August 21, 2023
September brings theatrical performances, gallery exhibit, reading, concert, and unique lecture to the Susquehanna University campus. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated.
The gallery opens the season with To flow exposure
THE Lore Degenstein Gallery will kick off its 2023-24 season with an opening reception at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 2 to celebrate the exhibition To flow. Artists sTo Len, Stacy Levy and Allie Wist will be in attendance and provide remarks.
The exhibition continues until October 13. Student-led tours will take place September 26, September 28, October 3, and October 5 at noon.
Water is life; a remarkable and inimitable substance that covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface and is fundamental to the survival of all living beings. This exhibition discusses how water systems support life, while recognizing that water is more than its use value as a commodity. In perspectives such as storytelling, community, and sensory experience, artists Len, Levy, Wist, and Naoe Suzuki look beyond water’s role as a permanent store to consider its personal, social, and cultural meanings. .
The Lore Degenstein Gallery, located in the Center Campus Charles B. Degenstein, is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year. It is closed during university holidays. Call 570-372-4059 for an appointment when classes are not in session.
Conference to explore the economy and the environment
Claudia Williamson Kramer, professor of economics at the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Carson Reeling, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, will present the lecture How far should we regulate the economy to fix the environment? at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 7 at the Degenstein Center Theater at the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center.
Researchers differ on the regulations to be implemented to improve the environment and the effectiveness of these regulations. In this debate, scholars with different viewpoints will discuss the role government should play in regulating the economy to improve the environment. The purpose is twofold: to learn more about an important issue and to show how people with different views on a contentious issue can engage in civil discussion.
Artist Series presents traditional Anatolian shadow theater
At Susquehanna’s Artist Series presents the US Karagöz Theater Company in a traditional Anatolian shadow theater production of The Witch’s Forest at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12 at the Degenstein Center Theater at the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center in Susquehanna.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for non-SU students.
The theater company was founded in 2017 by Ayhan Hulagu as the first traditional Turkish theater in the United States. The main objective of the company is to present traditional Anatolian theater internationally, with special attention to Karagöz and meddah (the Anatolian art of storytelling), traditions included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of Unesco. Hulagu brought the 700-year-old art form of Karagöz to Broadway for the first time, marking a special moment in the history of this traditional art.
The Witch’s Forest is an adaptation of a play named Muhittin Sevilen’s Bloody Poplarhere rewritten by Ayhan Hulagu.
Author to present the reading
THE Seavey Guest Writer Series presents Phuc Tran at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 in Isaacs Auditorium at Seibert Hall.
Memoirs of Tran 2020 Sigh, Gone: A misfit’s memoir of great books, punk rock, and the struggle to fit intells the story of Tran’s family’s immigration from Vietnam in 1975, their arrival in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and their struggle to assimilate into their new life.
Tran was a high school Latin teacher for over 20 years while establishing himself as a highly sought after tattoo artist in the Northeast. He graduated from Bard College in 1995 with a BA in Classics and received the Callanan Classics Award. He taught German, Greek, Latin and Sanskrit in New York and Maine. His 2012 TEDx talk, Grammar, identity and the dark side of the subjunctivewas featured on NPR’s Ted Radio Hour.
An occasional guest on Maine Public Radio to discuss Strunk and White grammar, classics, and legacy, Tran tattoos and currently owns Tsunami Tattoo in Portland, Maine, where he lives with his family.
The theater will present a new modern version of Eurydice
At Susquehanna’s Department of theater will present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 1.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and non-SU students.
Eurydice is a modern retelling of the ancient myth and love story of Orpheus and Eurydice told from Eurydice’s perspective as she travels between the living world and the underworld.
The University Orchestra will present a concert
Tickets for Artist Series and Theatrical Events can be purchased in person at the Degenstein Center Box Office Monday through Friday during class, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; by calling 570-372-ARTS; or online at https://susqu.universitytickets.com/.