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May 2019

Gallery reception: Bill Murphy

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wagner Union Art Gallery

Please join us at the Wagner College Gallery for “Bill Murphy: Recent Work,” a solo exhibition of new drawings, paintings and prints by the longtime Staten Island artist and Wagner College professor, on display from Wednesday, May 8 until Friday, Aug. 30.

A gallery reception will be held on Sunday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The gallery is located in the Union Building on the Wagner College campus at 631 Howard Ave., Staten Island.

The Wagner College Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday until 9 p.m.

After 35 years of teaching at Wagner College, Professor Bill Murphy is retiring this August. More information about Murphy and his work can be found at his website, aburninglight.com.

For information on “Bill Murphy: Recent Work,” call 917-678-2542.

Chai Society Mitzvah Awards Dinner

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wagner Union Dining Hall

The Chai Society Mitzvah Community Awards Dinner will be taking place on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m.

The event will start with a reception in the Union Atrium followed by dinner in the Main Dining Hall.

The event supports programming and recognizes individuals who have enhanced and promoted Jewish life on campus and within the broader community.

This year's honorees are Imam Dr. Tahir Kukiqi, Ruth Kupperberg, Congressman Max Rose, David Sorkin and Bea Victor.

Reservations may be made via alumniconnect.wagner.edu or by calling Betty McComiskey at 718-420-4014.

Reunion Weekend

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - June 2 @ 1:00 pm

Join your fellow Wagner College Alumni for our 2019 Reunion Weekend!

For a full schedule of events and registration visit: wagner.edu/alumni-friends/reunion-weekend/

Wagner College Actor Children’s Theatre Present’s Little Women

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Hall Theatre, Staten Island, 10301

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage.

Tickets will go on sale March 2019. For more information or to purchase tickets visit wagner.edu/act.

June 2019

Wagner College Actor Children’s Theatre Present’s Little Women

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Hall Theatre, Staten Island, 10301

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage.

Tickets will go on sale March 2019. For more information or to purchase tickets visit wagner.edu/act.

Wagner College Actor Children’s Theatre Present’s Little Women

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Hall Theatre, Staten Island, 10301

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage.

Tickets will go on sale March 2019. For more information or to purchase tickets visit wagner.edu/act.

Off-campus gallery reception: Bill Murphy

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Two pieces by Wagner College art professor Bill Murphy will be on display in “Parent Portraits,” a group exhibition at the Westbeth Gallery, 57 Bethune St. in Manhattan’s West Villege. The exhibition, which will focus on artists’ representations of their parents, will be on display from Saturday, May 11 through Saturday, June 8. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m., or by appointment. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 4 to 8 p.m. A closing reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 5 to 7 p.m. Murphy’s submissions are “My Mother” (charcoal, 2015) and “Ella” (drypoint etching, 2017). For more about the gallery and the exhibition, visit westbeth.org. For more about Bill Murphy, visit aburninglight.com.

Wagner Guild Luncheon

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wagner Union Faculty Dining Room

The Wagner College Guild was founded in 1918 to assist and support Wagner students, who at that time were Lutheran seminarians. Women from the Lutheran synods of Staten Island, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Long Island would provide meals, sew buttons and offer other services to the students.

Today, the Guild has over 200 members and supports the college with fundraising efforts and scholarships.

The next meeting will be June 12 at noon in the Faculty Dining Room.

For membership information, contact Karen Sweeney-Kennedy at 718-420-4530 or k.sweeney-kennedy@wagner.edu.

October 2019

Evita

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Hall Theatre, Staten Island, 10301

Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33. The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”

For tickets call 718-390-3259.

Evita

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Hall Theatre, Staten Island, 10301

Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33. The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”

For tickets call 718-390-3259.

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