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19/20 Arts & Minds - Fall

Season brochure for Dominican University's 19-20 Arts & Minds programs

Dominican University
Performing Arts Center &
St. Catherine of Siena Center

2019 | 2020

9.14.19

10.2.19 MAZZUCHELLI
LECTURE
CLARISSA
WARD Helen
Prejean, CSJ
CNN Chief International
Correspondent 11.4.19

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico 10.13.19

Nov.15–17 ROCKAPELLA
12.6.19


Dominican University Performing Arts Center
& St. Catherine of Siena Center 2019 | 2020 Calendar

Sep2019 10 Thursday Dec2019

4 Wednesday Nancy Tuchman, PhD and Michael 6 Friday
Schuck, PhD
O’Connor Art Gallery Opening Science and Religion: Prerequisites THE PRESIDENT’S HOLIDAY
Prison + Neighborhood Arts for an Integral Ecology CONCERT
Project: The Long Term Rockapella
13 Sunday
12 Thursday 7 Saturday
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico
Richard Woods, OP, PhD with BALLET LÉGERE
Scott Kreher, PhD 14 Monday The Nutcracker
How Scientists have Engaged Faith
Throughout History Film Screening 8 Sunday
The U-Turn
14 Saturday BALLET LÉGERE
16 Wednesday The Nutcracker
BJÖRN AGAIN
Natalia Imperatori-Lee, PhD Jan2020
19 Thursday The Stories We Tell: Latinx
Narratives and the Future of 11 Saturday
MCCUSKER LECTURE Catholicism
Skye Patrick Steep Canyon Rangers
25 Friday
Catholic Literary Imagination 29 Wednesday
Conference Illinois Storytelling Family Festival
of Stories DIANE KENNEDY, OP LECTURE AND
20 Friday DINNER
Nov2019 Donald Goergen, OP, PhD
Catholic Literary Imagination Telling the Dominican Story Again
Conference 4 Monday as if for the First Time

21 Saturday MAZZUCHELLI LECTURE Feb2020
Helen Prejean, CSJ
Catholic Literary Imagination River of Fire: One Woman’s Spiritual 11 Tuesday
Conference Journey to Get Jesus Right
Michael Eric Dyson, PhD
Oct2019 14 Thursday What Truth Sounds Like

2 Wednesday ALBERTUS MAGNUS LECTURE 15 Saturday
Dianne Bergant, CSA, PhD
GEORGIE ANNE GEYER LECTURE Biblical Themes in Laudato Si’ We Shall Overcome: A Celebration
Clarissa Ward of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
15 Friday Featuring Damien Sneed
5 Saturday
THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES 27 Thursday
OAK PARK FESTIVAL THEATRE 9 to 5, the Musical
The Amish Project One Earth Film Festival
16 Saturday
6 Sunday 28 Friday
THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
OAK PARK FESTIVAL THEATRE 9 to 5, the Musical THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
The Amish Project Chamber Music
17 Sunday
8 Tuesday 29 Saturday
THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
ENTREPRENEUR SPEAKER SERIES 9 to 5, the Musical THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
Joe Skender and Mark Skender Chamber Music
Also in November:
The annual Ethics
& Leadership Lecture
visit events.dom.edu for details

Dominican University Performing Arts Center is partially funded by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership
with the Villages of Oak Park, Forest Park and River Forest, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


Mar2020 Dear Friends,

1 Sunday There is something timeless about a college
campus. Perhaps it is the perpetual youth of
THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES students dashing through corridors or playing
Chamber Music frisbee on the Quad. Or maybe it is the never-
ending quest for learning. We thrive on curiosity.
14 Saturday We experience joy in discovery. And our glee
multiplies when shared with colleagues, friends
40TH ANNUAL TRUSTEE BENEFIT and neighbors.
CONCERT & GALA
Audra McDonald Study after study reinforces the transformative
power of shared experiences. The offerings
Apr2020 of Dominican University’s Arts & Minds Series
are selected with that very notion in mind.
2 Thursday Whether you prefer to sing along to your
favorite ABBA tunes with Björn Again, take a
EARTH DAY 50TH ANNIVERARY deep dive into world news with CNN’s Clarissa
CELEBRATION Ward, contemplate business innovation with
Bill McKibben the Entrepreneur Speaker Series, or explore
spirituality with Sr. Helen Prejean, Dominican has
17 Friday something for you.

THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES Arts & Minds is an invitation to join us on our
Proof quest, to share the joy of discovery, and to
become a multiplier of glee.
18 Saturday
I hope to see you on campus!
THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
Proof

19 Sunday

THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
Proof

23 Thursday

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA LECTURE
Catherine Hilkert, OP, PhD
Women of the Church

25 Saturday

Ranky Tanky

Donna M. Carroll
President

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DUPAC CONCERT SERIES

“One of the most entertaining
live shows in the world today”

—Time Out New York

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets starting at $31

BJÖRN AGAIN
Performing the Greatest Hits of ABBA

Kick off DUPAC’s 20th anniversary season with Björn Again, the critically acclaimed ABBA
experience that has been WOWING international audiences for over 30 years. Sing along with
the anthems of a generation, and enjoy the glitter-laden fun of ABBA’s timeless catalog of hits!

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Mariachi Herencia de Steep Canyon Rangers
Mexico
Tickets starting at $33
Tickets starting at $18
This Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with nearly two decades blending the bluegrass
mariachi music’s most exciting newcomer—an aesthetic with elements of pop, country, and
extraordinary youth ensemble from Chicago. folk rock to create something original. Since
Their debut album received a Latin Grammy coming together in 2000, Steep Canyon
nomination and, this spring, their second album Rangers have developed a remarkable catalog
debuted at #1 on the iTunes chart. Performing of original music that links them to the past
with major artists on both sides of the border, while also demonstrating their ambitious intent
this group of young musicians has the talent, to bring string-based music into contemporary
training and bravado to hold their own with the relevance.
best in the world.

10.13.19 1.11.20
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico Steep Canyon Rangers

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THE PRESIDENT’S HOLIDAY CONCERT

Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Rockapella

Tickets starting at $31
With their sparkling renditions of holiday
classics, this concert will put anyone in the
Christmas spirit! Since the early ’90’s when
they first achieved national television fame
on PBS’s Where In The World Is Carmen
Sandiego?, Rockapella has toured the globe
and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to
several generations of vocal music fans, while
keeping it all fresh along the way.

“Often imitated—never duplicated”
applies here. And they’re better than ever!

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

We Shall Overcome: Ranky Tanky
A Celebration of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets starting at $27
“Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work
featuring Damien Sneed it!” or “Get funky!” In this spirit, the South
Carolina-based quintet brings to life the soulful
Tickets starting at $30 songs of the Gullah culture – a bone-deep mix
of spirituals and gutbucket blues that mark
Inspired by the words and action of Dr. the low country mainland and Sea Islands.
Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” With a repertoire of playful game songs,
is a joyful celebration of music from across heartbreaking spirituals and delicate lullabies,
the African American music traditions that Ranky Tanky’s accomplished artists celebrate
electrified generations of civil rights activists a unique musical style, born long ago in their
and defenders, with interwoven spoken word own backyards.
from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. From
Aretha Franklin, to Wynton Marsalis; Duke “Unfamiliar enough to be surprising,
Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Nina Simone and yet familiar enough to provoke
to music from “The Wiz”, the production swinging hips and nodding heads…
ties together a living lineage of music and
culture that includes traditional gospel, It’s the best of both worlds.”
modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and —Paste Magazine
spirituals.

2.15.20 Ranky Tanky 4.25.20

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40th ANNUAL

TRUSTEE BENEFIT
CONCERT & GALA

Audra McDonald

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Tickets starting at $48
Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her
artistry as both a singer and an actress. The recipient of a record-
breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award,
and a 2015 National Medal of Arts bestowed on her by President
Barack Obama; Audra McDonald has distinguished herself as the
most decorated performer in American Theater. Blessed with a
luminous soprano and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling,
she is as much at home on Broadway and Opera stages as she is
in roles on film and television. In addition to her theatrical work, she
maintains a major career as a concert and recording artist, regularly
appearing on the great stages of the world.
Dominican University’s Annual Trustee Benefit Concert and Gala
raises much-needed support for scholarships, celebrates world-class
artists, and honors those who champion the performing arts in the
Chicago metropolitan area. For information regarding sponsorship or
Gala tickets, contact (708) 524-6284.

“She is a one-of-a-kind musical super-talent…
As a singer she is an irreplaceable resource.”

—New York Times

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THEATER ARTS LAB SERIES

November 15–17, 2019 April 17–19, 2020
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 3:00 p.m. Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $18, Students $5 Tickets: $18, Students $5

9 to 5, the Musical Proof

Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton By David Auburn
Book by Patricia Resnick
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize
Based on the 1980 hit movie, three and Tony Award for Best Play.
unlikely friends take control of their office
and learn there is nothing they can’t do, Following the death of her father, a famously
even in a man’s world. Set in the late brilliant but unstable mathematician,
1970s, this hilarious story of friendship Catherine sorts through his life’s work with
and revenge in the Rolodex era is his former student and her estranged sister.
outrageous, thought-provoking and even While Catherine navigates relationships both
a little romantic. new and old, and confronts the possibility
that she may have inherited her father’s
February 28–March 1, 2020 genius—or madness—the discovery of a
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. notebook of unknown origin threatens to
Sunday, 3:00 p.m. unravel everything.

Tickets: $18, Students $5

Chamber Music

By Arthur Kopit

In this absurdist dark comedy, a group
from the women’s ward in an asylum call a
meeting to plan a pre-emptive attack on the
men’s ward. Each believes herself to be a
fierce historical figure—Joan of Arc, Queen
Isabel of Spain, Gertrude Stein, Amelia
Earhart and others. Things get out of hand
when the plan transforms into the unsettling
demise of one of their own.

“Kopit’s absurd logic is delightful
and disturbing.”
—The Chicago Reader

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SIENA CENTER FALL SERIES

The Stories We Live By

Our lives are stories. In many ways, science, philosophy, theology, art and all other disciplines
are the human attempt to reflect upon and to make sense of the stories of our lives. In our
contemporary context, truth is under attack from many sources. Perhaps a way to reconnect
with the truths of our existence is simply to get back in touch with our stories. By engaging
imagination through storytelling, we can rescue reality from the clutches of ideologies that
distort and deceive. We can rediscover an authentic faith in the possibility of a more just,
humane and truthful world.

The St. Catherine of Siena Center of Dominican University examines critical issues
of church and society in light of faith and scholarship. The Center calls together a wide
community of faith committed to deepening insight into the role of the Christian in today’s
world.

Catholic Literary Imagination Conference
Featuring: Dana Gioia, Alice McDermott,
Ron Hansen, Tobias Wolff, and many others

September 19–September 21, 2019
Loyola University Chicago

Tickets sold through Loyola at the link below. Conference fees vary.

The Siena Center is honored to co-sponsor this international biennial conference with
Loyola University Chicago. Join us to interact with over sixty writers, poets, filmmakers,
playwrights, journalists, editors, publishers, students, and critics who will explore a variety of
questions surrounding the Catholic imagination in literature and the arts. What is the future
of the Catholic literary tradition? How is Catholic thought and practice (or the absence of it)
represented in literature, poetry, and cinema?

Register at: https://www.luc.edu/ccih/2019catholicimaginationconference/

The Siena Center is named for St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th century laywoman who worked untiringly
for the reform of the church and for social justice in the world. Her passionate devotion to the central
issues of church and society inspires the work of the center and informs its schedule. Please join us in our
exploration of current topics—social and spiritual.
Visit events.dom.edu/siena-center or call Rachel Hart Winter at (708) 714-9107
This season is made possible by generous support from the Helen Brach Foundation.

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The Stories We Tell:
Latinx Narratives and the Future
of Catholicism
Natalia Imperatori-Lee, PhD

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Aula Auditorium, Priory Campus $10

Dr. Imperatori-Lee, professor of Religious Studies at
Manhattan College, will explore how demographic, historical
and literary narratives have shaped our Catholic imagination
in the United States. By looking closely at narratives by
and about Latinx Catholics, we can envision a future for
our troubled church. This future relies on our embracing of
memory, the sacredness of the everyday, and the role of
women in leadership.

This event is co-presented with Dominican University’s
Theology Department and University Ministry.

MAZZUCHELLI LECTURE

River of Fire: One Woman’s
Spiritual Journey to Get Jesus Right
Helen Prejean, CSJ

Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Lund Auditorium $10

Sister Helen Prejean’s commitment to the dignity of all has inspired millions for over thirty
years, and her continued passion for justice is a call to action for us all today. She is known
around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty and has been instrumental
in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s
vigorous opposition to all executions. After witnessing an execution, Sr. Helen realized that this
lethal ritual would remain unchallenged unless its secrecy was stripped away, and so she sat
down and wrote the bestselling book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death
Penalty in the United States. She will speak on her recent memoir, River of Fire. The book
chronicles the story of her spiritual journey before the events of Dead Man Walking took place.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.dom.edu/sienatickets, by phone at 708-488-5000 7
or at the door.

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ALBERTUS MAGNUS SOCIETY CARE FOR CREATION:

Responses to the Climate Crisis
from Science and Religion

As Pope Francis noted in Laudato Si’, we are called to advocate for an “integral ecology”
which honors the relationship between humanity and other parts of the natural world. If
science tells us what is happening to the earth’s climate and how to respond, then faith can
reveal why we should care and who we are called to be in the midst of this crisis. In this way,
we can use scientific analysis and theological reflection in cooperative harmony to respond
more completely to both the ecological and social effects of climate change.

The Wonder of Creation:
How Scientists Have Engaged Faith Throughout History

Richard Woods, OP, PhD with Scott Kreher, PhD

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Aula Auditorium, Priory Campus $10

Great religious figures often manifested a profound
love of and appreciation of nature. Many of the world’s
greatest scientists were also people of deep faith. The
contributions of both religion and science deepened
humanity’s sense of wonder and awe at the phenomenon
of Creation. This lecture will explore some of the
outstanding achievements of that convergence and its
importance. As both socio-biologist E. O. Wilson and
Pope Francis have urged, science and religion must work
together to save the world from environmental disaster.
Fr. Richard Woods, OP, PhD is a professor of theology
and Dr. Scott Kreher, PhD is an associate professor of
biology, both at Dominican University.

Science and Religion:
Prerequisites for an Integral Ecology

Nancy Tuchman, PhD and Michael Schuck, PhD

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Aula Auditorium, Priory Campus $10

Pope Francis’s Laudato Sí’ resurfaced the core question: are science and religion truly co-
dependent dimensions of Earth knowledge? This issue has preoccupied scientist Dr. Nancy
Tuchman and theologian Dr. Michael Schuck since the inception of their integral ecology
textbook, Healing Earth. This lecture will explore their interdisciplinary work around the science,
ethics, spirituality and action necessary for healing our Earth. Dr. Tuchman is a professor of
biology, and Dr. Schuck is an associate professor of theology, both at Loyola University Chicago.

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ALBERTUS MAGNUS LECTURE

Biblical Themes in
Laudato Si’

Dianne Bergant, CSA, PhD

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Aula Auditorium, Priory Campus $10

In his encyclical on ecology, Pope Francis
concentrated on three important themes:
our understanding of human nature, the
interconnectedness of all creation, and
the interdependence of all creatures. This
lecture will offer biblical grounding for these
important themes. Sr. Dianne is Carroll
Stuhlmueller, CP, Distinguished Professor
Emerita of Old Testament Studies at
Catholic Theological Union.

MINI-COURSES

If you enjoy our lectures and symposia, we are sure you will love these opportunities to study
with excellent faculty, engage in lively discussion, and come away with a richer understanding
of the Christian disciple’s role in the contemporary world.
The cost is $50 per course.

Introduction to Interfaith Leadership

Anthony Suarez-Abraham

This 8-week online class will run from September 9 until November 8, 2019

Investigate a range of resources, from various faith traditions, for engaging constructively with
other religious and nonreligious worldviews. The course explores efforts to establish common
ground while understanding the dynamics of conflict. Participants will analyze and have some
direct experience with interfaith organizations and initiatives. Please note: there will be no
in-person meetings for this course–videos and readings are available weekly to be viewed at
your convenience. Your instructor is available via email for questions, assignment assistance
and discussion.

Faithful People, Living Word VII

Making Sacred Our Lives:

Celebrating the Religious Lifecycle and Following the

Religious Calendar in the Three Abrahamic Traditions

Team from the Chicago Coalition for InterReligious Learning (CCIRL)

Thursdays, October 17, 24 and 31, 2019, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Priory Campus, Room 263

This course offers an opportunity to examine the practices by which infants and children are
initiated into each faith community, helped through the transitions of adolescence, invited into
adult forms of leadership and responsibility, and finally supported though their final years. How
do the theological insights of each tradition give shape to its rituals that mark progressive
stages of life?

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SIENA CENTER SPRING PREVIEW Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Martin Recital Hall $7

DIANE KENNEDY, OP LECTURE Earth Day 50th Anniversary
AND DINNER Celebration

Telling the Dominican Bill McKibben via Skype
Story Again as if for the along with Local
First Time Sustainability Experts
Donald Goergen, OP, PhD
Thursday,
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:00 p.m. April 2, 2020
Shaffer Silveri Atrium, Parmer Hall, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Main Campus $30 Social Hall Free

Fr. Goergen is a senior fellow at the Aquinas
Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri.

What Truth Sounds Like ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA LECTURE
Michael Eric Dyson, PhD
Women of the Church:
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. the Apostolic Roles of
Lund Auditorium $10 Mary Magdalene and
Catherine of Siena
Dr. Dyson is a sociology professor at Mary Catherine Hilkert,
Georgetown University, a New York OP, PhD
Times contributing opinion writer, and a
contributing editor of The New Republic, Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 p.m.
and of ESPN’s The Undefeated website. Priory Auditorium $10

Sr. Hilkert is professor of systematic
theology at the University of Notre Dame.


UNIVERSITY EVENTS

O’Connor Art Gallery
Lewis Hall, 4th Floor

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project:

The Long Term

September 4–December 20, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 4, 4:00–7:00 p.m. with a talk at 5:30 p.m.

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP) is a visual arts and humanities project that
connects teaching artists and scholars to men at Stateville Maximum Security Prison through
classes, workshops and guest lectures. Classes offered include subjects ranging from poetry,
visual arts, and film study to political theory, social studies, and history.

The Long Term is a culmination of projects that emerged out of classes and collaborative
work from 2016–18, led by artists, writers and members of PNAP. The theme of the exhibitions
centers around people serving extraordinarily long prison terms (60, 70, and 80 years) and
the effects these sentences produce: long-term struggles for freedom, long-term loss in
communities, and long-term relationships behind the prison wall. It is with great excitement
and pride to announce that Dominican University will be hosting this exhibition in the Fall of
2019 in the O’Connor Art Gallery.

For additional information about upcoming O’Connor Art Gallery exhibitions, please contact
Gallery Director, Karen Azarnia, at [email protected]

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UNIVERSITY EVENTS

GEORGIE ANNE GEYER LECTURE

Clarissa Ward

Chief International Correspondent, CNN

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center $20

Recipient of the prestigious Excellence in International Reporting
Award from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), Clarissa
Ward joined CNN in 2015. Prior to that she spent four years as a
war correspondent for CBS News after working in Moscow and
Beijing for ABC News. She has won four Emmy awards, a George
Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont Award and an Edward R.
Murrow Award for distinguished journalism.

Honoring renowned journalist Georgie Anne Geyer, the Georgie
Anne Geyer Initiative brings distinguished reporters and journalists to
Dominican University and provides experiential learning scholarships
for students aspiring to be foreign correspondents.

Made possible through the generous support of Dominican University alumna Gera-Lind Kolarik ‘75

MCCUSKER LECTURE

Skye Patrick

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Martin Recital Hall
Free; Registration Required

LA County Library Director since 2016,
Skye Patrick continues to reinforce the
Library’s role in the community as a civic and
cultural center, a hub for public information
and services, and an institution of literacy,
innovation, and lifelong learning. In January
2019, Patrick was named Librarian of the
Year. Under her leadership, the Library has
also won the Library Journal 2018 Marketer
of the Year award and 2019 Library of the
Year award, in addition to being named a
finalist for the Institute of Museum and Library
Services National Medal in 2018 and 2019.

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ENTREPRENEUR SPEAKER SERIES

Joe Skender and Mark Skender

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Networking Mixer at 5:30 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m.

Martin Recital Hall
Free; Registration Required

What started as a small carpentry company
in 1955 grew into a multi-million dollar
contracting firm under the direction of
brothers Joe Skender, Chairman Emeritus,
and Mark Skender, CEO. Under their
leadership, Skender has been named one
of Inc. Magazine’s “500 Fastest Growing
Private Companies” and Crain’s Chicago
Business “Fastest Fifty Growing Companies
in Chicago.” Joe and Mark Skender will
share insights about the accomplishments
and challenges of building an innovative
company in Chicago.

The U-Turn Illinois Storytelling
Family Festival of Stories
Monday, October 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Film screening followed by Q&A with director Friday, October 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Martin Recital Hall, Free Martin Recital Hall
$5 per family
Guatemalan-American
director and producer, Luis Celebrate the power
Argueta’s film series on of imagination with this
immigration [abUSed: The family friendly event.
Postville Raid, ABRAZOS Come in costume and
and The U Turn] brings into be ready for some
sharp focus the true human Halloween tales! Face
face of immigrants, their painting starts at 6:00
resilience and the vision p.m. Costume and fancy
of communities, which face parade at 6:40.
recognize the contributions Stories at 7:00.
immigrants make to the
American society. Featuring storyteller
Donna Washington

RECIPE BOX CAFÉ

Thursdays, September 26–November 14, 5:30 p.m.
Shaffer Silveri Atrium, Parmer Hall

$10 per person; Reservations Required

A tradition at Dominican University for over five decades, the café is managed by Nutrition
and Dietetics students who create the menu, procure the food, produce, and serve

3-course meals. Reserve your seats today at [email protected] or 708-524-6690.

See events.dom.edu/recipe-box for weekly menu.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Oak Park Festival Theatre

THE AMISH PROJECT

October 5, 2019 8:00 p.m.
October 6, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Martin Recital Hall $50

Conceived in the wake of the 2006 school shootings in the Amish
community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Jessica Dickey’s fictional
exploration of a real-life tragedy allows us to glimpse into the
world of Amish culture and to come to grips with the true limits of
compassion and forgiveness.

Praised by The New York Times as “extraordinary,” The Amish
Project is a devastating and beautiful one-woman performance
that compels us to question the paths we take at the crossroads of
grief, rage, and clemency.

Tickets available online at OakParkFestival.com or by phone at
(708) 300-9396

Ballet Légere’s 35th Annual Production of John O’Neil photography

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Follow Clara through the magical world
of dance in Chicagoland’s longest
running annual production of the
Nutcracker. Artistic
Director, Donna
Vittorio’s rendition of
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
is a perfect holiday tradition the whole
family will enjoy.

Guest Artists Marcus Romeo & Bella Ureta
appear courtesy of the Cincinnati Ballet,
Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director. Performance
features professional dancers from various
Chicago Dance Companies as well as
students from neighboring dance studios.

See what goes on behind the curtain—
Tickets are available for a Backstage Tour
on Saturday, December 7, 2019, after the
2:00 p.m. performance.

Tickets available at events.dom.edu or
708-488-5000

For more information please visit
balletlegere.org

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Believing that the serenity of nature is essential for an educational environment, the VISITING CAMPUS
Dominican sisters who selected the campus location, chose well. Nestled on 30 acres
at the edge of the woods, Dominican University is beautiful year-round. Many of the
treasures of the university are available to the public and we encourage you to visit.

Located in the northwest corner of campus, This bust of Abraham Lincoln was cast
the Grotto and the Labyrinth offer visitors directly from the marble bust on display in
a quiet space for contemplation. Washington, D.C. in the Crypt of the U.S.
Capitol. The original was carved in 1908 by
The Legacy (artist Ed McCullough) also Gutzon Borglum, the artist who designed
known as Meridian VIII, is located on the and carved Mt. Rushmore.
north side of the Performing Arts Center.
One of a series of ten outdoor pieces For more art, visit the O’Connor Art
designed to invite people into its open Gallery, located on the 4th floor of Lewis
spaces, inspired in part by a Rainer Maria Hall. See pages 12-13 for upcoming
Rilke quote “What is within will surround you.” exhibitions.

Inspiring Minds (artist Michael Martino) Gallery Hours during the academic year:
is located in Founder’s Court in front of Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Parmer Hall. The elegant bronze sculpture Saturday – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
of three figures and a telescope—honors
the life of Fr. Mazzuchelli and his passion for The McGreal Center (located in the
science and teaching. Magnus Arts Center to the east of the
parking structure) is the research and
archival center for the Order of Preachers in
the U.S. The Center is open from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by
appointment. Please contact the Center at
(708) 524-6677 or [email protected] for
more information or to plan a visit.

The Rebecca Crown Library houses over
200,000 titles in the main collection and
provides access to the I-Share collection.
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., the
library welcomes community members and
extends borrowing privileges to members
of libraries in the Reaching Across Illinois
Library System (RAILS).

Sports Fan? Check
out the DU Stars team
schedules at dustars.com.
Athletic events are free
to attend (except NCAA
tournament events).

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BOX OFFICE INFORMATION Dominican University
Performing Arts Center &
St. Catherine of Siena Center

Box Office Hours SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH MAY 15:
Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m.
HOURS THROUGH AUGUST 31:
Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4:00 p.m.

How to Order Choose your
seats when
Online: events.dom.edu ordering online!

Phone: (708) 488-5000

In Person: 7900 West Division Street—Performing Arts Center Box Office

Advance registration for Siena Center mini-courses is required.
Register at events.dom.edu/siena-center, or by phone at (708) 488-5000.

Savings Opportunities for DUPAC Events

SERIES PACKAGES Save 20% with a series subscription.
Subscribers also receive 10% off additional single tickets to the concerts/plays listed below:

CONCERTS—AS LOW AS $137 THEATRE ARTS LAB—ONLY $43

Björn Again 9 to 5, the Musical
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico Chamber Music
Rockapella Proof
Steep Canyon Rangers
We Shall Overcome featuring Damien Sneed
Ranky Tanky

MIX& CHOOSE ANY 4 (OR MORE) EVENTS AS LOW AS $58
MATCH

GROUP TICKETS Special discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

SENIORS & STUDENTS Senior, children and student discounts upon request.

STUDENT RUSH On the day of performance students with ID may purchase concert tickets for
$10 or theatre tickets for $5 at the box office if available.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN a limited number of tickets are available for many DUPAC
events on a “pay what you can” basis. Call the box office for information or to
reserve PWYC seats.

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ADDITIONAL PARKING MAIN CAMPUS

MAIN PARKING

DUPAC ENTRANCE The Priory Campus is located 8 blocks
east at the corner of Division and Harlem

Plan Your Visit Special seating needs will be accommodated
five minutes before house opens.
LOCATIONS Latecomers will be seated at the discretion
of management. Recording devices of any
Performing Arts Center kind are strictly prohibited.
(Lund Auditorium and Martin Recital Hall)
ACCESSIBILITY
Located on Dominican University’s main
campus, 7900 West Division Street, 8 blocks The Performing Arts Center is wheelchair
west of Harlem Avenue accessible via the East entrance nearest
Free parking in the West parking lot— the circle drive. Handicapped parking
adjacent to the Performing Arts Center is available in the circle drive as well as
immediately in front of the main entrance to
Priory Auditorium the building.

Located at the Priory Campus, 7200 West The balcony (mezzanine and gallery
Division Street, at the corner of Division seating) is only accessible via stairs.
Street and Harlem Avenue
Free parking in the lot circling the Priory L imited wheelchair seating is available in
Campus Lund Auditorium and Martin Recital Hall.
Please indicate the number of wheelchairs
HOUSE OPENING AND SEATING in your party when purchasing tickets.
RESTRICTIONS

The house will be opened 30 minutes
before curtain with approval of performers.

Questions?

Call (708) 488-5000 or email [email protected]

Discounts valid at time of purchase only. Offers cannot be combined. Dates and artists subject to change. All sales are
final. Please inspect your tickets when you receive them. The box office cannot issue refunds or accept cancellations.
Dominican University is a tobacco-free campus.

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Performing Arts Center & Non-Profit
St. Catherine of Siena Center Organization
US Postage
7900 West Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305 PAID
Permit No. 242
Where Learning Demands More. Oak Brook, IL

In 1997, Rosary College became Dominican University. Established in 1901, 2019/2020
the university now serves more than 2,990 undergraduate and graduate students.

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