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Friday, January 8, 2010

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College Spring 2010 Season

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College announces its Spring 2010 Season at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC, presenting three series: The Art of Justice, which integrates the arts and issues on justice; Great Music for a Great City, unique explorations of classical music; and Familytime!, bringing the arts to the next generation. The Theater also presents special events this season: The Legacy of Shoah Concert and Film Festival (the American premieres of four documentaries) and Zombie, featuring a special talkback with author Joyce Carol Oates on February 12, 2010.

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater's Spring 2010 Season includes:

* Chopin's 200th Birthday Marathon

* First Throws
* Story Time with Barnes and Noble at John Jay: Will You Be My Valentine?
* John Jay's Got Talent!
* Zombie
* Story Time with Barnes and Noble at John Jay: Rise and Shine, It's Springtime!
* The Legacy of Shoah Concert and Film Festival
* Story Time with Barnes and Noble at John Jay: Shout Hooray for Earth Day!
* Bloody Bess
* Story Time with Barnes and Noble at John Jay: Mother May I?
* Ballet Academy East Spring Performance



Chopin's 200th Birthday Marathon

Great Music for a Great City Series

Sunday, February 21 at 3pm

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth, pianists from all over the world will honor composer Frederic Chopin with performances of his works.

FREE


First Throws

Play Reading Series

Monday, February 22; Monday, March 22; and Monday, April 26 at 7pm

First Throws is John Jay's first playwright salon, presenting new theatrical works and readings in a casual setting. First Throws presents new works that examine issues of justice with an artistic perspective.

FREE


Story Time with Barnes and Noble at John Jay: Will You Be My Valentine?

Familytime! Series

Tuesday, February 23 at 11am

Our beloved storytelling hour continues with seasonal favorites children will love.

FREE


John Jay's Got Talent!

Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm

John Jay hits the stage once more, showcasing performers from all over the college, all vying for the chance to be the John Jay Performer of the Year.

FREE


Zombie

by Bill Connington

adapted from the novella by Joyce Carol Oates

The Art of Justice Series

Wednesday, March 10 - Saturday, March 13 at 7pm

Once upon a time, Jeffrey Dahmer was the normal guy next door. Now meet Quentin P. - mild-mannered, unassuming, and a serial killer attempting to turn young men into his zombie slaves. Come get inside the mind of a homicidal psychopath. . . if you dare.

Tickets $15 (CUNY Students FREE with Valid ID)

For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.


Story Time with Barnes and Noble at John Jay: Rise and Shine, It's Springtime!

Familytime! Series

Tuesday, March 23 at 11am

Our beloved storytelling hour continues with seasonal favorites children will love.

FREE


The Legacy of Shoah Concert and Film Festival

Great Music for a Great City Series

Concert - Saturday, March 27 at 7pm

Film Festival - Sunday, March 28 from 12:30 - 9:30pm

The Legacy of Shoah is a unique and compelling two-day festival of documentary films, lectures and music concert that share the personal experiences of survivors of the Holocaust. The Festival will feature the American premiere of The Forgotten Transports, four films about deportations of Jews to little known concentration camps in Latvia, Belarus, Estonia and Poland, told through the memories of survivors by the award-winning director Lukas Pribyl. The concert will include Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, Bach's Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, Children of the Night by Marion Wiesel, and Forgotten Transports to Poland by Lukas Pibyl. The film Forgotten Transports to Latvia (Lukas Pibyl) will be shown on 12:30pm, 3pm and 5:30pm on March 28, with Distant Journeys (Alfred Radok) at 8pm.

Concert Tickets: $5 (FREE with Festival Pass)

All Festival Pass: $20 (Individual Films $5)

For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.


Story Time with Barnes and Noble at John Jay: Shout Hooray for Earth Day!

Familytime! Series

Tuesday, April 13 at 11am

Our beloved storytelling hour continues with seasonal favorites children will love.

FREE


Bloody Bess

Conceived by Stuart Gordon

Written by William J. Norris and John Ostrander

Directed by Kathryn Wylie-Marques

Presented by John Jay's Department of Communication and Theatre Arts

The Art of Justice Series

Tuesday, April 20 - Friday, April 23 at 7pm; Wednesday, April 21 and Saturday, April 24 at 2pm

Bloody Bess is the swashbuckling tale of Elizabeth Presberty, daughter to the governor of the island of Tobago, and her transformation into the avenging pirate captain, Bloody Bess. This melodramatic thriller is sure to please with its larger than life characters, action-packed fight scenes, hairpin plot reversals, and sizzling feminist overtones.

Tickets $10 (Students $5)

For tickets, call the Communication and Theater Arts department at 2120in


Story Time with Barnes and Noble at John Jay: Mother May I?

Familytime! Series

Tuesday, May 4 at 11am

Our beloved storytelling hour continues with seasonal favorites children will love.

FREE


Ballet Academy East Spring Performance

Familytime! Series

Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at 7pm; Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 at 2pm

The BAE Student Company Spring Performance returns to present its very popular Pre-Professional Division of Ballet Academy East in works choreographed by renowned artists of the dance world. For more information, visit www.balletacademyeast.com.

Tickets $35-55 (CUNY Students FREE with Valid ID)

For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.


Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. Under the new direction of Executive Director Shannon R. Mayers, the Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. The Theater has hosted prestigious events for Lincoln Center Festival, Great Performances, Julliard, Alvin Ailey and numerous television specials for HBO and Comedy Central.


About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.



For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.php.

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