onStage presents 2016 spring performances

Audiences can look forward to a stellar collection of performances during the 2016 spring season of onStage at Connecticut College.

“A Moon for the Misbegotten” — Walnut Street Theater
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Palmer Auditorium

Walnut Street Theater, America’s oldest continuously operating theater, brings to life the final work —and only love story — from Eugene O’Neill, America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright and New London's native son. Set on a Connecticut tenant farm in 1923, “A Moon for the Misbegotten” introduces one of the most important female characters to the theatrical canon while dealing with topics of family, death and life.

Tickets: $24; Seniors: $21; Students: $12.

On Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., onStage at Connecticut College and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will host a discussion of the play at O’Neill’s childhood summer home, Monte Cristo Cottage, located at 325 Pequot Avenue, New London. To register for the pre-performance discussion, go to http://bit.ly/eon-moon.

Howard Fishman Quartet
Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Evans Hall

Singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman's exciting, spontaneous and unconventional music has made him a critically-acclaimed favorite at venues worldwide. Fishman combines jazz, soul, country and folk to create an entirely unique sound. The New York Times writes that Fishman’s music “transcends time and idiom.” He is a frequent guest on NPR and has performed with such distinguished artists as Andrew Bird and Yo-Yo Ma. Fishman will be sharing original sounds and songs of wide-ranging appeal. Tickets: $18; Seniors: $16; Students: $9.

Sweet Honey In The Rock®
Friday, April 1, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Palmer Auditorium

Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African-American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired. Sweet Honey’s audience and community come from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/educational/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and differing abilities. The Fort Worth Star Telegram calls Sweet Honey “the gold standard,” for they are able to produce a sound that “does not seem humanly possible.” Tickets (reserved seating): $28; Seniors: $25; Students: $14.

For information on onStage subscriptions, which provide discounted tickets, call 860-439-ARTS (2787) or email onstage@conncoll.edu. Visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu for additional information about performances and tickets.


January 5, 2016