks its fall off with a play called Venus, written by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. The show portrays a 19th century African put on show around Europe as “The Hottentott Venus,” due to her physical characteristics. The show sheds light on racial stereotypes that still exist in today’s society. The play will be performed Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 15-18 on the Little Theatre Mainstage.
The Film Program is hosting a Welcome Back evening on Sept. 24, at 4:30 in the studio in the Kahn Discovery Center. There will also be a screening of an independent film called Foreign Puzzle, in the cinema in the Hillwood Commons, and the filmmaker, Chithra Jeyaram will be there for a Q&A prior to the screening.
On Nov. 9, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock will be on campus. Spurlock, most known for his film “Supersize Me,” will be talking and screening his new film in the Hillwood Commons Cinema at 7 p.m. This is in connection with the Gold Coast Film Festival, where students also show their short films. The date for the showcase will be announced at a later time.