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Events

Feb
5
Tuesday
Visiting Writers Series: Poet/Playwright Ishmael Klein
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Callen Conference Center

This spring Visiting Writers Series brings to campus poet/playwright Ishmael Klein, author of Consolation and Mirth, Moving Day and Union! 

Klein attended the Iowa Writers Workshop for Poetry and Columbia University where she was a student of Kenneth Koch. Her poems have appeared on the Poetry Foundation website, Fence Magazine, Epiphany Magazine and Jubilat among others. 

Klein is a founding member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater or CRVPT.  Her play, “In A Word, Faust” has been performed internationally; it was published by the Cambridge Literary Review. Her play, The Orchids, was a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award. She is also the author of the plays The Dee Men,  Drummer 41, and The Storm (a play based on the Tempest as told from the point of view of the island). 

Her free reading will begin at 6 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Feb
7
Thursday
Musical Theatre Production: Xanadu
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Sonny Malone is deeply dissatisfied by his life as a Venice Beach sidewalk artist — until Clio, a timeless Greek muse, makes it her mission to inspire him. Skate back to the 1980s, a time when dreams were made of glitter, rainbows and roller disco. Based on the book by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. 

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office at 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in Elder Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
8
Friday
Musical Theatre Production: Xanadu
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Sonny Malone is deeply dissatisfied by his life as a Venice Beach sidewalk artist — until Clio, a timeless Greek muse, makes it her mission to inspire him. Skate back to the 1980s, a time when dreams were made of glitter, rainbows and roller disco. Based on the book by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. 

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office at 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in Elder Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
9
Saturday
Wesleyan Honors Festival Concert
Time: 2:30pm
Location: O'Donnell Auditorium

High school students selected for the Wesleyan Honors Festival will perform a final concert in O'Donnell Auditorium, located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. 

For questions, call 402.465.2269.

Feb
9
Saturday
Musical Theatre Production: Xanadu
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Sonny Malone is deeply dissatisfied by his life as a Venice Beach sidewalk artist — until Clio, a timeless Greek muse, makes it her mission to inspire him. Skate back to the 1980s, a time when dreams were made of glitter, rainbows and roller disco. Based on the book by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. 

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office at 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in Elder Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
10
Sunday
Musical Theatre Production: Xanadu
Time: 2:00pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Sonny Malone is deeply dissatisfied by his life as a Venice Beach sidewalk artist — until Clio, a timeless Greek muse, makes it her mission to inspire him. Skate back to the 1980s, a time when dreams were made of glitter, rainbows and roller disco. Based on the book by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. 

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office at 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in Elder Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
12
Tuesday
International Film Series: "Looking for Maria Sanchez"
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Olin B Lecture Hall

The spring International Film Series continues with this comedy/romance from Puerto Rico.

"Looking for Maria Sanchez" is a romantic comedy about the life of a Puerto Rican born in New York. One night, Raul meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting New York. The night of their encounter, something dramatic happens and they are suddenly separated. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl. This adventure will have him traveling around the island in search of his love.

This film is 98 minutes and is rated PG-13. It is free and open to the public.

Olin B Lecture Hall is located in the Olin Hall of Science, one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

Feb
14
Thursday
Musical Theatre Production: Xanadu
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Sonny Malone is deeply dissatisfied by his life as a Venice Beach sidewalk artist — until Clio, a timeless Greek muse, makes it her mission to inspire him. Skate back to the 1980s, a time when dreams were made of glitter, rainbows and roller disco. Based on the book by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. 

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office at 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in Elder Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
15
Friday
Musical Theatre Production: Xanadu
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Sonny Malone is deeply dissatisfied by his life as a Venice Beach sidewalk artist — until Clio, a timeless Greek muse, makes it her mission to inspire him. Skate back to the 1980s, a time when dreams were made of glitter, rainbows and roller disco. Based on the book by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. 

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office at 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in Elder Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
16
Saturday
Musical Theatre Production: Xanadu
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Sonny Malone is deeply dissatisfied by his life as a Venice Beach sidewalk artist — until Clio, a timeless Greek muse, makes it her mission to inspire him. Skate back to the 1980s, a time when dreams were made of glitter, rainbows and roller disco. Based on the book by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. 

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office at 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in Elder Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
17
Sunday
Musical Theatre Production: Xanadu
Time: 2:00pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Sonny Malone is deeply dissatisfied by his life as a Venice Beach sidewalk artist — until Clio, a timeless Greek muse, makes it her mission to inspire him. Skate back to the 1980s, a time when dreams were made of glitter, rainbows and roller disco. Based on the book by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. 

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office at 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in Elder Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
21
Thursday
Visiting Writers Series: Novelist Julia Whicker
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Callen Conference Center

This spring Visiting Writers Series continues with novelist Julia Whicker.

Whicker is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she won both the Capote Fellowship and the Teaching-Writing Fellowship. She’s had her poetry and essays published in the Iowa ReviewWord Riot and The Millions, among others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Wonderblood was named one of the best science fiction books for April 2018 by the Washington Post. She lives with her husband and daughter in Pennsylvania.

Her free reading will begin at 6 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Feb
22
Friday
Faculty Music Concert
Time: 7:30pm
Location: O'Donnell Auditorium

NWU music faculty will share their talents. This free concert will be held in O'Donnell Auditorium, located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

For questions, call 402.465.2269.

Feb
23
Saturday
Theatre Production: One-Ham Manlet
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Watch one actor play 20 characters in this comedic adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Is there a "method to this madness," or is it "something rotten"? This special production — written by NWU theatre professor Ryan Kathman — comes with a special ticket price of $5.

For tickets, visit https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in the Elder Theatre at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
24
Sunday
Theatre Production: One-Ham Manlet
Time: 2:00pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Watch one actor play 20 characters in this comedic adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Is there a "method to this madness," or is it "something rotten"? This special production — written by NWU theatre professor Ryan Kathman — comes with a special ticket price of $5.

For tickets, visit https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384.

McDonald Theatre is located in the Elder Theatre at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Feb
25
Monday
Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership: Ambassador Chris Hill
Time: 7:00pm
Location: O'Donnell Auditorium

This year's Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership will bring to campus Ambassador Chris Hill, chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement and professor of the practice in diplomacy at the University of Denver. He is the former U.S. ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Korea, Iraq, Poland, and the Republic of Macedonia.

Hill was also special envoy to Kosovo from 1998 to 1999. He served as a special assistant to the president and a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council from 1999 to 2000.

From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, he will offer insight about the real life of an American diplomat. Based on his experiences, Ambassador Hill will lay out a vision for the role of diplomacy in addressing national crises, and how America should understand its role in global politics. 

The free lecture titled, "Diplomacy at Work in Turbulent Times," will be held in O'Donnell Auditorium, located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Mildred Curtis established the Senator Carl T. Curtis and Mildred M. Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership in 2005 to honor her late husband and senator, and to explore aspects of public and civic leadership. The annual lecture features public service leaders such as federal and state officeholders, diplomats and leaders in areas of political science, history, human relations and communication.

Feb
27
Wednesday
International Film Series: "Duckweed"
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Olin B Lecture Hall

The spring International Film Series continues with this Chinese comedy and drama, "Duckweed."

"Duckweed" is a winsome riff on "Back to the Future." Race car driver Lang (Chao Deng) wins the race of his career but still harbors a grudge toward his stern father, Zheng (Eddie Peng), who never accepted his dreams. His life flashes before his eyes during a car accident, and goes step one further — Lang travels back in time to before he was born, befriending his youthful, immature father, an affable, cocksure gangster, and getting to know his mother (Liying Zhao), who died when he was a baby.

This film is 102 minutes and is not rated. It is free and open to the public.

Olin B Lecture Hall is located in the Olin Hall of Science, one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

Feb
28
Thursday
Theatre Production: Applause! Applause! Reboot
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Studio Theatre

Back by popular demand, this musical review is reminiscent of past "Applause! Applause!" and "Broadway Jukebox" productions. Audience members spin a wheel to determine the next musical number. 

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384.

The Studio Theatre is located at 2710 North 48th Street, just one block west of campus. Free parking is available behind the building.