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Mar
15
Fri
Costume Party at the Moslem Temple, Qais Assali, Artist/Designer in Residence: Critical Race Studies @MSU Union Art Gallery @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Mar 15 – May 11 all-day
Costume Party at the Moslem Temple, Qais Assali, Artist/Designer in Residence: Critical Race Studies @MSU Union Art Gallery @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Costume Party at the Moslem Temple

An exhibition featuring MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Qais Assali.

March 15- May 11, 2019

Reception: March 15, 2019 6–8PM

Artist Lecture: March 20, 2019 @MSU Broad Art Museum, 7PM

 

Please join the MSU Union Art Gallery and the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design in celebrating the opening of Costume Party at the Moslem Temple on Friday, March 15 beginning at 6pm, remarks will be offered at 6:30pm. This solo exhibition features the work of MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Qais Assali.

Assali’s interdisciplinary work stages questions between site and the body in relation to his own identity and locale in order to debunk metaphoric surrounding contested geographies. This exhibition was made possible thanks to collaborations with many others. Parade Float was made in collaboration with Syrian-American Artist Amanda Assaley. Mosaic Fountain was made by Syrian-American Artist Michael Howard. O My Lord, Increase me in Knowledge, was painted by Syrian-American Artist Reem Taki.

Costume Party at the Moslem Temple is organized by the MSU Union Art Gallery at Michigan State University. Support for this exhibition and associated programming is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, the MSU College of Arts & Letters, MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design, the MSU Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, MSU Museum, MSU Library Digital Scholarship Lab, MSU Library Special Collections, MSU Muslim Studies Program,  MSU Students United for Palestinian Rights, University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center, and the Arab American National Museum. Special thanks to Deborah Margolis, Jose Luis Benavides, Sally Howell, Penny Gardner, Becky Gaines, and Michael Dean.

Qais Assali (b. 1987 Palestine) is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence at Michigan State University. His works with video, installation, lecture performance, sound, photography, and in the archives seek to engage and subvert national geopolitical power dynamics. His interdisciplinary work stages questions between site and the body in relation to his own identity and locale in order to debunk metaphoric surrounding contested geographies.

Assali’s work has been internationally exhibited at Jeune création, Paris (2016); 6018North, Chicago (2018); Festival Artes Vertentes de Tiradentes, Brazil (2016); The Overlook Place, Chicago (2018); solo exhibitions at Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2015); and Khan Al Wakala, Nablus (2016). Assali has been a faculty member at a number of academic institutions in Palestine including Al-Ummah College, Jerusalem, Palestine. Assali holds two master’s degrees – an MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School.

Jun
6
Thu
One Man, Two Guvnors – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Man, Two Guvnors - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
with songs by Grant Olding

Directed by Rob Roznowski
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

This modern version of a commedia dell’arte piece follows the misfortunes of perpetually hungry Francis who suddenly finds himself employed by two separate bosses. Set in England during the 1960s this hilarious farce made James Corden a star.

Some playful sexual innuendo and mild profanity.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

 All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

LATE NIGHT
10:00PM Second Stage Improv

Second Stage Improv – Summer Circle Theatre LATE NIGHT @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 6 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SECOND STAGE IMPROV

Enjoy a night cap of comedy with MSU’s Second Stage Improv. This touring troupe of Michigan State theatre students and teaching artists is, in its purest form, is a collaborative real-time creation by the players as the improvisation unfolds without use of an written script.

*Come to the Summer Circle at 8PM to catch one of our amazing MainStage productions!*

Jun
7
Fri
Comic Timing -Summer Circle Theatre Kids Show @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 7 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Comic Timing -Summer Circle Theatre Kids Show @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Comic Timing

A show for kids!
by Rob Roznowski
Directed by Kevin Craig

Hardy likes to make jokes. All of the time. When his friends and family ask him to go a week without making any wisecracks, Hardy learns how much he has been hiding behind his humor.

Appropriate for all ages.
Show up early and tell some family-friendly jokes!!!!

Mainstage
8PM – One Man, Two Guvnors

Late Night
10PM – Second Stage Improv

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

One Man, Two Guvnors – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Man, Two Guvnors - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
with songs by Grant Olding

Directed by Rob Roznowski
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

This modern version of a commedia dell’arte piece follows the misfortunes of perpetually hungry Francis who suddenly finds himself employed by two separate bosses. Set in England during the 1960s this hilarious farce made James Corden a star.

Some playful sexual innuendo and mild profanity.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

 All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

PRE-SHOW
6:30PM Comic Timing – A show for kids!
Written by Rob Roznowski
Directed by Kevin Craig
Hardy likes to make jokes. All of the time. When his friends and family ask him to go a week without making any wisecracks, Hardy learns how much he has been hiding behind his humor.
Appropriate for all ages.

LATE NIGHT
10:00PM Second Stage Improv

Second Stage Improv – Summer Circle Theatre LATE NIGHT @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SECOND STAGE IMPROV

Enjoy a night cap of comedy with MSU’s Second Stage Improv. This touring troupe of Michigan State theatre students and teaching artists is, in its purest form, is a collaborative real-time creation by the players as the improvisation unfolds without use of an written script.

*Come to the Summer Circle at 8PM to catch one of our amazing MainStage productions!*

Jun
8
Sat
Comic Timing -Summer Circle Theatre Kids Show @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 8 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Comic Timing -Summer Circle Theatre Kids Show @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Comic Timing

A show for kids!
by Rob Roznowski
Directed by Kevin Craig

Hardy likes to make jokes. All of the time. When his friends and family ask him to go a week without making any wisecracks, Hardy learns how much he has been hiding behind his humor.

Appropriate for all ages.
Show up early and tell some family-friendly jokes!!!!

Mainstage
8PM – One Man, Two Guvnors

Late Night
10PM – Second Stage Improv

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

One Man, Two Guvnors – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Man, Two Guvnors - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
with songs by Grant Olding

Directed by Rob Roznowski
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

This modern version of a commedia dell’arte piece follows the misfortunes of perpetually hungry Francis who suddenly finds himself employed by two separate bosses. Set in England during the 1960s this hilarious farce made James Corden a star.

Some playful sexual innuendo and mild profanity.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

 All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

PRE-SHOW
6:30PM Comic Timing – A show for kids!
Written by Rob Roznowski
Directed by Kevin Craig
Hardy likes to make jokes. All of the time. When his friends and family ask him to go a week without making any wisecracks, Hardy learns how much he has been hiding behind his humor.
Appropriate for all ages.

LATE NIGHT
10:00PM Second Stage Improv

Second Stage Improv – Summer Circle Theatre LATE NIGHT @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 8 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SECOND STAGE IMPROV

Enjoy a night cap of comedy with MSU’s Second Stage Improv. This touring troupe of Michigan State theatre students and teaching artists is, in its purest form, is a collaborative real-time creation by the players as the improvisation unfolds without use of an written script.

*Come to the Summer Circle at 8PM to catch one of our amazing MainStage productions!*

Jun
9
Sun
One Man, Two Guvnors – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One Man, Two Guvnors - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
with songs by Grant Olding

Directed by Rob Roznowski
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

This modern version of a commedia dell’arte piece follows the misfortunes of perpetually hungry Francis who suddenly finds himself employed by two separate bosses. Set in England during the 1960s this hilarious farce made James Corden a star.

Some playful sexual innuendo and mild profanity.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

 All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

PRE-SHOW
3PM Join us for a performance by Dance Lansing