Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts to release fall 2016 schedule


Media Contact: Lori Jones, Ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2975

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (April 12, 2016) — Join the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 for their Quick Center for the Arts Season Announcement Party. A presentation of the upcoming 2016/17 season will run from 6:00-7:30 p.m. with a surprise guest artist, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres.

Filled with acclaimed Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy winning artists, hometown heroes and a US Premiere, the 2016/17 season promises unique experiences that will delight, inspire, and move guests from Fairfield County and beyond. Plus, Quick Center Members enjoy first access to purchase tickets and new Members Only ticket prices.

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, the season launches with a Live Opera based on a Shakespeare play, exploring tyranny, greed and remorse, set in the Eastern Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Boundaries are broken as dance goes vertical on the walls of campus buildings with a site specific work, and The Open VISIONS Forum, the Quick Center’s signature lecture series, will take on the delights of the election and examine the state of the body politic with wit and humor. Our season in music features inspiration from The Grateful Dead, Fado and African lullabies.

This new season, curated by Executive Director, Peter Van Heerden, and Director of Programming, Lori Jones, brings world-class international and national performers to the community and promises to engage, stimulate and entertain audiences.

To learn more about this fabulous line-up and how you can get the best seats in the house be sure to attend this festive evening! RSVP to the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010 or by E-mail at boxoffice@quickcenter.com no later than Friday, May 6, 2016.

Pictured: P.J. O’Rourke, a featured guest at the Quick Center’s Open VISIONS Forum this fall; Credit: James Kegley

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Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools.  In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on April 15, 2016

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