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Oct
15
Tue
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Adapted by Quinn Mattfeld
Directed by Ryan Welsh

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel examining gender norms and the plight of humanity at the hands of a thoughtless creator. Just because science can…doesn’t mean it should.

Performance Dates:
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Frankenstein was commissioned by and first performed at the Southwest Shakespeare Company in Phoenix, AZ on Oct 26th, 2018.

Oct
16
Wed
Elaine Castillo Public Talk and Reception @ MSU Broad Art Lab
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Elaine Castillo graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Comparative Literature. Her debut novel, America is Not the Heart was named one of the best books in 2018 by NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Public Library, and many more.

Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Adapted by Quinn Mattfeld
Directed by Ryan Welsh

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel examining gender norms and the plight of humanity at the hands of a thoughtless creator. Just because science can…doesn’t mean it should.

Performance Dates:
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Frankenstein was commissioned by and first performed at the Southwest Shakespeare Company in Phoenix, AZ on Oct 26th, 2018.

Oct
17
Thu
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Adapted by Quinn Mattfeld
Directed by Ryan Welsh

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel examining gender norms and the plight of humanity at the hands of a thoughtless creator. Just because science can…doesn’t mean it should.

Performance Dates:
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Frankenstein was commissioned by and first performed at the Southwest Shakespeare Company in Phoenix, AZ on Oct 26th, 2018.

Oct
18
Fri
BROAD UNDERGROUND FILM SERIES | FOR AN INSTITUTE OF LIGHT: Absolute Film and Beyond at the Bauhaus @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
BROAD UNDERGROUND FILM SERIES | FOR AN INSTITUTE OF LIGHT: Absolute Film and Beyond at the Bauhaus @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

In 1926, Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy proclaimed, “give me or the Bauhaus an experimental film laboratory, then we can begin our work.” He sought to put into practice in Dessau the visionary ideals of his own groundbreaking multi-media treatise, Painting, Photography, Film, published the previous year in the school’s Bauhausbücher (Bauhaus books) series. While Moholy’s plan for a film school at the Bauhaus failed to materialize in Germany, the school’s faculty and students experimented widely in film and moving images, ranging from abstract student films and “coloured light plays” to various workshop-based encounters with the materiality of film, evident in “celluloid collages” and the widespread use of the form of the filmstrip in posters, “typophoto” scripts, exhibition design, and architectural publications. The Bauhaus also hosted a range of film screenings and lectures in the 1920s featuring the European avant-garde, as well as scientific, instructional, and animated films. If there was no formal “laboratory” for filmmaking at the Bauhaus, film, and an expansive idea of the cinematic, were omnipresent at the school.

This program gestures to this range of Bauhaus enthusiasm about film by recreating a program of “Absolute Film” first screened at the sold-out, 900-seat Ufa Palast in Berlin in 1925 and later repeated at the Bauhaus the following year. Featuring major works of the European avant-garde that intersected with Bauhaus aesthetic strategies and utopian aspirations, our selections expand on the Absolute Film program to also include a few examples of Moholy’s own filmmaking and film theory, from his early experiments in Germany to a few of the films produced during his rebooting of the Bauhaus in Chicago, beginning in 1937. There and through World War II, Moholy finally realized his ambitions for an “institute of light.”

Films

Rhythmus 21 (Hans Richter, Germany, 1921, 3m)
Symphonie Diagonale (Viking Eggeling, France, 1924, 9m)
Ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, France, 1923–24, 14m)
Lichtspiel Opus 2, 3, & 4 (Walter Ruttmann, Germany, 1921, 1924, 1925, 10m)
Der Sieger (Walter Ruttman, Germany, 1922, 3 min)
Entr’Acte (René Clair and Francis Picabia, France, 22m)
Lightplay: Black, White, Grey (Moholy-Nagy, Germany, 1926–1930, 6m)
Design Workshops, (selections) (Moholy-Nagy, USA, 1940-1944, 10m)

In collaboration with 100 Years of Bauhaus: http://linglang.msu.edu/degree-programs/german/bauhaus

Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…
Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Adapted by Quinn Mattfeld
Directed by Ryan Welsh

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel examining gender norms and the plight of humanity at the hands of a thoughtless creator. Just because science can…doesn’t mean it should.

Performance Dates:
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Frankenstein was commissioned by and first performed at the Southwest Shakespeare Company in Phoenix, AZ on Oct 26th, 2018.

Oct
19
Sat
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…
Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Adapted by Quinn Mattfeld
Directed by Ryan Welsh

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel examining gender norms and the plight of humanity at the hands of a thoughtless creator. Just because science can…doesn’t mean it should.

Performance Dates:
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Frankenstein was commissioned by and first performed at the Southwest Shakespeare Company in Phoenix, AZ on Oct 26th, 2018.

Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…
Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Adapted by Quinn Mattfeld
Directed by Ryan Welsh

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel examining gender norms and the plight of humanity at the hands of a thoughtless creator. Just because science can…doesn’t mean it should.

Performance Dates:
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Frankenstein was commissioned by and first performed at the Southwest Shakespeare Company in Phoenix, AZ on Oct 26th, 2018.

Oct
20
Sun
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Frankenstein @ Wharton Center Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…
Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Adapted by Quinn Mattfeld
Directed by Ryan Welsh

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel examining gender norms and the plight of humanity at the hands of a thoughtless creator. Just because science can…doesn’t mean it should.

Performance Dates:
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Frankenstein was commissioned by and first performed at the Southwest Shakespeare Company in Phoenix, AZ on Oct 26th, 2018.

Shakespeare Under the Stars @ Abrams Planetarium
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre in partnership with Abrams Planetarium presents…

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Directed by Deric McNish
Dramaturg & Adaptations by Taylor McPhail
Media Consultant – Alison Dobbins
Planetarium Director – Shannon Schmoll

Featuring stellar actors from Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre.


Listen to a live performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale while enjoying a star show on the Abrams Planetarium hemispherical projection dome.

The event will begin with a talk about astronomy and astrology in Shakespeare’s plays, during which the planetarium’s experts will use their powerful Digistar 6 star projector to provide demonstrations.

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
Hamlet

Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,

And with them scourge the bad revolting stars.
Henry VI

The heavens themselves, the planets, and this center
Observe degree, priority, and place,
Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
Office, and custom, in all line of order.
Troilus and Cressida

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:30pm 
Location: The Abrams Planetarium Sky Theater
This is a FREE performance and is open to the general public.