ARTS @ Oswego

December 2013 – October 2014

Dec
6
Fri
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
Carl Whidden A Christmas Carol

Carl Whidden who will perform a one-man performance of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”

Actor Carl Whidden returns to reprise the role of Scrooge that he played as an Oswego State student. This time, he plays all the other roles as well! A 40th Anniversary celebration of that holiday production by local legend and faculty emerita Rosemary Nesbitt.

Carl Whidden Interview on 9WSYR Bridge Street Syracuse, 12/4/13

Parking is available in Lots E-6 & E-18: See Campus Parking Map

Feb
21
Fri
Shakespeare Comes to Oswego: An Evening Celebration of The Bard @ the river's end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Shakespeare

In anticipation of the February 26-27 visit by The Acting Company, the river’s end bookstore and ARTSwego present an evening celebration of the Bard, his era and his legacy.

Recently retired SUNY Oswego political science professor Bruce Altschuler (author of Shakespeare and Politics) addresses why today’s audiences should care about Hamlet.

SUNY Oswego English professor Patrick Murphy presents a conversation about Shakespeare and playwright Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead).

In between these discussions, the female vocal ensemble Concinnity entertains with music based on Shakespearean texts.

the river’s end bookstore & The Bard

Feb
26
Wed
The Acting Company: Hamlet (The Show Must and Will Go On) @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

Angela Janas & John Skelley in The Acting Company/Guthrie Theater production of "Hamlet". Photo by MIichael Lamont.

Angela Janas & John Skelley in The Acting Company/Guthrie Theater production of “Hamlet”. Photo by MIichael Lamont.


In true theater tradition, Hamlet will still go on, even though classes have been cancelled for this evening.
The New York Times says “The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater company in the United States.”
On consecutive nights in Oswego, they attempt a daring artistic long-jump from the Bard’s masterpiece of Hamlet to Tom Stoppard’s witty revisioning Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead.

Hamlet: Scene Three

Still On The Road Trailer

Parking is available in lots E-6 & E-18: See Campus Parking Map

Feb
27
Thu
The Acting Company: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

Darien Battle & John Skelley in The Acting Company/Guthrie Theater production of "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead". Photo by Will Sanderson.

Darien Battle & John Skelley in The Acting Company/Guthrie Theater production of “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead”. Photo by Will Sanderson.


The New York Times says “The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater company in the United States.”
On consecutive nights in Oswego, they attempt a daring artistic long-jump from the Bard’s masterpiece of Hamlet to Tom Stoppard’s witty revisioning Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Scene One
Still On The Road Trailer

Parking is available in lots E-6 & E-18: See Campus Parking Map

Mar
6
Thu
“Unsinkable Women” – A One Woman Show by Deborah Jean Templin @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm

Molly Brown

Nora

In preparation for International Women’s Day on March 8, Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic is performed by actor and writer Deborah Jean Templin. It is a play about women from diverse backgrounds who survived the Titanic and went on to live notable lives. They contributed to the continuing struggles for women’s rights and emancipation in the United States. Based on actual diaries, letters and interviews Unsinkable Women brings to life these famous figures including Madeline Astor (the beautiful teenage bride of John Jacob Astor, one of the wealthiest men in America) and Margaret Tobin Brown – the “Unsinkable Molly” herself – whose account of the Titanic’s final moments brings the evening to its dramatic climax.
Unsinkable Women by Deborah Jean Templin
Deborah Jean Templin Website

Apr
6
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Baroque Music & Dance @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm
Juan F. La Manna Pianist Ligia Pinheiro Dancer

Juan F. La Manna, Pianist and Ligia Pinheiro, Dancer

Baroque pieces have been used in many different settings since their inception, from grandiose Romantic renditions to contemporary rock versions. This concert explores Baroque music as inspiration for different styles of dance: Modern, Classical, and, of course, Baroque. The concert features Ligia Pinheiro– dancer, historian, and choreographer– dance students, and Juan La Manna, performing and conducting.

Apr
24
Thu
Young Frankenstein @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Young Frankenstein Poster Final
Oswego State Theatre and Music Departments Present Young Frankenstein
A Blissfully Funny Monster Mash
Thursday, April 24 • 7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, April 25-Saturday, April 26 • 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 3 • 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 4 • 2 PM

May
3
Sat
Young Frankenstein @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – May 4 @ 2:00 pm

Young Frankenstein Poster Final
Oswego State Theatre and Music Departments Present Young Frankenstein
A Blissfully Funny Monster Mash
Thursday, April 24 • 7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, April 25-Saturday, April 26 • 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 3 • 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 4 • 2 PM

Sep
30
Tue
Performance & Video: “Don’t Blame Anyone” (Julio Cortazar) @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

Julio Cortazar

Don’t Blame Anyone:
Videographer Barry Steele and performer Milton Loayza join forces to present Julio Cortazar’s short stories. In this theatrical adaptation, the ambiguity of a man’s experience turns into magical moments of truth, horror, and deliverance.

Oct
10
Fri
Third Rail Projects: “Anthem” @ Fort Ontario, One East Fourth Street
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

Third Rail Projects2

Third Rail Projects Performances:
Friday, October 10 • 6:30 PM
Friday, October 10 • 8 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 6:30 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 8 PM

New York City’s award-winning multidisciplinary performance company, Third Rail Projects, creates Anthem, a new site-specific dance/theater work for Fort Ontario. Drawing upon the fort’s architecture and history, Anthem is a haunting rumination on invasion, surrender, desire and defense. It blurs the boundaries of national, geographic and personal identities by posing the question “Who exactly is protecting whom and from what”

Third Rail Projects Website

YouTube Video