Reading, Pa. – Albright College will offer the following Center for the Arts events in September. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
Stars of the Albright Stage, an Alumni Theatre Festival, Sept. 1 to 3, Wachovia Theatre
Albright’s Center for the Arts, in collaboration with theatre alumni, current students and Domino Players, will present the following performances:
- The Last Emperor of Mexico by Chris Davis ’04, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m., directed by Mary Tuomanen
- She Gon’ Learn by Lisa Strum ’97, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m., directed by Christopher Burris (For Mature Audiences Only)
- Constellations by Nick Payne, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m., directed by Jeffrey Lentz ’85, Albright senior artist in residence.
Suggested donation at door supports Albright’s theatre endowment. Registration is required at the following link: https://albright.360alumni.com/events/view/3581.
The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, Sept. 29 to 30 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre; Directed by Cory Wilkerson (Hershey Playhouse), co-produced with The Crones.
In The Cemetery Club, The Crones portray three Jewish widows, best friends for more than 20 years, who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. For prices and tickets, call the box office at 610-921-7547 or visit www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.
- Coffee with The Crones, Oct. 1, following the show, CFA Mezzanine
WXAC’s Concert Series at the Pond, Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Sylvan Pond (no rain dates)
Albright’s radio station, WXAC 91.3 FM, presents the sixth annual Concert Series at the Pond, an outdoor concert series, which includes performances by:
- Sept. 6: Metric Funk Unit
- Sept. 13: Bobby Newton Band
- Sept. 20: Ivan Bravo Mariachi Band (Rain location: McMillan Student Center)
- Sept. 27: Albright’s Got Chops – featuring the Albright Angels, The Mane Men, Albright Jazz Band and the Reading Samba School
The following two exhibitions are ongoing, running concurrently through Oct. 13:
Faces of Reading + 10, on view in the Freedman Gallery’s Main Gallery and Foyer
Ten years ago, in Faces of Reading: 1000 Portraits of a City, John Pankratz, Ph.D., Albright professor of history, documented the diversity of the city’s population by photographing personal portraits of 1,026 city residents. Now, a decade later, Pankratz, with the collaboration of alumna Angela Cremer ’17, have set out to document how those faces have changed in the new exhibit Faces of Reading + 10.
- Opening Reception, Aug. 20, 1 to 4 p.m., Freedman Gallery
Ed Williford: nine variations on touching and thinking, on view in the Freedman Gallery’s Project Space
Williford, an artist from Magnolia, Miss., creates unique mixed media works of art.
- Sept. 14, 4 to 5 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall – Artist’s Lecture
- Sept. 14, 5 to 7 p.m., Freedman Gallery – Opening Reception
- International Film Series: Mike Kuchar in Person, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall (Tickets are $3 for the general public)
The Center for the Arts is located on the Albright College campus at 13th and Bern streets, Reading, Pa. For more information, please call 610-921-7715, or visit www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.