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Feb
27
Tue
Danish String Quartet
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The accomplished Danish String Quartet commands the great works of quartet literature with exceptional energy and an uncommonly fresh approach. Hailed for its impeccable technique, intonation, and balance, the quartet brings dynamic new understanding to Bartók’s Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven’s Quartet No. 7 on its Williams Center debut. Selections from its 2013 release Wood Works—centuries-old Scandinavian folk tunes, arranged for string quartet—will astonish and gratify. “Theirs is playing of unusual, and unusually effective, liberty. When at their best, their tone throbs with joy” (The New York Times).

Program: Bartók / String Quartet No. 1 // Traditional / Nordic Folk Music Selections // Beethoven / String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59, No. 1

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Feb
28
Wed
Danú
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Unequivocally enchanting, these seven superlative musicians from counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin, and Donegal have produced nine award-winning recordings and a multitude of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Danú’s high-energy pluck bursts forth in exuberant slides, reels, jigs, and hornpipes, then plunges deep within the soul of Ireland to rend the heart with the most affecting ballads. Returning to the Williams Center is the young and abundantly decorated vocalist Nell Ní Chróinin, a luminous performer of the sean-nós style—the highly ornamented form of unaccompanied traditional Irish singing.

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Mar
3
Sat
Charlotte Blake Alston / Songs & Stories in the Oral Tradition
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Through centuries-old tales from African and African American traditions, master storyteller, instrumentalist, and singer Charlotte Blake Alston conjures beloved characters like Anansi the Spider, Sungura the Rabbit, and Br’er Fox in the most magical ways. Accompanying herself on the djembe, thumb-harp, and 21-stringed kora, Alston harnesses the power of mythology, history, and values to share stories that have been passed down, generation to generation. With warmth, wisdom, and humor, this world-renowned artist embodies the universality of fables and folklore to entertain, inspire, and instill respect within our hearts and our communities.

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Mar
4
Sun
Decades Rewind – Easton
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Decades Rewind is a National touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up into one blockbuster show! Come celebrate the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, Funk, Rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60s songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. This IS the story of your life!

Show your children your life at their age – Kids FREE with each adult ticket purchase, through box office.

Tickets: http://statetheatre.org/events/decades-rewind





National Theatre Live / Hedda Gabler
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the best of London theater, on screen in Lafayette College’s Landis Cinema

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

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Mar
29
Thu
Bedlam / Saint Joan
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Joan of Arc was a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of Church and State to restore France to greatness. Described as “Irresistible!” and “A force of nature!,” Bedlam’s Saint Joan captured The New York Times’ “Best of Theater” crown in 2014.
In this epic story, Shaw paints the Maid of Orleans not as a saint, witch, or madwoman, but as a true genius who galvanized her countrymen and rocked the status quo to its core.

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Mar
30
Fri
Bedlam / Hamlet
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Shakespeare’s masterful account of the tragedy at Elsinore—familial deception, courtly intrigue, and the hero’s agonizing progress toward personal action—is nothing less than spellbinding in the hands of Bedlam. “Acted with sublime ferocity… An experience so intense and concentrated that you’ll feel as though you were part of the action” (The Wall Street Journal).

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Mar
31
Sat
Bedlam / Hamlet
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Shakespeare’s masterful account of the tragedy at Elsinore—familial deception, courtly intrigue, and the hero’s agonizing progress toward personal action—is nothing less than spellbinding in the hands of Bedlam. “Acted with sublime ferocity… An experience so intense and concentrated that you’ll feel as though you were part of the action” (The Wall Street Journal).

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Bedlam / Saint Joan
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Joan of Arc was a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of Church and State to restore France to greatness. Described as “Irresistible!” and “A force of nature!,” Bedlam’s Saint Joan captured The New York Times’ “Best of Theater” crown in 2014.
In this epic story, Shaw paints the Maid of Orleans not as a saint, witch, or madwoman, but as a true genius who galvanized her countrymen and rocked the status quo to its core.

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Apr
8
Sun
National Theatre Live / Twelfth Night
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and SupermanNT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night DinnerBlack BooksEpisodes) as a transformed Malvolia and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (FlowersJericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony), and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

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