Marian University's 2014-15 arts and culture calendar 

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Some of the stragglers for this arts season are starting to roll in, with Marian University's theater, music and speakers lineup being the latest to hit ye olde NUVO inboxe. The complete calendar is below, copied from the news release. Take note of a Sept. 26 visit by Chicago's Improvised Shakespeare Company, two student theater productions (Songs for a New World and Almost Maine) and a Dec. 7 talk by Senator Richard Lugar. All events are at the Marian University Theater unless otherwise noted.

Marian University Theatre Presents:

Improvised Shakespeare Company
September 26, 7:30 PM
$18/Adults $12/Students
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised 
Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold out audiences at the world famous iO  Theater in Chicago for over seven years. 


Indianapolis Men's Chorus
December 21-22, 8 PM
The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus returns to the Marian University Theatre for its festive holiday concert.

Department of Theatre Presents:

Songs for a New World November 21-22 7:00PM
A musical by Jason Robert Brown. “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice – take a stand, or turn around and go back. The composer transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of  characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman, whose dream of marrying rich, nabs the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. 

Almost Maine February 27-28 7:00PM
A romantic comedy by John Cariani. “On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not
quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the
star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and
often hilarious ways."

Department of Music Presents:

Knight Fusion Singers Fall Concert October 20 7:00 PM
Marian University’s show choir will have you moving and grooving with a fun-filled evening of familiar
music.

Sacred Choir Fall Concert November 24 7:30 PM
**Concert in the Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel
Selections of sacred music sung in our beautiful campus chapel in Marian Hall.

Hilaritas: A Christmas Festival Concert December 5-6 7:00 PM
Department of Music annual Christmas Concert featuring the Concert Band, Knight Fusion Singers,
Sacred Choir, and Chamber Singers.

Knight Fusion Singers: A Little KNIGHT Music April 10-11 7:00 PM
Marian University show choir’s spectacular spring concert.

Spring Band Concert April 18 2:00 PM
E. Andrew Steffen Sacred Choir Concert April 20 4:00 PM
**Concert in the Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel

Department of Music Spring Showcase April 25 7:00 PM

Visual Arts at Marian University:

Marian University Art Gallery is located in the Upper Lobby of the Marian University Theatre (on the second floor of Marian Hall).

Crystal Vicars-Pugh – Abstract Paintings August 25 – October 3
Opening reception on September 4 from 4:00-6:00 PM

Alumni Show October 11 – October 31
Opening reception on October 16 from 4:00-6:00 PM

Nancy Nichols-Pethick – Notes on a River November 10 – December 4
Opening reception on November 13 from 4:00-6:00 PM

Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies Speaker Series

This year’s speaker series is still taking shape in order to provide the most timely topics and speakers

Pierre Atlas, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science “9/11 + 13 Years: Middle East in Crisis”
September 11 7:00 PM **Evans Center Lecture Hall

Anita Klueg (’97) – Alumni Speaker “Building Bridges for the Marginalized in Mombasa”
November 5 7:00 PM MU Theatre

Pavol Demeš, transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Bratislava and former Slovakian
Diplomat
November 17 7:00 PM **Evans Center Lecture Hall

Former Senator Richard Lugar “America and the World”
December 7 7:00 PM MU Theatre

The Marian Festival – El Festival Mariano
October 4 4:30-8:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel: A presentation from Father Martin from St.
Monica’s.
5:00 p.m. Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel: Bilingual Mass celebrated by Father Martin.
5:30 p.m. Festival activities and food at the Marian University Amphitheater.
In commemoration of Latino awareness month (September 15-October 15), Marian University will hold
the inaugural The Marian Festival – El Festival Mariano on Saturday, October 4. The Marian Festival – El
Festival Mariano will also celebrate the university’s heritage as a Catholic university under the patronage
of Mary, the mother of God, who is honored as Holy Queen of the Rosary throughout October.

Theology-Philosophy Department Presents:

Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, "Relations between Eastern and Western Christianity Since Vatican II"
October 20 7:00 PM
Evans Center Lecture Hall 1
Archdeacon John Chryssavgis is environmental advisor to Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

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