FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2005
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
Senior Night Out Offerings at Kean University
Schedule for February and March
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:
Sunday, February 6, 3 p.m.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, this live-theatre
presentation of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous
fun and romance that hearkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.
Sunday, February 20 and 27, 2 p.m.
Friday, February 25, 10 a.m.
Once Upon a Mattress
The Department of Theatre presents this rollicking spin on the familiar
classic tale, The Princess and the Pea, taking you through a
story of royal courtship and comeuppance while providing side-
splitting shenanigans and wonderful songs. Chances are, you’ll never
look at a fairy tale quite the same way again.
Thursday, March 3, 8 p.m.
Kean’s affiliate artists present art songs and the magnificent Great
C Major Quintet in a special arrangement for string quartet as well
as double bass works – all by Franz Schubert, the master of melody.
Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Parsons Dance Company
Hailed for his exuberant, athletic, exciting and provocative dances, David
Parsons is among the most beloved and inspiring choreographers in the
world. He recently won a Dance Magazine 2000 Award for satisfying
“a public hungry for not just entertainment, but for imagination,
beauty, innovation and enlightenment.”
Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Five African-American women join their powerful voices in the sacred music
of the black church – spirituals, hymns and Gospel – as well
as jazz and blues, to create a blend of lyrics, movement and narrative
as they relate history, point the finger at injustice, encourage activism,
and sing the praises of love.
Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m.
Greg Popovich’s Comedy and Pet Theatre
Voted “best family attraction” in Las Vegas, with appearances
on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with
David Letterman, the Comedy Pet Theatre stars 15 house cats and eight
amazing dogs, all rescued from the pound.