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.

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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October 2018
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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November 2018
$10

Out of the Box Festival

November 1 - December 1
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Exact dates and times TBD.

Off-off-Broadway comes to Drew in our premiere Out of the Box Festival. The program consists of new student work, existing plays and choreographic pieces, all meant to promote collaboration and experimentation, especially between theatre and dance. Out of the Box enables students to perform challenging work outside their comfort zones in a supportive process, without the pressures of full production.

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Free

Book Launch Event: The Women of Obernheide: Jewish Women as Forced Laborers in Bremen, 1944–45

November 27 @ 5:30 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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In this newly published English translation, The Women of Obernheide tells the story of 800 Jewish women forced into labor at the end of World War II. Newly edited by Drew Professor Emerita of German Edwina Lawler, the book is a diary of survivors’ written and oral accounts as well as a record of archival documents. Originally translated into English by former Drew faculty member Elfriede Smith, the book’s English edition includes reflections by Hedy Brasch, a member of Drew University’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and an Obernheide survivor.

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December 2018

The Winter’s Tale

December 5 - December 30
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance. High drama launches this tale, and it quickly leads us into a world of bohemian gaiety. A denouement of magical rebirth and a moving reunion embody the spirit of the holiday season and what it represents at its core.

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Free

Student Show

December 7 - December 13
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Reception: December 7, 5–7 p.m.

View works by current Drew art students.

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Caspersen School of Graduate Studies: Teacher Education & MS in Finance Open House

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States

Learn about the credentials you need for the next step in your career. Hear about our culture of faculty mentorship and community. Meet an admissions representative. Start your application! Learn about financial aid and housing. Register now.  

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Handel’s Messiah

December 15 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Handel began composing Messiah on August 22, 1741, and he completed it 24 days later. According to scholar Clifford Bartlett, “however hasty the composition, the power of the musical imagination, the wealth of ideas, the depth of inspiration and the sheer variety of invention continue to astonish.”

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January 2019
Free

Jack Ryan: Sound and Suspicion

January 24, 2019 - February 26, 2019
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Reception: February 22, 5–7 p.m.
Artist talk: To be announced
Curated by Lee Arnold

Jack Ryan explores contemporary culture through sonic theory, sculpture and optics. His new works are loosely based on suspicion of early avant-garde sound production and its ties to governments interested in the practice for covert operations.

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February 2019
$60

International Collection

February 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Debussy’s impressionist cello sonata and Brahms’s magisterial string sextet combine with Armenian Aram Khachaturian’s colorful clarinet trio and Welshman Huw Watkins’s piano quintet for a truly international flavor.

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Tosca

February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Tickets $30 | $58 | $76 Students $20 Under 18 years old $15

A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro David Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses join NJFO to present this gripping tale of love, lust, corruption and the ultimate struggle for survival.

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April 2019
$60

From Mendelssohn

April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Bookended by Mendelssohn’s own works, admirers Schumann, Brahms and Tchaikovsky respond with their own Mendelssohnian pieces.

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