A sumptuous season of fine and performing arts opens at Plymouth State College. Puppeteers
and poets, mimes and musicians, dancers and actors, as well as exhibitions in numerous
locations fill the first six weeks of the fall semester.
Leading off will be a cross-campus gallery walk to visit receptions in multiple venues from
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. The receptions celebrate the opening of Light Across the
Land, paintings and photographs by Suzanne Chamlin and Derek Porter at the Karl Drerup Art
Gallery Sept. 8 through Oct. 14; Christopher Leitch: Ambient Matter, silk fabrics at the Silver
Cultural Arts Center (SCAC) Sept. 8 through Oct. 10; and Input-Output, multimedia
compositions by Biff Ward at the Centre Lodge Kiosks, Sept. 8 through Oct. 10. Art in Bloom,
creations by members of the Ashland Garden Club will complement the exhibitions at the Drerup
Gallery and the SCAC on Sept. 8 and 9.
The Department of Music and Theatre will present four events at the Silver Cultural Arts Center
in September. Associate Professor Rik Pfenninger (woodwinds) leads the faculty jazz
ensemble in classic jazz selections from Ellington to Coltrane at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. Don
Williams, bass; Paul Bourgelais, guitar; Craig Jaster, piano; and Tim Gilmore, drums, round out
the ensemble for this free concert.
On Friday the 15th, also at 8 p.m. the dance section of the department will host a Faculty
Dance Concert, showcasing works in multiple styles. Tickets for the dance concert are $8 at
the SCAC box office, 535-ARTS.
Associate Professor Dan Perkins and The Ruggieri Chamber Soloists will perform C-minor Trio
by Brahms and Archduke Trio by Beethoven, Sunday, Sept. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets for
this concert are $10.
Students take to the boards in Starting Here, Starting Now, Thursday, Sept. 21 through
Saturday, Sept. 23, nightly at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Starting Here, Starting
Now is a musical revue of the songs of Maltby and Shire, directed by Paul Mroczka, with
music direction by Dan Perkins and Ryan Turner. Tickets are $9-$7.
The Silver Series of Performing Arts joins the September lineup with Short Stories, a production
of Teatro Hugo & Ines at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Hugo Flores and Ines Pasic, presented in
association with the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater, combine mime, dance
and puppetry as they use their hands, feet and limbs to contrive characters that dramatize
the moments of daily life. The program, which is funded in part by a grant from the New
England Foundation for the Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the