Hanover College's arts and entertainment offerings will continue throughout the winter and spring months. The Hanover Enrichment Series will present three featured guests, while the College will also provide a wide range of musical, choral, theatrical and educational events.
The Hanover Enrichment Series events include influential author, radio host and educator Michael Eric Dyson, ground-breaking and award-winning actress and producer Laverne Cox, and comedian Scott Rogowsky, former host of "HQ Trivia," writer and producer. Tickets for all three programs are currently available online through Eventbrite and hanover.edu/arts.
The Hanover Enrichment Series is sponsored by Tricia and Will Hagenah with additional support from German American Bank.
Arts and entertainment events include:
Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D.
“In Caricature: Racial Profiling and Its Impact on Black America”
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Celebrated intellect, educator and author, Michael Eric Dyson has had a profound effect on American ideas and was named one of the 150 most powerful African-Americans by “Ebony” magazine. A two-time NAACP Image Award winner, Dyson has appeared on nearly every major media outlet and is a contributing editor to “TIME” magazine. His National Public Radio program, “The Michael Eric Dyson Show,” delivers thoughtful analysis of today’s biggest stories from pop culture to race relations.
Dyson, a former welfare father, factory worker and pastor, has authored 19 books, including “Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster,” which earned an American Book Award, and “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America,” which was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. His 1993 work, “Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism,” helped establish the field of black American cultural studies.
“Ain’t I a Woman”
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Emmy Award-winning actress Laverne Cox delivers a powerful and empowering message about self-acceptance and love, moving audiences to respect and appreciate all individuals and advocate for positive change. Cox, who portrays Sophia Burset on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” is the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and first to appear on the cover of “TIME” magazine.
Cox projects a combination of strength and vulnerability during her presentations, delivering an animated reflection on the transgender experience, recollections of growing up in Mobile, Ala., moving to New York City, and finding the courage to step into womanhood. She promotes positive change on a global scale while sharing her views on race, class and gender. She also drives transgender awareness by encouraging others to move beyond gender expectations and embrace all individuals for their unique selves.
Friday, March 13, 2020, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Comedian Scott Rogowsky was named one of the 25 most influential people on the internet by “Time” magazine in 2018. He gained a cult following as host of the popular daily mobile trivia game “HQ Trivia,” garnering appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Today Show.” His notoriety continues to rise through viral videos like “Fake Book Covers on the Subway” and “Mother’s Day Lie Detector.”
A talented writer and producer, he has interviewed more than 400 celebrity guests for his self-produced talk show, “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky.” He has produced for “Debate Wars” on Seeso and “Crowd Goes Wild” for Fox Sports 1, and also written for “The Onion News Network” on IFC and Comedy Central’s “Onion SportsDome.” Beginning in March of this year, he served as host of “ChangeUp,” a baseball program broadcast on the subscription video streaming network DAZN.
“A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, February 14-16, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Directed by Gabriel Vanover
Commonwealth Brass Band
Indiana University Southeast Ensemble
Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Spring Choral Concert
Hanover College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Madlen Batchvarova, director
Hanover College-Community Orchestra
Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, maestro
“Arts Midwest: People, Poetry and Place”
Lasana Kazembe, IUPUI
Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., Science Center 137
Sponsored Kennings and the English Department
Spring Pops Concert
Hanover College Concert Band
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, director
“Proof” by David Auburn
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, April 3-5, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Jennifer Schmidt, director
Hanover College Voice Studio
Monday, April 6, 5 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Hanover College Saxophone Ensemble
Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center
David Mruzek, instructor
Hanover College Piano Studio
Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall