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October 19, 2016 O’Beirne is a renowned music producer, singer, songwriter and guitarist. His compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with the freshness of contemporary song. Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
October 22, 2016 This special presentation of plays created by the Wheaton community explores ideas of equity, inclusion and race. It reflects the college’s collaboration with Trinity Repertory Theatre, Community College of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island and the Southside Cultural Center with the City of Providence to create a body of locally made one-minute plays. The effort is inspired by the nationwide theatre initiative Every 28 Hours. Wheaton’s plays were developed in a workshop facilitated by One-Minute-Play Festival’s Dominic D’Andrea and Trinity Rep’s Joe Wilson, Jr. Join us for this special evening when theater is activism and our community takes the stage. Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
October 25, 2016 A central figure of Puerto Rican visual and performance art, Freddie Mercado explores the ambiguity and transgression of the human being in his artwork. Through humor, sound and a spectacular Baroque atmosphere, his thought-provoking performances stimulate not only the senses, but also engage the viewer in a self-reflection about the variability and instability of identity categories. Please note: this performance will be presented in Spanish with a translator. Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
October 26, 2016 Artist Freddie Mercado presents a lecture showcasing his performances and paintings. Mercado will also talk about his beginnings as an artist and how his daily life became a constant performance that allowed him the opportunity to imagine and create alternative racial and gender possibilities. Please note: this lecture will be presented in Spanish with a translator. Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m.