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July 28, 2014   
Posted: September 15, 2005
Coastal presents cultural events calendar for 2005-2006

Coastal Carolina University's 2005-2006 cultural season will offer more than 50 events including music, theater, dance, foreign films, lectures and readings. The season features the a major new musical event, the Bass Extremes International Solo Bass Competition on Oct. 7, as well as such Coastal traditions as student holiday choral concerts and a visit from the Columbia City Ballet company.

The following list is grouped chronologically according to categories. Some details are subject to change so call the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502 prior to performances. Many events are free, and all are open to the public.

THEATER AND DANCE

"Moon Over Buffalo"

Story by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Thom Penn

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $10 general seating, $5 students 18 and younger

Hilarious misunderstandings collide with madcap misadventures in this backstage farce set in 1953. A theatrical couple in the autumn of their acting careers have been reduced to touring the provinces in threadbare productions of "Cyrano de Bergerac"– but their luck is about to change. Coastal's production will feature its entire acting faculty in the mature roles.

"Parade"

Book by Alfred Uhry, co-conceived by Harold Prince

Lyrics and music by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Greg London

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $10 general seating, $5 students

The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to emotional and theatrical life in "Parade," a Tony award-winning musical of 2000. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-born Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of a 13-year-old factory worker in his employ. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and his wife, who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Daring, innovative and bold, the play's subject matter offers an unforgettable moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance.

"Dracula: Ballet with a Bite"

performed by the Columbia City Ballet

Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $20 general seating; $5 for children

The undead will dance their way onto the Wheelwright Auditorium stage in the hauntingly sensual "Dracula: Ballet with a Bite." Fans and critics alike rave over the modern classic with its invigorating dance, striking theatrical effects and original score by New York composer Thomas Semanski.

"A Lie on the Mind"

by Sam Shepard

Directed by Steve Earnest

Wednesday, Feb 8, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m.

Edwards Black Box Theater

Admission: $10 general seating; $5 students

Parental Discretion Advised

Sam Shepard's 1984 play offers a raw slice of rural family life that defines "dysfunctional." Winner of the N.Y. Drama Critics Award as best play of the year, "A Lie of the Mind" is described by its author as a "love ballad...a little legend about love." Frank Rich of The New York Times described it as "a variously rending and hilarious reverie about parents and sons and husbands and wives, all blended into mythic wilderness."

"The Lion King of Mali"

performed by the Columbia City Ballet

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $20 general seating; $5 children under the age of 18

Based on an 800-year-old West African folk tale, "The Lion King of Mali" is an inspiring story of courage and determination and good versus evil. Set to tribal-influenced music, William Starrett's choreography infuses classical ballet with African dance in a rhythmic, exciting production that the whole family will enjoy.

"Oklahoma!'"

by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Greg London

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $10 general seating; $5 students

Breaking all box office records when it first opened in 1943, "Oklahoma!" was the first collaboration of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein. Winner of a special Pulitzer Prize, this landmark show changed the face of stage musicals by using music, lyrics and dance to advance, rather than interrupt, the story. The show's unrivalled cornucopia of great songs includes "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" and, of course, "Oklahoma!"

"second."

by Neal Utterback

Directed by Sandi Shackelford

Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m.

Edwards Theater

Admission: $10 general seating

Written by Coastal Carolina alumnus Neal Utterback, "second." was first produced by the Tobacco Bar Theatre Company in New York City and was recently published in "Plays and Playwrights 2005." Two weeks before Christmas, an old woman crossing the street is killed by a speeding car. A man emerges from the crowd. He touches the bloodied corpse, and the woman is alive again. The "Miracle Man" disappears, but news of him sweeps through New York City. On the evening of the worst snowstorm on record, his story links a hooker, a scientist, a doctor, a reporter and a couple of thugs – and ignites a probing debate about science and religion, faith, hope and belief.

MUSICAL CONCERTS AND RECITALS

Faculty Jazz Concert

Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

Under the direction of Artist-in-Residence Steve Bailey, the Coastal Carolina Uuniversity Faculty Jazz Ensemble will perform a collection of old and new jazz, as well as some original works. This diverse group features many of Coastal's talented musical faculty, including professors David Bankston, Bill Hamilton, Dan O'Reilly and Kurry Seymour.

Guest Recital with Soo Hong Kim, soprano

Friday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Lyric soprano Soo Hong Kim is recognized for her full, warm and expressive voice, and her moving interpretation of many opera roles such as Mimi ("La Bohème") and Nedda ("I Pagliacci") with such companies as the Dallas Lyric Opera and Shreveport Opera. In addition to her many solo recitals and guest artist presentations, Kim has performed with such major orchestras as the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival, Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and made her New York debut in Mozart's "Solemn Vespers" at Lincoln Center.

Songs from the American Musical

Monday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Coastal music professor David Bankston, with pianist Ann Miles, performs a set of vintage show tunes as well as some that are destined to be classics in the future annals of the American musical theater. Composers and lyricists featured include old masters Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bock and Harnick and the young lions of the art form: Adam Guettel, Jeanine Tesori and Ricky Ian Gordon.

The Bass Extremes International Solo Bass Competition

Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $15 general seating; $50 (VIP seating and reception)

Witness the incredible talent of the four finalists in the first annual International Solo Bass Competition, sponsored by Coastal Carolina University. Chosen from hundreds of applicants, these finalists will perform in a competition concert with members of the judges panel that include internationally-renowned musicians Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Will Lee and Gregg Bissonette.

Guest Recital featuring pianist Dylan Savage

Monday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Dylan Savage, concert pianist, is a recording artist for the Capstone Records label and has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and the Virgin Islands. He made his European debut in Rome as the piano winner of the Rome Festival Orchestra Competition. Savage's groundbreaking research using slow-motion video filming to analyze and diagnose incorrect and inefficient motion at the piano has led to master classes at leading music schools in the U.S. He and his wife, English horn/oboist Susan Savage, often perform together as the internationally acclaimed Duo Savage.

Guest Recital featuring pianist Allen Kindt

Sunday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Allen Kindt is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and holds a master's degree in performance from The Juilliard School as well as a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Gyorgy Sandor. Kindt has participated in NET television concerts as part of the Young Musical Artists series. A professor emeritus at Appalachian State University, he has served as visiting professor of piano at the Schenyang Conservatory of Music in China, where he also performed with the Liaoning Provincial Symphony.

Faculty Recital featuring Kurry Seymour

Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Kurry Seymour, director of percussion studies and assistant director of bands at Coastal Carolina University, is joined by special musical guests for an evening of brilliant percussion music.

Violin Master Class with Judith Ingolfsson

Friday, Nov. 4, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

Since winning the 1998 Gold Medal of the prestigious International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Judith Ingolfsson has established herself worldwide as an artist of uncompromising musical maturity, extraordinary technical command and charismatic performance style. Her recital performances have taken her throughout the United States and around the world. She has also been seen on PBS, "CBS Sunday Morning" and Japan's National Broadcasting Company (NHK). In 1999, National Public Radio's "Performance Today" named her "Debut Artist of the Year." For more information, call Charles Evans at (843) 349-2561.

CCU Percussion Ensemble

Monday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

This performance features a new approach to our traditional percussion concert as Coastal's chamber ensembles will be performing new compositions by some exciting new composers including some of our very own students. This concert, on a much more intimate level, will present an array of percussion sounds from the CCU Ragtime Ensemble, Grand Strand Pans Steel Band, African Ensemble and the CATALYST percussion group.

Steve Bailey in Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Coastal Carolina University Artist-in-Residence and internationally renowned bassist Steve Bailey performs new compositions and arrangements of jazz standards from his latest CD release. This concert features a unique perspective on the six-string fretless bass innovator's special art. Surprise musical guests often show up at one of Bailey's performances.

CCU Sax Ensemble

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Enjoy an evening of music performed entirely by saxophones, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly. This concert will feature a mix of classical favorites along with jazz and pop songs, plus the debut of the Altissimo Quartet, a new group comprised of students in Coastal's saxophone studio who perform on an extremely high level.

Faculty Flute Recital

Monday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

This recital featuring Amy Tully on flute and Winifrid Goodwin on piano will feature music for flute and piano by some of the most influential modern American composers including Katherine Hoover, Lowell Liebermann and Robert Muczynski.

"Music at the Movies" with Pop 101

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

Many great songs have been featured in motion pictures during the last 50 years that evoke fond memories both of the films and moments from our own lives. This concert will feature selections from the Golden Age of movies up to today's current blockbusters. Pop 101 is Coastal's contemporary music (rock 'n' roll) ensemble, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly.

Marching Band Finale

Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

Coastal Carolina University's own Spirit of the Chanticleer Marching Band will present its third annual season finale concert. The band will perform music from the 2005 football season as well as pieces performed in exhibition concerts around the region. The marching band's colorguard and feature twirler will also perform. The group is under the direction of Jim Tully, assisted by Kurry Seymour.

Jazz After Hours

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

Jazz After Hours returns with a spectacular lineup of big band and jazz favorites. This dynamic performing ensemble, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly, continues to attract growing numbers of fans with each concert. Treat yourself to an evening of truly American music.

CCU Symphonic Band and Concert Choir Holiday Concert

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

Coastal's premier student ensembles will perform a mix of seasonal tunes and carols in familiar musical settings sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

A Holiday Concert: The Long Bay Symphony

Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $20 general seating; $15 for senior citizens; $5 for children 18 and under

Join the Long Bay Symphony's Chamber Orchestra, outstanding guest vocalists and dancers from the Litchfield Dance Arts Academy for a memorable afternoon of holiday-inspired music.

Cello Master Class with Kenneth Olsen

Friday, Jan. 27, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

For more information call Charles Evans at 843-349-2561

Rising young cellist Kenneth Olsen first performed with the Long Bay Symphony in March 2004 while pursuing a graduate degree from The Juilliard School under master Joel Krosnick. Since then, he has become the assistant principal cello with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the world's finest orchestras. The 24-year-old cellist won first prize in the Nakamichi Cello Competition at the Aspen Music Festival and second prize at the 2002 Holland-America Music Society competition.

Mozart 250th Anniversary Piano Sonata Series

Friday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. and

Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Pianist Gary Stegall will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth this year by performing all of the Mozart piano sonatas in a series of four recitals. These two events will be followed by performances in 2006 on Sept. 29 and Dec. 5, the anniversary of Mozart's death. All four will take place in the Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Stegall is a member of Coastal's music faculty and has performed worldwide throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, Asia, Africa and at the Vatican. His performances have been broadcast on WGMS-FM of Washington, D.C., WFMT-FM of Chicago and the public radio networks of Connecticut, Georgia, Minnesota and South Carolina. Stegall's compact disc of the solo piano music of Belgian impressionist Joseph Jongen is in worldwide release on the Klavier-Kalmus International label.

Songs of Life and Love: Music for Voice and Flute

Sunday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

This pre-Valentine's Day concert of love songs features two of our talented music faculty, Patti Edwards and Amy Tully. Join them for an intimate evening of beautiful music dedicated to life and love. The songs of Jennifer Higdon, Jacques Ibert and Camille Saint-Saëns will be featured.

Coastal Carolina Symphonic Band

Monday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

The CCU Symphonic Band presents its annual winter concert featuring music of a lighter fare, with some exciting guest soloists.

Liederabend (Evening of Song)

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

Coastal Carolina University is hosting its second annual "Liederabend," an evening of German songs. Students, faculty and guests will present a program of German music and share stories about the composers and poets who created the romantic songs of the 18th and 19th centuries. The "evening of song" is traditional to Austria and Germany, usually held in people's homes. The singers will present works of the great German composers Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and others. The concert choir will sing selections from the "Liebeslieder Waltzes" by Brahms with special guests at the piano.

"Beethoven!" by the Long Bay Symphony

Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $20 general seating; $15 for senior citizens; $5 children 18 and under

The Long Bay Symphony performs some of the most compelling and popular orchestral works by the titan of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven. This concert includes Beethoven's riveting masterpiece, Symphony No. 5, as well as the dramatic "Egmont" Overture and the popular Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor"), featuring internationally acclaimed pianist and Coastal professor Gary Stegall.

David Bankston and Friends

Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

David Bankston and Friends will perform new original songs as well as some classics from the American popular songbook. Bankston accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and is joined by exciting special guests.

CCU Sax Ensemble

Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

The saxes are at it again, bringing to Coastal an evening of cool jazz sounds, warm classical favorites and a few surprises. If you haven't had the opportunity to enjoy this eclectic chamber ensemble, now is your chance. This group is under the direction of Dan O'Reilly and features many of the different instruments of the saxophone family.

Pop 101

Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

If you've ever listened to the radio, you're sure to enjoy this musical memoir with Pop 101. This group's repertoire ranges from the classic hits of famous artists to the forgotten gems of one-hit wonders. POP 101 is Coastal's contemporary music (rock 'n' roll) ensemble, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly.

CCU Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

Enjoy an exciting evening of music featuring all of our percussion groups: the CCU Taiko Drum Ensemble, "Strike"; the CCU "Grand Strand Pans" Steel Band; the CATALYST Percussion Group; and the CCU Popular Percussion Ensemble. They'll be performing an electrifying selection of music from around the world. This concert will have several special guests and surprise acts.

Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir

Sunday, April 23, 4 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

This concert will mark the official introduction of our newest music faculty member, Frances Terri Sinclair. Enjoy a delightful blend of music and styles and meet the director.

Jazz After Hours

Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

You are invited to a special evening with Coastal's jazz big band, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly. In addition to your favorite big band sounds, this concert will feature dynamic Latin and blues numbers. Faculty and student jazz soloists will be featured improvising with the larger ensemble, as well as with a small combo.

Coastal Carolina University Symphonic Band

Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free

The Coastal Carolina University Symphonic Band, comprised of approximately 65 Coastal Carolina students of all majors, will perform traditional American folk music, standards of the wind band repertoire and new music for concert band.

The 5 Browns

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: $20 general seating; $15 senior citizens; $5 children under the age of 18

The 5 Browns-Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody and Ryan-are a sibling quintet of concert pianists. Raised in Utah and home-schooled by their parents, the three sisters and two brothers all studied simultaneously at the famous Juilliard School in New York. Collectively, the 5 Browns, who range in age from 19 to 25, have performed at Lincoln Center, West Palm Beach's Kravis Center, Houston's Wortham Center, and at the 2002 Winter Olympics Celebrations in Salt Lake City. They have been seen on "60 Minutes II," "Oprah," "The Today Show" and have been featured in The New York Times, People Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and The Sunday London Telegraph.

LITERATURE

A Reading by Leslie Heywood

("The Words to Say It" series)

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

Heywood is the author of "Pretty Good for a Girl," the disturbing sports memoir of a former Arizona high-school track and cross-country star who soars to first place in races but spirals downward in areas of life skills. She also wrote "Bodymakers: A Cultural Anatomy of Bodybuilding" and "Dedication to Hunger: The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture." Heywood co-authored "Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon" and co-edited "Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism."

A Reading of "Final Girl" by Daphne Gottlieb

(Part of "Gender Trouble: A Women's and Gender Studies Artist Series")

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

San Francisco-based performance poet Daphne Gottlieb is the author of the critically-acclaimed "Final Girl," "Why Things Burn" and "Pelt." She anchored three national poetry performance tours and is the poetry editor of an online literary magazine. She has also performed and taught creative writing workshops around the country, from high schools and colleges to community centers. Gottlieb earned a master of fine arts degree from Mills College.

A Reading by Paul Allen

("The Words to Say It" series)

Thursday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall

Admission: Free

A native of Alabama, poet Paul Allen teaches at the College of Charleston, where he founded the creative writing program and directs the annual Charleston Writers' Conference. He has earned the John Williams Andrews Narrative Poetry Prize, a Rainmaker Award, and the South Carolina Arts Commission's Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry (twice). His book, "American Crawl," was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. His CD, Man with the Hardest Belly," combines poetry and music.

A Reading by Eileen Joy

(The Writers Series: Faculty Showcase)

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

Eileen Joy is an assistant professor of English, communication and journalism with a specialty in creative writing and fiction. She earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. She has published both as a fiction writer and a scholar of British literature.

A Reading by Denise Duhamel

("Words to Say It" series)

Thursday, March 2, 4 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

Denise Duhamel's "Queen for a Day" includes poems from her five previous full-length books ("The Star-Spangled Banner," "Kinky, Girl Soldier," "The Woman with Two Vaginas," and "Smile!") as well as her chapbook, "How the Sky Fell." Her poems have been anthologized widely, including four editions of "The Best American Poetry." Her work has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "The Writers' Almanac," and PBS's "Fooling with Words." Duhamel is assistant professor at Florida International University in Miami.

A Reading by Dan Albergotti

(The Writers Series: Faculty Showcase)

Thursday, April 6, 4 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

Dan Albergotti was recently named the winner of the 2005 Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Poetry Competition for his collection, "Charon's Manifest." He is a native of South Carolina with bachelor's and master's degrees from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina. His poetry has appeared in Ascent, Mississippi Review, Poem, Southern Humanities Review and other journals. Albergotti is a new member of the Coastal faculty specializing in creative writing and poetry.

FOREIGN FILM SERIES

In addition to the showings listed below, the films will also be shown at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in room 109 at 1:30 p.m. on the same dates.

"Nirgendwo in Africa (Nowhere in Africa)"

In German/Swahili with English subtitles

Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

This historical tale about a Jewish family emigrating from Germany shortly before the Second World War captures the unsettled feelings of an uprooted family. They move to Kenya to start running a farm, but not all members of the family are happy about their new lives. Shortly after their departure, things in Germany change very quickly, and turning back seems impossible. Everyone has to find his or her own niche on this new continent they have adopted. 141 mins.

"Love Forbidden"

In French with English subtitles

Monday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

Two young and handsome students, Bruce and Mateo, become fast friends at the college they attend in Rome. As their friendship escalates into a very secret sexual liaison, Bruce succumbs to an emotionally charged obsession with Mateo that drives him to the brink of insanity. The film was an official selection at this year's Rotterdam Film Festival. For mature audiences. 96 mins.

"Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two Sisters)"

A South Korean film - in Korean with English subtitles

Monday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

This is the disarming ordeal of two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return home to their father and cruel stepmother. Once the girls arrive back home, not only do they find themselves dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, but with an interfering ghost who also affects their recovery. 115 mins.

"Turtles Can Fly"

An Iraqi film - in Kurdish with English subtitles

Monday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

Thirteen-year-old Soran is known as "Satellite" to the people of his Kurdish village because of his skill at installing dishes. His ability is greatly sought after by the village's people who are searching for news of war on the eve of the American Iraqi invasion. Set within the haunting mountains of Kurdistan, with an amazing cast of refugee children, the film celebrates the stoic survival of the human spirit and laments the tragedy of modern warfare. From the director of "A Time for Drunken Horses." 95 mins.

"Donya"

An Iranian film - in Farsi with English subtitles

Monday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Admission: Free

Donya returns from America to discover that it is not easy to find a place to live in modern-day Tehran. Eventually, she hires Haji, the well-to-do owner of a realty company, to help her on her quest for living quarters. Though Haji is traditionally conservative and much older than Donya, he falls for his attractive client and starts doing things he might not ordinarily do, including sending his wife and family on a vacation to get them out of his way. 105 mins.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Fall Gala

Saturday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m.

Edwards Courtyard

Admission: $125 per person; sponsorships and corporate tables available

Award-winning local chefs provide a delightful presentation of the area's finest cuisine, including a variety of entrees and delectable desserts. Coastal's talented students and faculty will perform a selection of excerpts from various programs. Proceeds from the Gala help fund scholarships and programs for the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Celebration of Inquiry

Feb. 15 to 17

Living the Questions: Creating, Connecting, Changing

Various locations and times around campus

Coastal's special university-wide academic conference open to the public and designed to unite learning communities in cross-disciplinary discussions of a common theme. During the days of the conference, regularly scheduled classes are re-directed to conference activities to enable maximum opportunities for intellectual exchange among faculty, staff, students and community members. Visit www.coastal.edu/inquiry/2006.

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