Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......October 18, 2001


Gabriel Ortiz, who plays Valere, and Howard Pinhasik, seen here as Harpagon the Miser, star in the play "The Miser." This comedy takes place at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 to 27, in The Playhouse on the University Park campus. See the arts brief on this page for additional information.

Photo: Greg Grieco

'The Miser'

"The Miser," a comedy classic by Moliere, will play Oct. 19-27 at the Playhouse on the University Park campus.

"The Miser," will play at 8 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 22-27. Tickets start at $7.50 and are available at Eisenhower Auditorium, The Bryce Jordan Center, or by phone at (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX.

'Forever Wild'

Folksinger and backcountry traveler Walkin' Jim Stoltz, on tour from the mountains of Montana, will bring his multimedia show "Forever Wild" to Penn State Altoona at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel.

Walkin' Jim gets his name from the more than 25,000 miles he has walked through the wild country of North America. Carrying his guitar Stella and writing his songs along the way, Stoltz expresses a great love and respect for the earth and the wild places he knows so well in his lyrics. The show combines live music and poetry with slides of the Utah wildlands; Northern Rockies; the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada; and a Yellowstone-to-Yukon walk.

The event is sponsored by Penn State Altoona's Environmental Studies program. Admission is free to the public.

Comedy at New Kensington

Mike Veneman, an Emmy-nominated comedian who is a regular on cable television comedy networks, will perform at noon Oct. 25 at Penn State New Kensington. The event is free to the public.

Veneman has appeared on HBO, Showtime, A&E, Comedy Central and "An Evening at the Improv." He also has done comedy writing and opened for concert acts including Kenny G and the Temptations.

Bach's Lunch

The Penn State Chamber Singers will perform the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

The Chamber Singers consist of
24 singers, all of whom are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide variety of departments and schools within the University. This year's ensemble is conducted by Brett Dutton and accompanied by Lee Bassett.

The free, 20-minute concert is sponsored by the Lutheran Student Association and the School of Music. After the concert, audience members may take their bag lunches to the Memorial Lounge in Eise nhower Chapel. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Multi-media art

A multi-media art show featuring the work of the late Gustave L. Brust and Margaret Brust will be on display in the Penn State New Kensington art gallery beginning Nov. 2. The show will run through the end of the month.

Both Gustave Brust and his wife were sculptors and painters.

Play planned

The Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College will present "Paul Sills‚ Story Theatre" at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17 at the Perkins Student Center Theatre on the Penn State Berks campus.

General admission tickets cost $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students 16 and older; and $5 for children. Children 3 years of age and under are admitted free. For tickets, call (610) 396-6371.


Boston Pops to return to University Park
in December for the holidays

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are back will bring Boston's favorite holiday tradition to the University Park campus with a performance at The Bryce Jordan Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50 for reserved seats. A limited amount of VIP table seating also is available at $89.50. A special holiday buffet can be ordered to compliment the VIP table seating. For more information call (814) 865-5555.

This evening of music will feature the Boston Pops' own arrangements of seasonal favorites with traditional carols sung by the chorus Gloriae Dei Cantores, which is based in Cape Cod, Mass.

The 2001 season is Lockhart's seventh year as Boston Pops conductor. This year is the 116th season of The Boston Pops.

Tickets are available at The Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, selected Uni-Mart ticket outlets, Commonwealth Campus ticket outlets, by phone at (800) 863-3336 and (814) 865-5555, or online at