The 2018 Spring Gala Opening celebration of the 27th Academic Festival, hosted by the Wheaton College May Fellows.
6:30–8:00 pm, Haas Concourse & Lobby, Watson Fine Arts
April 5–7 & April 12–14
In this semi-autobiographical “memory play”, a young writer wrestles with the repercussions of abandoning his mother and sister. Haunting, heartbreaking, and infused with transcendent lyricism, it remains one of American theatre’s most enduring works of art. Tickets: $10 general, $5 with a Wheaton ID & seniors.
7:30 pm, Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts (4/5 & 4/12—8:00pm)
The internationally-acclaimed string quartet performs a new arrangement of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations, plus world premieres by Wheaton student composers.
7:30 pm, Cole Memorial Chapel
Academic Festival Poster Session
Posters presenting work by students from the sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
12:30–2:00 pm, Davis Spencer Cafe, Mars Center for Science & Technology
A Conversation with English Department Honors Candidates 2018
A panel presentation featuring Honors Candidates in English.
12:30–1:30 pm, Coale Room, Wallace Library
Russian Studies Paper Panel
Students from the Russian Studies program will present research papers.
4:00-5:00 pm, Room 315, Knapton Hall
A Talk on Shawn Tan’s Graphic Novel, “The Arrival”
Senior Eryn Hoang will present a section of her honors thesis to the students enrolled in Professor Clarks’ course “Children’s Literature”.
12:30 pm, Meneely 307, Mars Arts & Humanities
Theatre Makeup and Design
The Theatre Department explores ways in which new technologies can be combined with traditional techniques to approach the art of theatrical makeup.
12:30–2:00 pm, Hass Concourse & Lobby, Watson Fine Arts
Academic Festival Recital
The Music Department’s most gifted student performers demonstrate mastery in voice, piano, strings and wind instruments.
5:00 pm, Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall
Creative Writing Program Senior Reading
Seniors graduating with a degree in creative writing and literature showcase original works of poetry, fiction and dramatic writing.
5:00 pm, May Room, Mary Lyon Hall
Gallery Opening and Reception – In Perspective: 2018 Senior Visual Art Majors’ Exhibition
Painting, printmaking, graphic design, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation art and video are included in this annual show, which is coordinated this year by Assistant Professor Patrick Johnson. The exhibition runs through May 12 in the Beard & Weil Galleries.
5:30–8:00 pm, Haas Concourse & Lobby, Watson Fine Arts
Senior Studio Art Majors’ Oral Presentations
See also Senior Studio Art Majors’ Exhibition, listed under April 19th.
3:30–6:20 pm, Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts
Wheaton Honors Convocation
Wheaton’s annual celebration of student excellence, at which college and departmental prizes are awarded.
5:00 pm, Cole Memorial Chapel
The ensemble performs under the direction of Artistic Director Andrea Taylor-Blenis. Tickets: $10 general, $5 faculty/staff & seniors, $2 students. Tickets: $10 general, $5 faculty/staff & seniors, $2 students.
7:30 pm, Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts
Movie Premiere: Paint the Eyes First
Film & New Media Studies major Michael Kristy premieres his first feature length film, Paint the Eyes First. The film, which represents Wheaton’s first ever feature film stars Kristy with Aileen Archambault, Brendan Geiger and Michael Sadowsky. The production team included more than 15 Wheaton students, 7 Wheaton faculty and 10 other crew members from around the world. Through this project, writer and director, Kristy, attempts to show opioid addicts in a different light, not as troupes but as people facing a challenge which they are trying to overcome.
7:00 pm, Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts