ARTS @ Oswego

October 2016 – March 2017

Oswego State Theatre and Music Departments: The Wizard of Oz @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz 10.20.16

“There’s No Place Like Home.” –Dorothy Gale


L. Frank Baum’s classic and timeless tale of Dorothy Gale, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion’s search for what lies over the rainbow in The Wizard of Oz (RSC) re-opens our renovated Waterman Theatre. Featuring the songs we love to hear- Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve, We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, and The Merry Old Land of Oz.

Director Jonel Langenfeld sets Dorothy’s adventure along the train tracks of Midwest and turns up the beat with a steam punk bent. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Spanish Movie Series: “La Lengua de la Mariposa” (Butterfly’s Tongue) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Butterfly’s Tongue is a story about a young boy, Moncho, who lives in a Spanish town nearing a civil war, and his relationship with his teacher, Don Gregorio, who teaches Moncho to love learning. Don Gregorio also builds a special relationship with Moncho’s father, who is a Republican like him.

Soon fascists take control of the town, rounding up known Republicans, including Don Gregorio, and Moncho faces the dilemma of how to tell his teacher he cares about what’s happening to him while trying to protect his father.
IST Approved

Performing Arts Series: Waterman Theatre Re-Opening Celebration: Ailey II @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm


Waterman Theatre Re-Opening Celebration
Performing Arts Series: Ailey II
One of America’s most beloved dance companies returns to the ARTSwego stage. Sylvia Waters, founding artistic director, received an honorary doctorate from SUNY Oswego in 1996. Her successor Troy Powell carries forward and refreshes the Alvin Ailey vision of artistic excellence and outreach. New works and classic repertoire.

“Amazing young dancers giving their all to choreography…”
— New York Times

Ailey II Website

Ailey II Video “Revelations”

Global Awareness Conference Movie: These Birds Walk @ Hart Hall Basement
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Hart Hall will host a showing of the documentary These Birds Walk by the Global Awareness Conference speaker Bassam Tariq.

These Birds Walk Trailer

Global Awareness Conference Event: Lina X Aguirre – Trends in Latin American Experimental Animation @ Hart Hall Basement
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am


“Moebius animation,” a curatorial and critical project dedicated to Latin American experimental animation, presents a selection of 18 short films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico, produced between 2007 and 2014 by independent filmmakers and artists. This compilation is the result of the curator’s effort to map out the artistic field of experimental animation and its intense dynamic during the last decade, defining some trends in technical narrative, material, and sensorial/affective dimensions.

IST Approved

German Film: “Run Lola Run” (Lola Rennt) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm


Run Lola Run is a 1998 German thriller film written and directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Franka Potente as Lola and Moritz Bleibtreu as Manni. The story follows a woman who needs to obtain 100,000 Deutsche Mark in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend’s life.

Run Lola Run Trailer

German Film: Jenseits der Stille (Beyond Silence) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

Beyond Silence

Jenseits der Stille, directed by Caroline Link, tells the story of Lara, who grows up as the daughter of deaf parents, though she can hear and is fluent in sign language.
Through the years her parents become more and more dependent on Lara as an interpreter, and
a family conflict finally develops as Lara discovers the world of music, a world where her parents cannot follow.

In German With English Subtitles

Movie Trailer

Spanish Movie Series: “Salvador” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Salvador (Puig Antich) (or Salvador) is a 2006 Spanish film directed by Manuel Huerga. It is based on the Francesc Escribano book Compte enrere: La història de Salvador Puig Antich, which describes the rebellion against the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, and the execution of Salvador Puig Antich, the last person executed by garrote under the dictatorship of Franco in 1974.
IST Approved

Salvador Movie Trailer

Performing Arts Series: The Acting Company: Two Important Plays – Two Nights of Outstanding Theatre @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:45 pm

Monday, March 27, 2017 • 7:30PM
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Devin Brain
America’s premiere touring classical theatre company presents their diverse-cast production of this Shakespeare classic. With a presidential election year and the “Ides of March” just behind us, take time to reflect on ambition, loyalty, love of country, backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.

“Delivered…crisply and compellingly”
—New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 7:30PM
X: A New Play by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Ian Belknap
The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and details seldom shared—brought vividly and lyrically to life. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides the framework for an award-winning playwright to deepen our understanding of this complex, compelling figure in the tumultuous era of the 1960s.

“One of the most promising contemporary playwrights”
—Broadway World

The Acting Company Website