Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season

This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees. Presenters include a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and two high-profile newscasters and commentators.

Tickets can be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 973-408-3917, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets for all events are general admission.

These Drew Forum speakers are generously supported by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

Co-sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Drew alumni/ae, faculty, poets and fiction/nonfiction writers, such as Priscilla Becker, William Giraldi, Kathleen Graber, Phil Kay, Collum McCann, Sean Nevin, Patrick Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Jacqueline Woodson and Courtney Zoffness. At the end of the spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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September 2018
Free

Michael Peglau: Paintings: 2008-2018 

September 7 - October 5
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Artist talk: September 28, 2–3 p.m.

Reception: September 7, 5–7 p.m.

“I have repeatedly tried to paint big sandstone walls of certain canyons in southern Utah,” says artist and Drew professor Michael Peglau. “Several works in this show are attempts to find my way to images that hopefully honor those places.”

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Buried Child

September 19 - October 7
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama marks the first time that The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a play by Sam Shepard, who sadly passed away last year. A stunning allegory about America, Buried Child is a darkly funny and disturbing depiction of the American dream gone wrong. In homage to this groundbreaking playwright, we are thrilled to bring this modern American classic to life.

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Free

Plays in Progress

September 19 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

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Discover Drew Day

September 22

Spend a few hours in The Forest! Hear from current students, take a tour and meet faculty members.

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$25

Using Flipped and Blended Learning to Give Actionable Feedback

September 25 @ 6:30 pm
Brother’s College – Room 101,
Brothers College, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Learn how a flipped classroom and blended learning provide students greater feedback while easing the teacher’s grading burden.

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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Free

Tomás Q. Morín

September 27 @ 4:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Poet Tomás Q. Morin is the author of Patient Zero. His new poetry collection, A Larger Country, was the winner of the APR/Honickman Prize. He translated Pablo Neruda’s The Heights of Macchu Picchu, and, with Mari L’Esperance, he co-edited Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. Morín is an assistant professor of English and co-director of the Creative Writing Program at Drew University.

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 27 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 28 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 29 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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October 2018
Free

Social Justice Exhibit: The Ever-Widening Circle

October 1 - October 4
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This exhibit highlights the social principles of the United Methodist Church and the role that church members, students and faculty play in the modern social justice movement.

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Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures: Connecting Ideas with Action

October 2 - October 4

Drew University’s new Forum for Social Justice will further the work of social justice historically done by the Drew Theological School. The purpose of the Forum will be to generate ideas from thought leaders in important areas of social justice, as well as to form coalitions with specific activist organizations and justice artists.

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Free

Social Justice Materials

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Learn about Drew University’s social justice involvement over the years, specifically the Barbershop Controversy beginning in 1963, MLK’s visit in 1964 and South African Divestment protests in the 1980s.

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Free

1938 Dismemberment of Czechoslovakia: the 80th Anniversary

October 2 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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The Munich Agreement was a failed Allied act of appeasement, permitting Nazi Germany to annex parts of western Czechoslovakia in return for Hitler’s pledge to not occupy more of the country. Six months later, Hitler broke his word. In this revealing program, we’ll hear three firsthand accounts of people whose lives were directly affected by the Munich Agreement’s outcome.

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$20

Tipple-Vosburgh Concert

October 2 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This season’s concert will feature Mark Miller and Friends in Concert and musical guests Cynthia Wilson and Brian McLaren. This event is a Social Justice Forum presented by the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Free

Drew Theological School Open Doors 

October 3
Seminary Hall

Drew Theological School opens its doors wide to those exploring vocations in ministry, theological and religious research and faith-based activism. Throughout the day, prospective students will visit classes, attend presentations and hear from faculty, students, alumni and staff.

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Free

Plays in Progress

October 3 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

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Free

Arts & Letters Salon

October 6 @ 3:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Made in the Maiden City: Growing Up in the North West of Ireland during the Post-Troubles Era

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Free

FRANKENSTEIN ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

October 8, 2018 - January 7, 2019
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Curated by Head of Special Collections Brian Shetler and Special Collections Associate Candace Reilly, this event highlights the impact Mary Shelley’s novel has made on literature, society and culture. Featuring materials from Drew’s Special Collection of comic books, rare books and more.  

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College Admissions: Interview Day

October 8

One-on-one admissions interviews let us learn more about each other and help determine possible financial aid. 

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College Admissions: FAFSA Event Day

October 8

The Office of Financial Assistance provides personal guidance to current high school seniors on completing Free Application For Federal Aid (FAFSA) forms.

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Free

Writing Workshop: Second-Generation Holocaust Survivors

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ehinger Center

As the population of Holocaust survivors dwindles, the mantle of remembrance passes to the next generation. Your memories about what you learned from your parents are an important part of the Holocaust story. What would you like future generations to know from the perspective of those who grew up with Holocaust survivors? No writing experience is required.

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$25

Gaming in the Classroom (Virtual Workshop)

October 9 @ 6:30 pm
via Zoom

Throughout the world, students are becoming problem solvers and creative thinkers through the use of games in the classroom. This event delves into the power of game-based learning.

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Free

Plays in Progress

October 10 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

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$32*

Colson Whitehead

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Recently named New York’s 12th State Author, Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (an Oprah’s Book Club selection and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York.

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$35

Light and Shadow: Artemisia Gentileschi

October 13 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Singer/actress Sarah Chalfy interprets the role of Artemisia. Artemisia Gentileschi’s life was more dramatic than an Italian opera. Trained in art by her father and raped by another artist as a teenager, she became the lover of a Florentine nobleman and a painter at the English royal courts. Gentileschi’s dramatic depiction of Judith Beheading Holofernes has become one of the icons of Baroque art.

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Made in America!

October 14 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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$30 | $58 | $76 | $20 students $15 under 18 years old
The earthy African-American rhythms of Porgy and Bess, America’s premier folk opera, coupled with the driving pulses of the Symphonic Dances by Serge Rachmaninov, one of America’s most famed immigrants, offers a heady cocktail of American music in motion. Add an international touch with China’s Jiapeng Nie for a star-spangled NJFO season opening concert!

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Free

Writing Workshop: Second-Generation Holocaust Survivors

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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As the population of Holocaust survivors dwindles, the mantle of remembrance passes to the next generation. Your memories about what you learned from your parents are an important part of the Holocaust story. What would you like future generations to know from the perspective of those who grew up with Holocaust survivors? No writing experience is required.

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Free

Andrew Zimmerman: Under/Cut

October 16 - November 16
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Curated by Raymond Saá Stein

Reception: November 2, 5–7 p.m.

“I am interested exploring the intersection between painting and sculpture, art and design, and the hand-made and the mass-produced,” says artist Andrew Zimmerman about his work. “I would like my paintings to create moments of unexpected discovery within a language of reconstructable forms.”

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Free

Opening Reception for Frankenstein Exhibit

October 16 @ 5:00 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Meet the curators and learn the background and importance of the center’s new Frankenstein exhibition.

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$10

King Lear

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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$10

King Lear

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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$10

King Lear

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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$10

King Lear

October 20 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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Free

Evan Stenzel Faculty Recital

October 20 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by the Drew Music Department. American tenor Evan Stenzel has most recently appeared on stage as Fenton in Falstaff, Jenìk in The Bartered Bride and Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. He is an adjunct associate professor of voice at Drew.

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$10

King Lear

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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Free

Writing Workshop: Second-Generation Holocaust Survivors

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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As the population of Holocaust survivors dwindles, the mantle of remembrance passes to the next generation. Your memories about what you learned from your parents are an important part of the Holocaust story. What would you like future generations to know from the perspective of those who grew up with Holocaust survivors? No writing experience is required.

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Free

Lecture on Mary Shelley, Betty Bennett and Frankenstein

October 23 @ 4:00 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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University of Pennsylvania Professor Stuart Curran guest lectures at this event. Curran has had a long career as a Romanticist, specializing in the Shelleys and in women writers of the period.

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$25

Gaming in the Classroom

October 23 @ 6:30 pm
Brother’s College – Room 101,
Brothers College, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Research-based best practices to engage students in literacy is the focus of this DrewTEACH workshop. This is a hands-on event featuring lively games and discussion structures. Current technology tools to help facilitate engagement will be shared.

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Charley’s Aunt

October 24 - November 18
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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It’s high time to unleash this utterly delightful British farce, complete with improbable disguise, young lovers and an unflappable butler. Part Oscar Wilde, part Fawlty Towers, with a dash of South American spice.

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Free

Plays in Progress

October 24 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

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$25

DrewTEACH Fall Kickoff Lecture

October 25 @ 7:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Renowned professor of literacy and technology Troy Hicks will be the featured speaker at this enlightening DrewTEACH event. Among his many books, Hicks co-authored two with Drew’s own Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Teacher Education Program Director Kristen Turner (Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World and Argument in the Real World: Teaching Adolescents to Read and Write Digital Texts).

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Free

Music at Noon

October 26 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by the Drew Music Department. Take a midday musical break! This season-long series features Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses. Always free to the public.

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Discover Drew Day

October 27

Spend a few hours in The Forest! Hear from current students, take a tour and meet faculty members.

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Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Open House 

October 27

Spend a few hours in The Forest! Hear from current students. Take a tour and meet faculty members.

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Theological School Open Doors 

October 27

Discover the Theological School and meet alums, faculty and current students.

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$60

The Kreutzer Connection

October 27 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Intrigue is the thread that joins tonight’s dramatic works into a thrilling, theatrical profile.

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$15

Peter Favilla Recital

October 28 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Classically trained pianist Peter Favilla likes playing to crowds. “You either choose to be nervous, or not to be,” he says. “Music is more important. I choose music.”

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Free

Writing Workshop: Second-Generation Holocaust Survivors

October 29 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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As the population of Holocaust survivors dwindles, the mantle of remembrance passes to the next generation. Your memories about what you learned from your parents are an important part of the Holocaust story. What would you like future generations to know from the perspective of those who grew up with Holocaust survivors? No writing experience is required.

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