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Aquila’s “Romeo and Juliet” Thursday

Aquila Romeo and JulietAquila Theatre is returning to Michigan Tech with the world’s greatest love story, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

The story is so well known—star-crossed lovers who are doomed from the start—so why is this production special? This minimal adaptation is a joy of the senses: simple, pared-down and shadowy, Aquila’s “Romeo and Juliet,” directed and adapted by Desiree Sanchez, is a completely new way to experience one of the Bard’s most iconic plays. Shakespeare’s eight-plus actors are cut down to five, the original seventeen roles reduced to eight. The story is condensed, focused and chiseled away at until it stands out in uncluttered relief.

Experience the beauty of Aquila Theatre’s new production of “Romeo and Juliet,” at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a pre-performance discussion with Aquila Theatre tour members at 7 p.m. in the Rozsa lobby. Tickets for Romeo and Juliet are on sale now, $24 for adults, $10 for youth and no charge for Michigan Tech students with a student ID via the Experience Tech fee.

Click here for more information or to order tickets.

From Tech Today, by the Rozsa Center.

Aquila Theatre to present “Romeo and Juliet” Oct. 22 at Rozsa

According to a recent review by Sam Hall, of DC Metro Theater Arts, “This is a very real and very serious production, full of shadows and chiaroscuro light. Romeo and Juliet step onstage as more than horny teenagers or conventionally doomed lovers. They are two young persons come together burning ardently within the flame of life, snuffed out in heedless misunderstanding…. We have here a remarkable fusion of design, text, and performance; of consciousness, scenery, sound, light, space, meaning, and movement. This is Romeo and Juliet as high tragedy, a balletic dream sculpted in moonstone ghost; a lighted candle melting in wax from mise-en-scène to mise-en-scène; a grandeur of poetry and high art. It is beautiful and disturbing. Deeply moving, without a trace of sentimentality.”

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

Whither Houghton: Huskies Pep Band Live

Whither HoughtonThe Huskies Pep Band invites you to a night of music and wacky shenanigans as they celebrate 40 years of Monty Python. A mix of classic tunes and current jams will be featured in addition to several Pythonesque skits. This event will be from 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2015. in the Rozsa Theater. Adult tickets are $13.00, youth tickets are $5.00 and students are free with ETF.

From Tech Today.

“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” Opens Tomorrow

Bengal TigerBengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” a play by Rajiv Joseph, explores how the lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city’s ruins.

“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” will be performed by Tech Theatre in the McArdle Theater for six performances, Thursday, October 15, 2015, through Saturday, October 17, 2015, and October 22 – 24, 2015. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. each evening.

“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” examines both the power and the perils of human nature.

From Tech Today, by Tech Theatre.

Tech Theatre Company to perform “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” Oct. 15-17 and 22-24 in McArdle Theater

The New York Times writes, “Set in the chaotic first days of the American invasion of Iraq, this boldly imagined, harrowing and surprisingly funny drama considers the long afterlife of violent acts, as well as the impenetrable mysteries of the afterlife itself.”

According to Director Roger Held, “While depicting a devastatingly cruel and venal world [the tiger] offers hope of redemption and meaningful life after a history of complacency and compliance. What we must do is not easy; we must find and risk being ourselves…”

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

Join the Pep Band at Husky Statue First Anniversary

Husky StatueHappy Birthday Husky Statue

Michigan Tech’s iconic husky dog statue is turning one year old. Join us at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, for a special celebration. Members of the Pep Band will be on hand to play the birthday song and help mark the first anniversary of the statue’s dedication. The event is also a great way to thank Joan and (the late) Dan Lorenzetti, whose generosity made the husky statue a reality.

From Tech Today.

Gallery Reception – “Senses of Land”

Senses of LandThere will be a gallery reception for the exhibit “Senses of Land” from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Rozsa Center Gallery in the lower level of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Three artists and one writer explore different ideas of landscape and our interactions with it in the Rozsa Gallery’s exhibit. The reception is come-and-go but curator Lisa Johnson (VPA) will give a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

“Sense of Land” features the artworks of Allen Morris (photography) Sage Dawson (map making) Cathleen Faubert (scent and memory) and the poetry of David Ebenbach.

From Tech Today.

Rozsa Center to host “Senses of Land” Gallery exhibit, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra “Violapalooza” concert Oct. 10

Senses of Land features work by three contemporary artists who focus on landscape, ecology, and our place in nature and community. Artists will feature work that explores our sensory and personal connections to diverse landscapes and how we find our ways among the places where we live.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

Fourth Keweenaw String Festival Presents “Violapalooza”


What is a Violapalooza? Lollapalooza with violas? Come to the 4th Keweenaw String Festival starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Rozsa Center and find out.

Picture a host of young Kurt Cobains, playing classical music instead of Nirvana. We’ll have stars of the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, special guests, along with emerging, talented violists of the Keweenaw—all on stage at the Rozsa.

For more information, see the Michigan Tech event page.

From Tech Today.

Rozsa Center to host “Senses of Land” Gallery exhibit, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra “Violapalooza” concert Oct. 10

What is a Viola you ask? According to Wikipedia: “The viola is a bowed string instrument that is slightly larger than a violin, with a lower and deeper sound.” The KSO’s Violapalooza this Saturday will feature many, many violas!

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

Choirs, Wind Symphony and Jazz, Oh My

A Musical Sampler
A Musical Sampler

A Musical Sampler will whet your eclectic musical taste buds! Ever wonder what the choirs at Michigan Tech sound like? Want to mash up an evening of Jazz and Wind Symphony? This Saturday night at the Rozsa, you have your chance to sample a bit of each all in one evening.

Michigan Tech’s department of visual and performing arts presents “A Musical Sampler, a celebration of music at Michigan Tech.”

The concert will feature the Jazz Lab Band, the Superior Wind Symphony, Concert Choir, conScience and the jazz ensemble AstroSax. The show will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the Musical Sampler concert are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at 7-2073, online at, or in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex.

From Tech Today, by Rozsa Center.

“PROJECT ICE,” A Film By William Kleinert

Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center, in collaboration with The Department of Visual and Performing Arts, The Provost’s Office and The Great Lakes Research Center present the film “PROJECT: ICE” by Director and Executive Producer William Kleinert. Kleinart will join Emeritus Professor of Geophysics Henry Pollack (co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with IPCC colleagues and Al Gore) and Guy Meadows, director of the Great Lakes Research Center and Robbins professor of Sustainable Marine Engineering, in a panel discussion of the film and the ongoing World Without Ice multimedia installation, immediately following the screening in the Rozsa Center.

The film will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Rozsa Center. The movie and panel discussion are free, tickets are not required.

From Tech Today.

Nobel Laureate Henry Pollack Presents A World Without Ice Lecture and Multimedia Installation

A World Without IceRozsa Center in collaboration with The Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the Provost’s Office and the Great Lakes Research Center present Henry Pollack’s lecture and multimedia installation A World Without Ice. The lecture will take place, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The lecture is free, but due to limited seating reserved tickets are required.

The multimedia installation will take place in the McArdle Theatre, on the second floor of the Walker Center, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sept. 25 through Sept. 29. The installation is free and open to the public, tickets are not required.

A variety of additional lectures, classes and campus forums will also take place as a part of this event, including a panel lecture and discussion at the Forestry Friday Forum in the Forestry Building, 3–5 p.m on Sept. 25th.

To reserve tickets or find out more, visit the Rosza Visual and Performing Arts.

From Tech Today, by Rozsa Center.

Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry Pollack to present “A World Without Ice” lecture, multimedia installation, film at Michigan Tech

Emeritus Professor of Geophysics Henry Pollack — co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) colleagues and Al Gore — musicians and composers Michael Gould and Steven Rush, and multimedia artist Marion Traenkle, have collaborated to create a multimedia exhibit that captures our planet’s precarious moment in global warming.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

“A World Without Ice” multimedia event at Michigan Tech tells climate change story through science, music, art

HOUGHTON — As the Paris climate change conference begins this week, it may have a special impact on Michigan Tech students and faculty and local community members who attended “A World Without Ice” — a creative collaboration among Nobel Laureate scientist Henry Pollack (author of a book with the same title), two musicians from Ann Arbor and a multimedia artist from Amsterdam — which took place at Michigan Tech from Sept. 24-29, 2015. The events included a lecture, a multimedia installation, class visits and campus forums, and William Kleinert’s documentary film Project: Ice.*

Read more at Keweenaw Now, by Michele Bourdieu.

The Rozsa Gallery Transformed: Project Learning Lab Introduces Two New Art Spaces

Rozsa GalleryMichigan Tech’s Rozsa Center and The Department of Visual and Performing Arts announces Project Learning Lab, an innovative arts classroom for Michigan Tech students and the community. Project Learning Lab turns the Rozsa Gallery into two spaces: A professional gallery, A-Space, which presents its first professional exhibition from Sept. 25 – Nov. 14, Senses of Land; and gallery b: An active learning classroom, gallery b, is a cutting-edge Visual Arts experiment that takes place within the Rozsa gallery. There will be an opening reception and gallery discussion in A-Space for Senses of Land from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 10. Project Learning Lab is open M-F, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

From Tech Today, by the Rozsa Center.