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February 2020

A Watchman’s Web: Using Archives to Visualize 19th-Century Providence—12th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Dr. C. Morgan Grefe

February 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Free

A young watchman at Providence’s Prison made a resolution to keep a daily diary in 1867. He recorded his work with the men and women incarcerated there; but, unlike today, the watchmen lived in the prison as well. What can we learn about Rhode Island history from his words? Dr. Grefe will explore the ways records and documents can illuminate how working-class Providence looked and felt in the 19th century.

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George Kuo—Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Master

February 27 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Watson Fine Arts – Experimental Theatre Norton, 02766 United States
Free

Kuo is known as one of Hawaii’s premiere Slack Key (ki ho’alu) guitar artists playing in the traditional nahenahe (sweet, soothing) style. In his illustrious career, he has accompanied and collaborated with Hawaii’s major artists such as Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawai’i, Dennis Kamakahi, Cyril and Martin Pahinui and Aaron Mahi. His recordings for the Slack Key Guitar Masters Series on the Dancing Cat label, Love for the Elders and Hawaiian Touch, were awarded Instrumental Album of the…

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New Plays Festival

February 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Watson Fine Arts – Experimental Theatre Norton, 02766 United States
Free

Longer form plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased at our annual festival.

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March 2020

New Plays Festival

March 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Watson Fine Arts – Experimental Theatre Norton, 02766 United States
Free

Longer form plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased at our annual festival.

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Readings by the Writer: Stacy Szymaszek

March 4 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – May Room Norton, MA 02766
Free

Szymaszek is the author of five books, including Journal of Ugly Sites and A Year from Today. She is a poet who marvels at, is obsessed by, and is always considering how a human lives their life during the course of any given day. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Chicago Review, and VOLT. She has taught with the Naropa Institute of Disembodied Poetics and at Brown University.

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French Cabaret

March 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Balfour-Hood – Lyons Den Norton, 02766 United States

A night of music and comedy with performances by students, faculty and special guests Les Frères Manouche.

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Readings by the Writer: Jonathan Maniscalco

March 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – May Room Norton, MA 02766
Free

Maniscalco has taught English to ESL learners in Japan, Spain, and New York City. A Massachusetts native, he is a stringer for the New England Review of Books and a graduate of Boston University. Ten Stories to Manhood is his first published book.

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Representation, and How to Get It: A Staged Reading

March 24 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – May Room Norton, MA 02766
Free

In celebration of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, Joyce Van Dyke’s new one-woman show, Representation, and How to Get It, will preview at Wheaton en route to its September 2020 premiere at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (via Sleeping Weazel). Theatre luminary Elaine Vaan Hogue performs the role of Julia Ward Howe on the eve of her visionary speech about women’svoting rights. Van Dyke, Vaan Hogue and director Judy Braha will engage the community in…

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Ten-Minute Play Festival

March 28 @ 7:30 PM
Watson Fine Arts – Experimental Theatre, Norton, 02766 United States

Ten contemporary plays—directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased in our biannual festival.

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A Quest for Failure

March 31 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Science Center – Hindle Auditorium Norton, 02766 United States
Free

Amie Dansby (Amie DD) is a maker of things, a builder, a cosplayer, a magical unicorn software engineer, and recently a contestant on FOX’s Lego Masters. She lives and works in a realm where creativity and technology, the virtual and the physical, and the possible and the impossible all coexist. Anyone can join her there, but you won’t find this realm on a journey to find success: you need to be on a quest for failure. This talk explores failure…

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