Community Arts Series

Welcome from the President

For more than 60 years Hanover College has had the pleasure of presenting a wide variety of performing arts activities close to your home, and the 2013-2014 Community Arts Series (CAS) offers many new and exciting additions to the line-up. First, our new director, Mark Fearnow, brings an international flair to the stage, with artists from Israel and Québec. There is also a wonderful mix of country and classical music, plus the improv comedy group “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical.” HC Theatre productions include inspired works from Carl Sandburg and Oscar Wilde’s classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” along with modern takes pulled from fantasy and science fiction. Another first are the contemporary and classic foreign films for your enjoyment.

As always, we end the season with The President Honors the Arts in April. This annual tribute to the young and talented performers from Hanover’s arts program combines all the arts into one exciting evening, an event that is free to the public.

It is my personal goal to ensure that our community neighbors feel welcome on campus and take advantage of these wonderful cultural and entertaining events right in your backyard. I hope that you can join us.

Sue DeWine
President of Hanover College

Welcome from the Producer

I am thrilled to invite you to our 61st season of great entertainment and culture. I have been having a blast working with our team to put together a season that is a worthy successor to the wonderful work carried out by Paul Hildebrand, Ken Prince, Walt Morrill and other producers of this series.

This 2013-14 season adds an international flair. We begin our two-season partnership with Arts Midwest World Fest to bring delightful musical groups from Israel and Québec, and next season from China and Brazil. These talented professional artists will be in the Hanover- Madison community for a full week of school visits and other free community engagements before culminating their week with a festive CAS performance. We are also partnering with Hanover’s modern languages department to offer four films — two classics and two intriguing international films — with high-quality projection on the big screen in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts’ Fitzgibbon Recital Hall.

Cinema is the most popular art form of our time, and we are excited to respond to requests to add this feature to our season. I know you will enjoy the whole lively line-up of offerings: international music, improvisational musical theatre, classical music, popular music and the magic of the big screen. Please come and join us in this celebration of arts and culture. I’ll see you in the lobby!

Mark Fearnow
Producer for CAS

2013-14 Community Arts Series

Our Man in Havana

Wednesday, September 4, 7 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
All tickets: advance, $5; @ the door, $5

Directed by Carol Reed (U.K. 1959)

A vacuum cleaner salesman is recruited by the British Secret Intelligence Service to be their operative in Havana. But instead of spying and collecting information, he creates elaborate fictions for his superiors with surprising results for himself.

This film is presented in conjunction with the International Film Series at Hanover College.

Lemon Tree

Wednesday, October 2, 7 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
All tickets: advance, $5; @ the door, $5

Directed by Eran Riklis (Israel, 2008)

Salma, a Palestinian widow, earns her living tending a lemon grove. When an Israeli government minister moves next door and declares the grove a potential security threat, Salma struggles to defend her livelihood with the help of some unexpected allies. [In Arabic, Hebrew and English with English subtitles]

This film is presented in conjunction with the International Film Series at Hanover College.

Baladino

Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance, $12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

An exhilarating Israeli world music five-member ensemble, Baladino takes its audience on a joyful journey through music of the Mediterranean region. They bring these sounds together in a mesmerizing mix of hip rhythms and lilting vocals.

Baladino’s visit is sponsored by Arts Midwest, the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, MetLife Foundation and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest.

Learn more about Baladino.

Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., Parker Auditorium
Adults: advance, $15; @ the door, $20
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $15
Youth (high school and under): $5

NYC's original, award-winning improvised musical comedy! The show’s first act is an award ceremony spotlighting audience- created song titles, and the second act is the entire musical based on the winning song from act one.

Learn more about Broadway's Next Hit Musical.

Ariel String Quartet

Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

Characterized by youth, brilliant playing and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet brings the magic of an all-Beethoven program. They have won a number of international prizes, including the Grand Prize at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Székely Prize.

Learn more about Ariel String Quartet.

Le Vent du Nord

Saturday, January 25, 7:30 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance, $12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

With its mix of fiddle, piano, accordion, guitar, Irish bouzouki and rollicking vocals, French-Canadian Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.

Here as part of Arts Midwest World Fest, the visit is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, MetLife Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission, and La Délégation du Québec at Chicago.

Learn more about Le Vent du Nord.

The Necessities of Life

Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
All tickets: advance, $5; @ the door, $5

Directed by Benoit Pilon (Canada, 2008)

Isolated from his people and cultural heritage, Tivii, an Inuit hunter convalescing in a Quebec sanatorium, eventually despairs and gives in to death. His meeting of a young Inuit boy at the institution not only allows him to reconnect with his beloved culture, but also rekindles his will to live. [In French and Inuit with English subtitles]

This film is presented in conjunction with the International Film Series at Hanover College.

Just Beautiful Singing: Tim Noble and His Studio

Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

Baritone Timothy Noble, distinguished professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has performed more than 50 leading roles in major opera houses around the world.

Learn more about Tim Noble.

Tamara Dearing and The Sandpaper Dolls

Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

Hanover native and Hanover College alum Tamara Dearing '02 returns to town with her talented band and the harmonious vocals of The Sandpaper Dolls. Tamara and her group perform an eclectic mix of soulful ballads and Indie pop to create a lively musical evening.
Tamara has released three albums and has been featured on WFPK’s “Live Lunch.” She appears on several “Louisville Is for Lovers” compilation albums alongside Louisville musicians My Morning Jacket, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Ben Sollee. The audience is sure to enjoy an extraordinary evening of new music and beloved favorites as we welcome Tamara back to Hanover.

Learn more about Tamara Dearing and The Sandpaper Dolls.

Monsieur Verdoux

Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
All tickets: advance, $5; @ the door, $5

Directed by Charles Chaplin (U.S.A., 1947)

An unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money. He soon finds out that the job has some occupational hazards!

This film is presented in conjunction with the International Film Series at Hanover College.

The President Honors the Arts

Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
Free and open to the public

Join President Sue DeWine annual “The President Honors the Arts,” a 90-minute stage show featuring outstanding student performers and presenters in theater, music, visual arts and creative writing, showcasing the depth and breadth of student accomplishment at Hanover College. Preceding the stage show is an invitation-only gala reception with food, wine and entertainment in Duggan Library, which will express our appreciation to our donors and supporters of the arts at Hanover College!


The Regional Arts Partnership is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.