Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......September 13, 2001


Emily Lynne Miller, left, plays Daisy Hilton and Megan Arnold, right, plays Violet Hilton in "Side Show." This musical about two sisters, who being Siamese twins, are literally joined at the hip, is inspired by the real lives of performers Daisy and Violet Hilton.The performance takes place Sept. 21 through 29 in the Pavilion Theatre on the University Park campus. For tickets, call (814) 863-0255.

Photo: Greg Grieco

Dylan at The Jordan Center

Bob Dylan's fall concert tour will stop at University Park. Dylan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at The Bryce Jordan Center. The tour will promote Dylan's new CD, "Love And Theft," the 43rd album of his long career.

Reserved and general admission (main floor only) tickets are at $29.50, and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

Tickets will be available at The Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, select Uni-Marts, Commonwealth campus ticket outlets, by phone at (814) 865-5555 and (800) 863-3336, or online at


Daryl Durran, associate professor of music, will present a free recital of solo and chamber works for bassoon at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, on the University Park campus. Performing with Durran will be School of Music faculty members Timothy Shafer, piano; Robert Nairn, double bass; Jim Lyon, violin; Timothy Deighton, viola; Kim Cook, cello; Ann Marie Rigler, harpsichord; Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, flute; and graduate student Peter Lekx, viola.

Exhibit at Harrisburg

A lifetime of memories of the Susquehanna River and decades of work are combined in an art exhibit currently on display in the Gallery Lounge at Penn State Harrisburg.

Lancaster County resident John L. Lehman's exhibit, "Susquehanna and Vicinity," is open to the public through Oct. 12 with an artist's reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

One-man show

Performer Robert Post will deliver a diverse cast of characters -- including an overzealous ballerina, a wacky chef, an accountant in overdrive, a corpse and four murder suspects -- to Penn State DuBois in "The Postman Delivers." He will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Hiller Building Auditorium. The show is free to the public.

Post, an entire theatre company himself, specializes in rapid-fire character changes -- even different roles for different body parts.

His performance is presented by the Penn State DuBois Cultural and Performing Arts Series. For more information, call Rebecca Pennington at (814) 375-4766 or (800) 346-ROAR.

Family Day at the Palmer

The Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus will hold Family Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

Parents and children ages 5-12 may visit three special exhibitions: "Differences Preserved: Reconstructed Tombs from the Liao and Song Dynasties"; "The Poetry of Line: Drawings by Henry Pearson"; and "American Pastorale: Drawings by John F. Kensett" now on view at the museum. In addition, they may take part in creative activities in the museum lobby.

For more information, call (814) 865-7672.

For a complete listing of fall exhibitions and events at the Palmer Museum, check the Web at

HUB-Robeson exhibit

"You Are Here," collage and quilts by Robert Placky and Debra Placky, will be on display through Oct. 24 in the HUB Gallery on the University Park campus. A reception will be open to the public between 6 and 8 p.m. Sept. 20.

For more information, check the Web at

Sculpture show planned

Eighteen South Asian sculptures from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, representing nearly 2,000 years of India's stone and metal sculptural traditions, will be exhibited beginning Oct. 21 at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus.

The exhibit, titled "Devotion and Diversity: South Asian Sculpture from the Philadelphia Museum of Art," was facilitated through a recent grant from the Museum Loan Network, which is administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Office of the Arts and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

For information, call Robin Seymour at (814)-865-7672 or e-mail

Holiday show

The national tour of Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," will make its first return in five years to the Community Arts Center at Penn College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.

Tickets, priced at $20 and $27.50, with a $4 discount for children 16 and under, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5. For more information, call the Community Arts Center box office at (570) 326-2424 or (800) 432-9382, or visit online at