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|Feb 22, 2013|
|Student Ensemble - Anniversaries and Equal Rights|
Moravian College Wind Ensemble
James Earl Barnes, director
A musical exploration of the anniversaries of the struggles for Equal Rights in the United States. This performance will also be live-streamed.
|Karl Stirner: Transformations - Works in Steel|
Transformations - Works in Steel
A retrospective of the life work of 88-year-old sculptor Karl Stirner of Easton. Stirner's reputation in Lehigh Valley arts, especially in the city of Easton, is immense. There's even a section of the city named for him ? the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. The German-born Stirner started his art career at 23 as a professional drafter and then went on to teach at Tyler School of Art and Moore and Swarthmore colleges. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to name a few. Expect to see an exhibition of large- and medium-size steel sculptures and at least a dozen drawings.
|Gregory Warmack, AKA Mr. Imagination|
Artist Gregory Warmack used found objects and recycled materials like bottle caps in his art.
The show will still be on display until February 22. Moravian students have put the show together over break. Mr. Imagination lived in Bethlehem for several years and died last year.
Spring Production - Contemporary Satire
By Vaclav Havel Inspired by the absurdities of life in Eastern Europe under Communism, the play follows looks at an organization encumbered by a bureaucracy that is out of control. The introduction of an artificial language, "Ptydepe," is supposed to streamline office communications, but only makes it worse. Creation of ridiculous jobs, reversals in chain of command, one-up-man-ship, impossible bureaucratic protocols, constant surveillance by office spies, and the supreme importance of conformity to keep one's job make this a play people relate to all over the world.
The playwright, Vaclav Havel, became president of Czechoslovakia in 1989 and guided the country through its division into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993, when he became president of the Czech Republic.
NOTE: This play was selected due to the several connections that exist between Moravian and Havel. Moravian College has its roots in Czechoslavakia, where the Moravian Church was founded, and where John Amos Comenius--on whose educational philosophy the College is built--was born. In 1991, President Havel came to Moravian College to rededicate the statue of Comenius on Main Street. Additionally, Christopher Shorr, Director of Theatre at Moravian, who has a long-standing interest in Eastern European theatre, lived and worked in the Czech capitol of Prague during Havel's presidency. When Havel died at the end of 2011, the decision was made to include one of his plays at Moravian in the following season.