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Featured Events 2014-2015

Transylvania invites you to our historic campus in downtown Lexington to enjoy the events featured below. Parking is free in the university’s general parking lots. Click the Directions tab for more information.

  • January 31, 2015

    Cabaret

    7:30 p.m.
    The Transylvania Choir, Transylvania Singers, and Pioneer Voices once again present Cabaret, one of the most beloved events of the year, January 31 in Haggin Auditorium. This year’s theme is "Time" and will include music from the last 60 years. Along with the three vocal groups, other auditioned acts will perform selections during the show.

    Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center


    ticket$5


    For more information, contact Karen Cooksey, kcooksey@transy.edu

  • February 20, 2015 - February 21, 2015

    Suddenly, Last Summer

    7:30 p.m.
    The Transylvania Theater Guild presents Suddenly, Last Summer. The one-act play by Tennessee Williams opened in 1958 and focuses on the events surrounding the death of Sebastian Venable during his vacation with his cousin Catherine. Catherine spins a tale of homosexuality and murder, while Sebastian's mother attempts to have her committed and lobotomized. The backdrop of this heated play is the sultry garden district of New Orleans. As the climax approaches, the audience is forced to separate the truth from the lies and to attempt to understand what really happened last summer.

    Location: Coleman Recital Hall


    This event is free and open to the public.


    For more information, contact Sullivan Canaday White, swhite@transy.edu

  • February 22, 2015

    Suddenly, Last Summer

    2:00 p.m.
    The Transylvania Theatre Guild presents Suddenly, Last Summer. The one-act play by Tennessee Williams opened in 1958 and focuses on the events surrounding the death of Sebastian Venable during his vacation with his cousin Catherine. Catherine spins a tale of homosexuality and murder, while Sebastian's mother attempts to have her committed and lobotomized. The backdrop of this heated play is the sultry garden district of New Orleans. As the climax approaches, the audience is forced to separate the truth from the lies and to attempt to understand what really happened last summer.

    Location: Coleman Recital Hall


    This event is free and open to the public.


    For more information, contact Sullivan Canaday White, swhite@transy.edu

  • March 2, 2015 - March 27, 2015

    Functional Clay: Works that Contain

    12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Functional Clay: Works that Contain is an exhibition of nationally recognized ceramic artists who earn their livings by creating vessels for everyday use and pleasure. The works contain the “things of life” and are an exploration of form, surface, and the space within. The artists use a broad range of techniques for making, glazing, and firing. All works will be for sale and range in price from $30 to $3,000.

    Functional is the first part of a two-part ceramic exhibition. The second, to be shown in 2016, is Conceptual, a show of sculptural non-functional clay artworks. Rather than contain, these works confound, or in other words, were created to challenge the viewer in ways of thinking, seeing, and perceiving. The two exhibitions—although shown a year apart—explore the intersections of craft and art and celebrate artworks made with similar materials and techniques, but with different outcomes.

    Special Events: Lexington Gallery Hop: Friday, Mar. 20, 5-8 p.m.

    Location: Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

    More about this event


    This event is free and open to the public.


    For more information, contact Andrea Fisher, (859) 233-8142

  • March 19, 2015 - March 21, 2015

    “Dying City”

    7:30 p.m.
    Written by Christopher Shinn

    Directed by Sullivan Canaday White

    A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at her apartment unannounced.

    Location: Lucille Caudill Little Theater


    ticket$10 general admission; $5 with Transylvania ID


    For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot, (859) 233-8141

  • March 22, 2015

    “Dying City”

    2:00 p.m.
    Written by Christopher Shinn

    Directed by Sullivan Canaday White

    A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at her apartment unannounced.

    Location: Lucille Caudill Little Theater


    ticket$10 general admission; $5 with Transylvania ID


    For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot, (859) 233-8141

  • March 24, 2015

    Holly Goddard Jones Reading

    5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Holly Goddard Jones, winner of Transylvania’s inaugural Judy Gaines Young Book Award, will conduct a reading from her winning novel, The Next Time You See Me, in Carrick Theater. Author Silas House selected her book for the award, praising it for its rich language, provocative themes, and sense of place. Jones teaches in the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

    Location: Carrick Theater


    This event is free and open to the public.


    For more information, contact Maurice Manning, mmanning@transy.edu

  • March 26, 2015 - March 28, 2015

    “Dying City”

    7:30 p.m.
    Written by Christopher Shinn

    Directed by Sullivan Canaday White

    A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at her apartment unannounced.

    Location: Lucille Caudill Little Theater


    ticket$10 general admission; $5 with Transylvania ID


    For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot, (859) 233-8141

  • April 28, 2015

    Moosnick Lecture: Dr. Susannah Heschel

    7:00 p.m.
    Professor Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College presents “Scholarship and Ethics: How Do Jews and Christians Connect?”

    Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center


    This event is free and open to the public.


    For more information, contact Dr. Paul Jones, (859) 233-8113

  • April 29, 2015

    Moosnick Lecture: Dr. Susannah Heschel

    7:00 p.m.
    Professor Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, presents "The Life and Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel: Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity."

    Location: Ohavay Zion Synagogue


    This event is free and open to the public.


    For more information, contact Dr. Paul Jones, (859) 233-8113

  • May 14, 2015 - May 16, 2015

    “The Laramie Project”

    7:30 p.m.
    By Moisés Kaufmann and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

    In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and, over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play "The Laramie Project," a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.

    Location: Lucille Caudill Little Theater


    ticket$10 general admission; $5 with Transylvania ID


    For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot, (859) 233-8141

  • May 17, 2015

    “The Laramie Project”

    2:00 p.m.
    By Moisés Kaufmann and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

    In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and, over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play "The Laramie Project," a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.

    Location: Lucille Caudill Little Theater


    ticket$10 general admission; $5 with Transylvania ID


    For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot, (859) 233-8141

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