FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
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
Upcoming Senior Night Out shows include:
Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Creature From The Black Lagoon with The Jazz Passengers
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
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,
Friday, October 22, 10 a.m.
All in the Timing by David Ives
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.
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
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.
Andy Fusco, Kean University affiliate artist in saxophone and jazz, brings
his post-bebop quintet to Wilkins Theatre in another of its patented barn