When The Rain Stops Falling

October 21-26

University Theatre – From Andrew Bovell, this New York Drama Critics award-winning and multi-nominated play travels backwards, forward, and sideways in time to tell a tale of connections made and missed between people over forty years and three generations.

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Pirate School!

October 25

Family Performances - Arrrgh!!!! This riotous, interactive pirate escapade will turn your kids into briny buccaneers of yore. Fun for the whole family!

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Staged Readings of the Three Finalists from the 12th Annual Play Series

October 26

New Jersey Playwrights Contest - Get a peek at the works of three up-and-coming New Jersey playwrights as you enjoy staged readings of the finalists from the Twelfth Annual NJPC - Play Series.

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The Secret Life of Bees

October 28

Family Performances – Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, this Literature to Life® presentation of the New York Times bestseller by Sue Monk Kidd is performed by Denise Wilbanks.

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John Sebastian

November 1

Onstage Café at Shea – From his days with The Lovin Spoonful, John Sebastian has pushed the envelope of folk music, and after 40 years, he is still out there spreading his gospel of American roots music.

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Fred Hersch Trio

November 2

Jazz Room Series - The respected status of this great pianist is not only evidenced by his slew of prestigious awards, but the fact that he was the first pianist in the Village Vanguard jazz club’s 75-year history to play week-long engagements.

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Marlene VerPlanck Meets
Scott Robinson and The Saxes

November 9

Jazz Room Series - Jazz vocalist Marlene Verplanck has maintained a career that features jazz, the American Songbook and a huge studio vocal recording career.

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November 11-16

University Theatre – Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Lynn Nottage delivers a haunting story of human survival in one of the most ravaged and rich locales in the world.

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Inside Science with
Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich

November 14

Distinguished Lecturer Series – Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program that examines big questions in science, philosophy and the human experience through compelling storytelling.

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Mutts Gone Nuts

November 15

Family Performances – Disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other.

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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

November 16

Jazz Room Series - Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (VJO) is a 16-piece powerhouse that shares a close history and mission with the WP jazz studies program. Both were founded by trumpeter/arranger Thad Jones .

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Walking the Tightrope

November 18

Family Performances – Winner of the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production, 24th Street Theatre’s presentation of Walking the Tightrope is a sweet and funny story of a grandfather who, while trying to tell his 5 year-old granddaughter that Grandma is gone, goes about building a beautiful new relationship with her. Written by one of England’s leading writers for young audiences, Mike Kenny.

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Lou Donaldson Quartet

November 23

Jazz Room Series - Lou Donaldson is one of the living legends of the alto saxophone, gaining a well-deserved reputation for being a leader in blending the great traditions of blues and bebop.

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