The Rustic Mechanicals’ Richard III at The MAC

The Rustic Mechanicals, West Virginia's Shakespeare troupe, is pleased to invite audiences in and around Morgantown, West Virginia to join us for a stop on our Naked Villainy Tour and a performance of RICHARD III on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. 

On Saturday, doors will open at 7:30p and the curtain will rise at 8p. On Sunday, doors will open at 1:30p and the curtain will rise at 2:00p.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Reservations can be made by emailing VintageTheatreCo@gmail.com

Shakespeare's immortal tale of ambition, lust, and murderous treachery will be brilliantly updated and brought to life by The Rustic Mechanicals this spring. A savage civil war between two royal families has just concluded. But even as the newly installed King Edward takes the reigns of power, his ruthless younger brother Richard sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the crown for himself. Enlisting the aid of equally duplicitous allies in the court, Richard embarks on a merciless, single-minded campaign of betrayal, seduction, and cold-blooded murder to achieve the goal that has obsessed him all of his tortured life.

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MAC Music night Featuring Mother Brown

Mother Brown will be coming back to the MAC on Feburary 17 @ 8pm. Mother Brown plays a variety of rock covers with an emphasis on improvisation, with no song always being the same. Material ranges from CCR to the Beatles to the Grateful Dead. "We all have day jobs, but Mother Brown gives us a chance to play the music we love." 27971921_1623915307654535_2691133740394509889_n
Featuring: Rob Freedlander on drums, Josh Daniel on electric guitar, Jack Falbo on bass, Erik Yoder on electric guitar.

Tickets are $10 call and reserve yours today! 


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The Anti-Imperialism Nationwide Comedy Takeover with Krish Mohan & Andrew Frank!

26220069_10156946650554838_7665333578530474629_nAn evening of Socially Conscious Comedy!
Featuring: Michael Cohen & Zach Funk
Saturday February 10, 2018 at 8pm
Live at the Monongalia Arts Center
$10 at the door

About Andrew: Andrew Frank is a comedian based out of Chicago. His cerebral, imaginative style and relentless ethic have earned him three nationwide tours spanning a total of 42 cities. His love of language, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and cosmology are on full display each time he takes the stage. He has had the privilege of working alongside great comedic minds such as Anthony Jeselnik, Kevin Nealon, Jake Johannsen, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chad Daniels, Tommy Johnagin, and many more. He was the Winner of Make Me Laugh 2015, The Winner of Go Bananas Comedy Club's Funniest in Cincinnati 2016, the Runner Up in Trial By Laughter 2015, and the Runner Up of Helium's Funniest in St. Louis 2016 Competition. He was selected as one of 32 comics to participate in the 38th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition in November 2017. His first independently filmed hour special entitled Macrocosm was released in February 2017. Andrew continues to explore his mind and the minds of others at clubs, independent venues, and colleges all over the country.

About Krish: Krish Mohan is a socially conscious, Indian standup comedian and writer who regularly tours the country. He performs at small theaters, bars, comedy clubs, colleges and DIY venues with his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor. Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds, tackling hot button topics like race, religion, war, immigration, while adding an optimistic philosophical & sociological twist! Mohan has also been featured on NPR and performed at several Fringe Festivals (IndyFringe, Pittsburgh Fringe, Capital Fringe, Philly Fringe Arts), where he has been an audience favorite with his unique brand of comedy & social vigilantism. He has also opened for nationally touring headliners like Stewart Huff, Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp and Hari Kondabolu. Krish is also the host of the weekly socio-political commentary web show, “Fork Full of Noodles” and the podcast “Taboo Table Talk”.

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Allegheny Chamber Players’ Winter, 2018 Concert to feature two Wind Quintets

Chamber Players Staircase

The Allegheny Chamber Players will present their winter concert of chamber music on Sunday, February 4 at Monongalia Arts Center (MAC).

Entitled “1+3+5 times 2,” the program includes music for solo piano by Antonín Dvořák and solo harp by Germaine Tailleferre, trios by Darius Milhaud and Ludwig van Beethoven, and woodwind quintets by Americans Gunther Schuller and Alvin Etler.

Christopher Wilkinson, director of the ensemble, notes that, in the words of the late Robert Mann, founder of the Juilliard String Quartet, “chamber music reflects the social phenomenon of making music among equals” and that in chamber music the composer is interested in “giving expression to his most subtle and complicated thoughts.”

This program will offer listeners a wide variety of composers’ thoughts and, in the process, will provide listeners with ample opportunity to observe the “making of music among equals.” It will begin with a wind quintet by Gunther Schuller, the middle movement of which combines elements of jazz and classical music to produce what the composer called “Third Stream music.”  The Czech composer Antonín Dvořák is perhaps best known for his Ninth Symphony, “From the New World,” but here will be performed some of his most intimate music for solo piano, revealing a very different sensibility.  Two works by French composers will follow: Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano by Milhaud and the Sonata for Harp by one of his contemporaries, Germaine Tailleferre.

Two works make up the second half of the program.  Quintet #1 for Woodwinds by Alvin Etler presents an example of mid-20th century American Neoclassicism.  Beethoven’s Trio in Eb major, Opus 1, #1 for violin cello, and piano; one of the composer’s first published compositions will conclude the concert . 

Members of the Allegheny Chamber Players are Carol Beall (piano) Sara Beattie (cello), Natalie Buckley (piano), Catherine Dowd (horn), Jeanne Frieben (clarinet), Matthew V. Held (bassoon), Sara Kent (oboe), Evan Klein (oboe), Christine Mazza (harp), John Morrison (piano), Stephanie Pratt (violin), Alyssa Schwartz (flute), and Christopher Wilkinson (clarinet).The concert begins at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for the one-night event are available for purchase over the phone, at monartscenter.com/shop, and at the MAC Lobby Desk. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325. For more information about the Allegheny Chamber Players, contact Christopher Wilkinson at Chris.Wilkinson@mail.wvu.edu.

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St Francis De Sales’s PSALM Chapter Returns To MAC This February

St. Francis de Sales School’s PSALM (Proud Students Against Landmines and Cluster Bombs) chapter returns to Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) for another February exhibition in the Benedum Gallery. This collaboration happens   each February, with St. Francis students turning Morgantown’s attention to human rights tragedies around the world. Led by Nora Sheets, the organization’s history includes 19 years of generating public awareness and moving towards the subsequent elimination of landmines and cluster bombs. 

The exhibition will be available for viewing by the public from February 2 to February 24, 2018 in MAC’s downstairs gallery. There will be a public opening reception on February 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, which will include the students who made the exhibition possible, along with Nora Sheets. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.


Nora Sheets Card Front   




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