Drew Forum 2017–2018 Season

This year's lineup of nationally known speakers will cover sports, politics, satire, science and more.

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.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

*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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August 2017

150 Years in the Forest: Drew University 1867-2017

August 21 - December 31
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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See how Drew began in 1867 and trace the transformations in student life, athletic endeavors and its three schools through to 2017.

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December 2017

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 13 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 14 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 15 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States

Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 16 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 16 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 17 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 17 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 19 @ 7:30 pm

Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 20 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 21 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 22 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 23 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 23 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 26 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 27 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 27 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 28 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 29 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 29 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 30 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 30 @ 8:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 31 @ 4:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Experience this beloved holiday classic brought to life in a new way.

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January 2018
SOLD OUT

Drew Forum Presents David Axelrod

January 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Senior political commentator at CNN and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics talks shop. Axelrod, who also hosts The Axe Files podcast, served as senior adviser to President Barack Obama from 2009–11.

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February 2018
$30

Suites

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Hear from Alexander Woods, hailed by TheNew York Times as a “showstopping” violinist and “deft and sensitive accompanist.”

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$32

Drew Forum Presents In The Game: David Stern With Ira Berkow

February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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General Seating: $32* Purchase Tickets Online NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning sports journalist Ira Berkow. During his 30 years as NBA commissioner, Stern built the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing, television distribution and digital technology. He oversaw the NBA’s extraordinary growth with seven new franchises, a more than 30-fold increase in revenues, a dramatic expansion of national television exposure and the launch of two leagues, the Women’s National Basketball Association and the…

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March 2018

Madama Butterfly

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A cast of internationally acclaimed performers, assembled from European and American opera houses, joins the orchestra to present this heart-rending story.

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Schubert & Beethoven

March 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Join us for a program originally presented on March 14, 1824 in Vienna by violinist Ignaz Schuppanzigh.

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$50/$75

Drew Forum Presents Vice President Joe Biden

March 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Simon Forum,
Simon Forum and Athletic Center, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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As the 47th vice president of the United States, Joe Biden served two terms and left a lasting legacy as a leading architect of domestic and foreign policy on some of the most pressing issues facing the country. Hear him share his experiences from a life dedicated to public service.

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April 2018

Classical Evolution

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This sublime program brings together three seminal chamber works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber and Johannes Brahms.

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