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October 4, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Senior Night Out at Kean University

UNION, N.J. –Kean University proudly announces the second year of its popular Senior Night Out program. In an initiative led by University President Dawood Farahi, free tickets to several of the stellar performing-arts events held at the University’s theatres are available to seniors through local senior-citizens centers.

“Senior citizens are very important to our communities,” said Farahi. “As a leader in education, it is imperative that Kean University uses its resources to include them in the wonderful cultural offerings on this campus.” He added that, while planning this new program, Kean polled seniors living locally to find out what kinds of outings they would enjoy. The overwhelming response was for performing arts. “We have great programming that we can share with our seniors. I know this plan will be especially beneficial for those living on a fixed income, who might otherwise not be able to see events of this caliber as much as they would like,” said Farahi.

To request Senior Night Out tickets, please contact your local senior-citizens center. For more information, call Marge Devanney of Kean University at (908) 737-6019.

Upcoming Senior Night Out shows include:

Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Creature From The Black Lagoon with The Jazz Passengers
Wilkins Theatre

Led by fearless sax impresario Roy Nathanson, The Jazz Passengers take on this 1954 creature-feature classic – radio-play style. That’s right: they’re killing the sound and providing live music and dialogue as the film rolls on the big screen above. Retro hip 3-D specs provided.

Thursday, October 21 to Saturday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 24, 3 p.m.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Wilkins Theatre

The comic genius of playwright and Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo is fully displayed in this audacious, irreverent and hilarious farce. Full of outrageous pranks and madcap characters, Accidental Death is a brilliant expose of political corruption, media manipulation and political idiocy, Italian style.

Friday, October 22, 10 a.m.
All in the Timing by David Ives
Murphy-Dunn Theatre

Kean Univeristy’s Department of Theatre presents this enchanting and perplexing, incisively intelligent and side-splittingly funny, David Ives play. His award-winning script is a brilliant snappy collection of six short comedies with a love of wordplay and absurdity.

Wednesday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Chava Alberstein
Wilkins Theatre

From affectionate tunes about love and peace to songs defiant of oppression, Chava Alberstein, one of Israel’s most accomplished singers, epitomizes the poetry of the Israeli spirit and the heart of the Jewish people.

Thursday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Melba Moore in Concert
Wilkins Theatre

Melba Moore entered show business when she replaced Diane Keaton in the original Broadway production of Hair. Since then, she has won a Tony Award for her performance in Purlie, performed in various musicals including Les Miserables, released her album entitled Happy Together, and appeared in the movie The Last Temptations.

Monday, November 22, 8 p.m.
Jazz Journey
Wilkins Theatre

Andy Fusco, Kean University affiliate artist in saxophone and jazz, brings his post-bebop quintet to Wilkins Theatre in another of its patented barn burners.