The story of Antigone, a tragedy written by Sophocles in 441 BC, is as relevant to students today as it was to Greeks 2,455 years ago, according to Jeanette Yew, director of the Department of Theater Arts’ upcoming production “The Antigone Project.”
Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. as the lights dimmed at the Staller Center for the Arts, the University Orchestra’s conductor Susan Deaver led the group in the Music From Around the World performance that would soon captivate their audience.
The Staller Center for the Arts hosted an event on Saturday which featured the Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia. After performing in more than 60 countries around the world, the group of professional dancers had its first performance on the Stony Brook University campus, which appeared to be a highly anticipated one as crowds of enthusiasts began filling up the main stage audience seating long before the actual performance began.
It is understandable whenever someone sees a famous person nearby and wants a photo. It is also understandable that the famous person may not want to take photos when he is doing something away from a camera. However, it is pretty surprising when that famous person actually poses for fans to take pictures the second he comes out. That is exactly what Rainn Wilson did last night at the Staller Center before he presented the history of his wildly successful media company, SoulPancake.
Anna Lubitz is well known on campus. She is President of the Pre-Veterinary Society. She ran for Homecoming queen last year. She was a member of The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching band and sang the National Anthem at sporting events. Her mother works in President Stanley’s office.
Pocket Theater put on a rousing show this past weekend. “The Boy with No Name” by Ev Miller, a dramatic play set in the 1950s, was performed at the Staller Center of the Arts and received a standing ovation from the crowd.
The Staller Center for the Arts saw the return of the renowned violinist, Midori, this weekend for a Master class followed by a concert this past Sunday. Midori began studying the violin with her mother at an early age. She was invited to her first musical debut at the age of 11 at the New York Philharmonic’s traditional New Year’s Eve concert, which pushed her to beginning her career in music.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall season, Staller Center for the Arts featured a seasonally festive, spooky and whimsical performance of the Broadway musical comedy The Addams Family this past Sunday evening. The Staller Center was fortunate enough to house the production on its tour of North America just in time for the week of Halloween.
Stony Brook’s Staller Center for the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing quality arts and entertainment for both the University and the surrounding Long Island community. Alan Inkles, the Director of the Staller Center, is the man who has made it all possible. Some of the artists to look forward to this season are Bill Cosby, Audra McDonald, Wynton Marsalis, The Salzburg Marionette Company and more.