Fall 2015 Performing Arts series preview

Photo courtesy of flickr user joeri-c Chicago-based Noche Flamen causes old and new elements of flamenco to create their unique sounds.

Photo courtesy of flickr user joeri-c
Chicago-based Noche Flamen causes old and new elements of flamenco to create their unique sounds.

Melanie Plowman, Tempo Editor

Lewis’ Fall 2015 Performing Arts series will kick off this September with performances from a flamenco group, a unique superhero play, a quartet concert and a Will Rogers one-man show.

The Performing Arts series is brought to Lewis by its Arts & Ideas program, which strives to bring unique cultural and educational experiences to students in the form of performances and demonstrations.

The flamenco group, Noche Flamenca will be the first performance of the series on Sept. 28. The world-renowned group includes members from Spain, Ecuador, Mexico and the United States. Modern and traditional flamenco utilizes voice, guitar and dance, and is incorporated in the group’s performances. The show will go in to detail about the history of flamenco as well as its modern presence in the world. The performance will be held in the Sancta Alberta Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

A new look at the epic story of Superman will take place in the Philip Lynch Theatre on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Seven actors will tell the tale of Superman’s rise, on a 3-by-7-foot platform. This resourceful group’s performance entails the actors using no props, but instead utilizing their voices and bodies in depicting a fictional setting of 2050 Metropolis.

The Spektral Quartet is set to perform Nov. 11. Founded in 2010, the Spektral Quartet is widely regarded as one of Chicago’s most magnetic and forward-thinking chamber ensembles. The Spektral Quartet serves as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago. The performance will be held in the St. Charles Borromeo Center Convocation Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Will Rogers: An American Original will be presented by author and humorist Kevin McKillip on Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Philip Lynch Theater. McKillip portrays Will Rogers, an American cowboy, actor, writer, humorist and social commentator from the 1920’s. Set in 1934, the production recreates the the look and feel of Rogers’ famous lecture tours, where he performed rope tricks and offered the audience his insight on society and politics. The production runs two hours and 15 minutes with one intermission. The performance has won the praise of media outlets nation wide, including the Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times.

All events are located on the University’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission is free for Lewis students, $5 for guests and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (815) 836-5500.

Melanie Plowman
Melanie Plowman is a senior multimedia journalism major. She is the tempo editor for The Flyer. She also enjoys hiking and the outdoors, as well as discovering new music.

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