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C ultural E vents S chedule 2013–2014


Welcome to The Rita! As dean of the College of Arts and Humanities it is my great pleasure to share with you our first @The Rita brochure ­— your comprehensive guide to more than 250 individual cultural events and performances occurring in the incredible new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities (fondly known as “The Rita”) in 2013-14. Please save this guide for future reference! We think you’ll be amazed when you take a look at the diverse array of arts, humanities, and cultural events being presented @The Rita in the coming year. At the heart of our mission is the desire to create and sustain vibrant and dynamic academic and cultural programs that promote educational achievement, artistic expression, community engagement, and economic vitality for the communities we serve. In short, we hope to enrich lives and inspire minds through outstanding programs in the arts and humanities. We invite you to join us for the many exceptional and accessible arts and cultural events occurring @The Rita in the coming year. Great facilities, easy, free parking, and affordable, high-quality cultural events await you! We look forward to seeing you @The Rita!

Dean Yohnk Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities


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Art Galleries Exhibition Schedules ��������������������� 4 – 7 Foreign Film Series Showings................................ 8 – 9 Humanities Special Events................................. 10 – 11 Music Concerts and Recitals............................ 12 – 15 Theatre Arts Performances............................... 16 – 19 Visiting Artist Series......................................... 20 – 25 (formerly ArtsAlive)


Art Galleries The Rita is home to three incredible, new art galleries, each featuring unique and distinctive exhibitions that showcase the artistic talents of nationally and regionally recognized fine artists as well as emerging new artists. The Fine Arts Gallery is our largest gallery, with nearly 4,000 square feet of exhibit space that showcases diverse works by professional artists throughout the nation. The Emile H. Mathis Gallery is home to exhibits that feature outstanding regional artists from southeastern Wisconsin. The UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery features the new and sometimes provocative work of emerging student and professional artists. UW-Parkside galleries are free and generally open to the public between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the regular school year. Galleries are also open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of performance events @The Rita.

A r t G al l er y E x h i b i t i ons Life on Lake Michigan: Photographs From the Early 1900s May 8 – Oct. 11 | E. H. Mathis Gallery UW-Parkside Archives presents photographs printed from antique glass plate negatives, featuring sailing and the lakeshore of the Kenosha, Racine, and surrounding areas under snow.

On the Surface of the Midwest: Recent Fieldwork by Terrence Campagna Sept. 4 – Oct. 17 | Fine Arts Gallery Michigan-based artist Terrence Campagna collects discarded paper, fast food containers, and plastic wrappers during his “field trips” — short walks or multi-day treks — across the landscape of the Midwest. Bringing his finds back to the studio, he pieces them together into beautifully patterned constructions.


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Phil Schultz: One End of Forever Sept. 4 - Nov. 9 | UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery Living in poverty, Racine artist Phil Schultz often uses materials scavenged from recycling bins and trash cans. Over the past 30 years, Schultz has produced a vast body of work including bronze cast and welded steel sculptures, and expressive abstract paintings. Making a habit of writing every day, Schultz has authored nearly 30,000 sonnets also represented in the exhibition.

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Art Gallery Exhibitions:, 262-595-2564


Art Galleries European and American Landscape Painting from the Jean F. Lanners Collection Oct. 14 – Dec. 14 | E. H. Mathis Gallery Ranging in styles from naturalist to abstract, these 19th and 20th century landscape paintings were gifted to the Luxembourg American Cultural Society in Belgium, Wisconsin by Jean F. Lanners and loaned to UW-Parkside galleries.

Outsider Art from Little City Foundation Nov. 4 – Dec. 14 | Fine Arts Gallery This show features paintings and drawings by artists with disabilities created through the Little City Foundation for the Arts. The exhibition includes the premier of “Share My Kingdom,” a documentary film about Harold Jeffries, Wayne Mazurek and Luke Tauber, three Little City Foundation artists.

Art Department Senior Exhibitions Nov. 21 – Dec. 14 | UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery Art Department graduating seniors exhibit their work.


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Branding Creativity, an Exhibition by Plaid Tuba Jan. 15 – March 5 | Fine Arts Gallery This community-inclusive project, created by Wisconsin-based creative professionals, Plaid Tuba, demonstrates how creativity is a brand’s best asset. Partnering with local companies, this exhibition brings new artistic depth to various industries and illustrates how the creative professional is vital to every business.

Figure Studies Feb. 4 – March 23 | Foundation Gallery This exhibit highlights “Two Nudes with Oak Stool and Canvas”, a lithograph by noted realist artist Philip Pearlstein. In the UWParkside collection, our artists present their own figure studies. Images in the exhibition invite discussion of the cultural meaning of sexuality, censorship, violence and abstraction. Curated by Kenosha artist and business owner Chet Griffith.

Plein Air Painting at Parkside by the Racine Art Guild Feb. 4 – May 18 | E. H. Mathis Gallery In the rich tradition of outdoor painting, the Racine Art Guild members and friends of the guild will capture the diverse beauty, changing light and color of the campus and surrounding parklands in the medium of their choice. This show will be juried by Lisa Marie Barber, chair, associate professor of Art at UW-Parkside.

Contemporary Ceramics March 17 – July 18 | Fine Arts Gallery Enjoy contemporary ceramic artwork by members of the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts. The exhibition coincides with their Milwaukee Conference March 19-23.

Juried Student Show March 31 – April 23 | Foundation Gallery

Art Department Senior Exhibitions April 26 – May 19 | Foundation Gallery Art Department graduating seniors exhibit their work.

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Art Gallery Exhibitions:

Racine Art Guild’s juried competition featuring paintings and, 262-595-2564 drawings created out of doors in the landscape surrounding the campus.


Foreign Films The UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series is entering its 32nd consecutive season featuring critically acclaimed films from around the world. Nowhere else in Wisconsin can movie lovers see films of this quality at such a great value.

Foreign Film Series

The Best Marigold Hotel

(UK, 2011) Dir: John Madden. English & Hindi languages. 124 min.

Sept. 19 – 22


(Russia, 2011) Dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev. Russian language. 109 min.

Sept. 26 – 29

A Simple Life

(Hong Kong, 2011) Dir: Ann Hui. Cantonese, English, & Mandarin languages. 118 min.

Oct. 17 – 24

The Gatekeepers

(Israel/France/Germany, 2012) Dir: Dror Moreh. Hebrew & English languages. 101 min.

Oct. 31 – Nov 3

Sound of Noise

(Sweden, 2010) Dir: Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjaerne Nilsson. Swedish language. 102 min.

Nov. 14 – 17


Please Note! All Foreign Film Series showings are held in the Student Center Cinema.

(Germany, 2012) Dir: Christian Petzold. German language. 105 min.

Dec. 5 – 8

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Foreign Film Series:, 262-595-2564 OR 262-595-2307 8

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Where Do We Go Now? (Lebanon, 2011) Dir: Nadine Labaki. Arabic, Russian, & English languages. 110 min.

Dec. 12 – 15

I Wish (Japan, 2011) Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda. Japanese language. 128 min.

Jan. 23 – 26

The Impossible

(Spain, 2012) Dir: Juan Antonio Bayona. English, Thai, & Swedish languages. 114 min.

Feb. 6 – 9

Sister (France/Switzerland, 2012) Dir: Ursula Meier. French & English languages. 97 min.

Feb. 20 – 23

Searching For Sugar Man

(Sweden/UK, 2012) Dir: Malik Bendjelloul. English language. 86 min.

March 6 – 9

The Intouchables

(France, 2011) Dir: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledan. French language. 112 min.

March 20 – 23

A Royal Affair

(Denmark, 2012) Dir: Nikolaj Arcel. Danish, English, German, & French languages. 137 min.

April 3 – 6


(France/Germany/Austria, 2012) Dir: Michael Haneke. French & English languages. 127 min.

April 24 – 27

Movie Times! Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.


Humanities UW-Parkside’s exceptional humanities departments and programs offer a diverse array of special events and presentations throughout the academic year. Please visit the UW-Parkside website and individual department pages for a current listing of events occurring in the following humanities programs:

Communication English Ethnic Studies

Humanities Programs:

Liberal Studies Modern Languages Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Humanities Special Events

Annual Communication Department Celebration

Annual English Department Writers’ Conference

Public Speaking Nights: The Ultimate Competition

May 10, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Student Center Ballroom

May 7 - 9 | Various Times & Locations in The Rita

Dec. 3 & May 1, 7 p.m. | Student Center Cinema

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Humanities Special Events:, 262-595-2564 10

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Music UW-Parkside bands, orchestra, choirs, and many additional instrumental and vocal ensembles offer performances that appeal to a wide range of musical styles — from classical masterpieces to contemporary new works performed for the first time. More than 60 concerts featuring students, faculty, community members, and outstanding professional guest artists are presented annually in the incredible Frances Bedford Concert Hall. The Music Department epitomizes and embodies UW-Parkside’s hallmark of community engagement and outreach by bringing together thousands of campus and community members who love creating and listening to music. For more details about educational and performance opportunities please visit the Music Department website at www. Following is a partial listing of the concerts and recitals scheduled for Bedford Hall. For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Music Schedule:, 262-595-2564


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Please Note! All concerts & recitals are held in the Frances Bedford Concert Hall.



Evening & Weekend Concerts

UW-Parkside Orchestras Oct. 12, Nov. 23, March 8, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

UW-Parkside Wind Ensemble and Community Band

Oct. 17, Dec. 5, March 20, May 8, 7:30 p.m.

UW-Parkside Jazz Ensemble

Free Weekday Noon Performances

Featuring faculty and student recitals and ensembles

For more information regarding Noon Performances:, 262-595-2564

Dec. 3, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

UW-Parkside Choirs Dec. 8, April 27, May 11, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.

UW-Parkside Opera Performance April 12, 7:30 p.m. April 13, 3:30 p.m.

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Music Schedule:, 262-595-2564 14

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Theatre UW-Parkside Theatre Arts is a vibrant, award-winning program. Receiving the 2009 Wisconsin Regents Award for Teaching Excellence, the program continues to accrue accolades and honors, season after season. Audiences and students benefit from a rich range of professionalquality performances from classical to contemporary comedies, musicals, and dramas in the newly expanded facilities including a state-of-the-art “black box” theatre. Ideally located between Milwaukee and Chicago, staff and students regularly connect with the hundreds of nearby professional theatres. With these connections and the right training, graduates consistently find work in their profession and acceptance into great graduate programs. The company’s proudest accomplishment is student success!

Theatre Season

The Importance of Being Earnest

A Victorian comedy by Oscar Wilde

Join Jack, Algernon, Gwendolyn and Cicely…and Earnest in a hilarious comedy filled with wit, mistaken identities, and cucumber sandwiches!

The Arabian Nights

A mesmerizing tale by Mary Zimmerman

Scheherazade cleverly postpones her doom in this magic carpet ride of mesmerizing and sensual stories, celebrating the power of storytelling. Contains adult themes.

Oct. 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. & Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. | Main Stage

Nov. 22, 23, Dec. 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. & Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. | Black Box

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Theatre Season:, 262-595-2564 16

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How I Learned to Drive

March 7, 8, 13, 14, & 15 at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at 10 a.m. & March 16 at 2 p.m. | Black Box

An adult drama by Paula Vogel

This Pulitzer Prize-winning memory play is a funny, disturbing and compassionate recollection of family dysfunction. For mature audiences.

Taming of the Shrew

May 2, 3, 8, 9, & 10 at 7:30 p.m. May 9 at 10 a.m. & May 11 at 2 p.m. | Main Stage

A classic comedy by William Shakespeare

This is William Shakespeare’s famous and funny battle of the sexes with Kate and Petruchio....but who will tame whom?



FreshINK Series Free staged-reading of today’s most important new plays. All FreshINK Productions are free (donations gratefully accepted).

Mary Dolly Kyrie 

by UW-Parkside Alumnus Peter Komistra 

This mysterious exploration of shame and the unknown is by UW-Parkside (and School of the Art Institute of Chicago) graduate Peter Komistra. This piece was commissioned specifically for the FreshINK series.

Nov. 1 & 2 at 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 3
at 2 p.m.

by Amy Herzog

The Joseph family is forced to confront questions of honesty and allegiance after history reveals a shocking truth about a revered family member in this new drama.

Feb. 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 23 
at 2 p.m.

by Christopher Durang

By the author of “Beyond Therapy” and “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” this disturbing and hilarious, new black comedy pokes fun at violence, masculinity, and America’s national “insecurity.”

Sept. 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. & Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

After The Revolution 

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them 

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Please Note! All FreshINK Series performances take place @The Rita in Studio A.


Patriotic Performances A Salute to Our Veterans Nov. 10, 3 p.m. | Main Stage Theatre Sponsored by the UW-Parkside College of Arts & Humanities “A Salute to Our Veterans” is an inspirational performance featuring the incredible musical talents of the Navy Band Great Lakes, as well as the 484th Army Band, Milwaukee. This free performance features some of the U.S. military’s finest musicians playing a variety of beloved patriotic melodies and anthems and will include a moving multimedia salute and tribute to all veterans — as well as recognizing their families and the sacrifices they have made. We invite all veterans from the region to be our special guests at this memorable Veteran’s Day event honoring those who have served their country and helped to keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert Dec. 14, 7 p.m. | Bedford Hall Sponsored by the UW-Parkside College of Arts & Humanities Back by popular demand, the Navy Band Great Lakes returns to UW-Parkside for a celebration of the sounds of the holiday season. This free concert will feature an array of classic holiday tunes and melodies in a variety of musical styles and features some of the finest musicians the U.S. Navy has to offer — as well as a special appearance by Santa Claus! Don’t miss this festive and spirited musical celebration, part of our new Patriotic Music Series. “Toys for Tots” donations will be accepted before the concert.

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Patriotic Performances:, 262-595-2564 20

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Visiting Artist Series

The Second City Happily Ever Laughter Tour Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. | Main Stage Theatre Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre presents Happily Ever Laughter, a hilarious revue featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisation from The Second City’s 53-year history. The Happily Ever Laughter tour is your chance to see comedy stars in the making in an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends. Many of comedy’s brightest stars have hit the road with The Second City Touring Company including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Keegan Michael Key and most recently, current Saturday Night Live stars Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson, and Jason Sudeikis.

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Visiting Artist Series:, 262-595-2564 21

Visiting Artist Series Dickens in America Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. | Main Stage Theatre Generously sponsored by Dr. Donald A. Cress 
 Direct from an acclaimed summer run at Wisconsin’s famed American Player’s Theatre (APT) in Spring Green, this captivating new one-man play, “Dickens in America” tells the inspiring and delightful story of Charles Dickens’ farewell tour in America. Featuring APT’s acclaimed actor Jim Ridge in a text featuring Dickens’ own words and works, this highly theatrical performance is a marvel of wit, humor, and charm. Ridge slips seamlessly from a delightful portrayal of Dickens himself into a variety of unforgettable characters from Dickens’ greatest literary masterpieces, including Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. Don’t miss an encore performance of this captivating and powerful piece of live theatre!

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Visiting Artist Series:, 262-595-2564 22

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Pallade Musica Nov. 15, 7 p.m. | Bedford Hall Generously sponsored by Dr. Donald A. Cress 
 2012 Grand Prize winner of the international Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, Pallade Musica is a young and vibrant ensemble from Montréal, Canada, that performs 17th century Italian repertoire for violin, cello, theorbo, and harpsichord. Performing works by such great composers as Scarlatti and Castello, the quartet masterfully creates a diverse sound palette of various textures and colors in its acclaimed performances. This internationally acclaimed group is sponsored in part by collaboration with Milwaukee’s Early Music Now series.

Legends of Tin Pan Alley Featuring Lil’ Rev Jan. 12, 2 p.m. | Bedford Hall Come along on a fascinating journey back in time to the streets of New York City in the early 1900s where Tin Pan Alley was born. Lil’ Rev is an award-winning folk singer, storyteller, and comedian. Recently voted Wisconsin’s best folk singer, Lil’ Rev will perform classic tunes and tell the captivating stories of such American music legends as Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Sophie Tucker, and Fanny Brice with his “one man band” using guitar, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. Audiences will sing-along, clap, laugh, and maybe even shed a tear or two during this musical travelogue that keeps you mesmerized from beginning to end.


Visiting Artist Series Whad’ya Know with Michael Feldman Feb. 1, 9 a.m. | Main Stage Theatre Fans of Michael Feldman’s hit public radio program “Whad’ya Know?” will not want to miss this rare opportunity to be a part of this live radio program that will be broadcast from UW-Parkside to over 260 stations internationally. This zany two-hour comedy show features Feldman along with the “Whad’Ya Know?” Trio, surprise guests and musical performers, and many regular (or irregular!) interactive audience “bits” including “All the News That Isn’t,” the “Whad’Ya Know?” quiz, “Town of the Week,” and “Thanks for the Memos.” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be a part of this hilarious live broadcast @The Rita!

For more information on the 2013 – 2014 Visiting Artist Series:, 262-595-2564 24

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East of the River March 14, 7:30 p.m. | Bedford Hall Generously sponsored by Dr. Donald A. Cress 
 New York City’s “East of the River” music ensemble was founded by internationally renowned recorder players Nina Stern and Daphna Mor. The project explores haunting and virtuosic melodies from the traditional repertoires of the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle East, as well as gems of the Medieval European classical repertory. The music is arranged and interpreted by musicians whose musical backgrounds include classical, jazz and world music. This internationally acclaimed group is sponsored in part by collaboration with Milwaukee’s Early Music Now series.

BrassWorks Quintet Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. | Bedford Hall BrassWorks Quintet has been dazzling audiences since 1983, including a nationally broadcast concert on the WFMT Chicago network, and side-by-side performances with the Canadian Brass in Wisconsin tour performances. Led by UW-Parkside’s own Mark Eichner, BrassWorks concerts feature something for everyone — inspiring classical selections ranging from Bach to Bernstein, and toe-tapping selections from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway musicals, and jazz.


Ticket Information For questions or assistance please contact The Rita Box Office, 262-595-2564

Ticket Codes

General Admission Seniors/UW-P Staff Students

(GA) (SS) (ST)

Foreign Films See all 14 award-winning international films for one low season-pass price! $27 (GA) / $25 (SS)(ST)

Music Individual Tickets $10 (GA) / $5 (SS)(ST) Student Recitals/Noon Concerts Free Admission! Music Flex Pass (Select eight concerts!)

$70 (GA) / $35 (SS) / $35 (ST)

Theatre Individual Tickets The Importance of Being Earnest The Arabian Nights How I Learned to Drive The Taming of the Shrew

Theatre Season Passes (See all four shows and save!)

$18 (GA) / $14 (SS) / $10 (ST) $18 (GA) / $14 (SS) / $10 (ST) $18 (GA) / $14 (SS) / $10 (ST) $18 (GA) / $14 (SS) / $10 (ST)

$50 (GA) / $40 (SS) / $25 (ST)

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Free Admission!

Patriotic Performances For free tickets please contact The Rita Box Office, 262-595-2564

Visiting Artist Series Main Stage Visiting Artists Series Performances The Second City Happily Ever Laughter $30 (GA) / $27 (SS) / $25 (ST) Dickens in America $20 (GA) / $18 (SS) / $16 (ST) Whad’ya Know with Michael Feldman $30 (GA) / $27 (SS) / $25 (ST)

Main Stage Series Subscription (Buy all three performances and save! )

$70 (GA) / $60 (SS) / $55 (ST)

Bedford Hall Visiting Artists Series Performances Pallade Musica $20 (GA) / $18 (SS) / $10 (ST) Legends of Tin Pan Alley with Lil’ Rev $20 (GA) / $18 (SS) / $10 (ST) East of the River $20 (GA) / $18 (SS) / $10 (ST) BrassWorks $20 (GA) / $18 (SS) / $10 (ST)

Bedford Hall Series Subscription (Buy all four performances and save!)

$75 (GA) / $55 (SS) / $35 (ST)



The Box Office: 262.595.2564 900 Wood Road – Avenue of the Arts Wisconsin 53144 U n i v e r sKenosha, ity of Wisconsin-Parkside

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Cultural Events Schedule 2013–2014

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Cultural Events Schedule 2013–2014