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Upcoming Fine Arts Events At PJC

Published or Revised November 14, 2017

FALL SEMESTER 2017

"My Best" by John Forse and "Found" by Melinda Laszczynski

PJC Department of Art
Sept. 27-Oct. 30, Opening Reception Sept. 27, 3:30-6 p.m.

The Foyer Gallery will feature an exhibition of gouache and watercolor paintings by Houston-based artist John Forse, who received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Houston, where he currently teaches Watercolor. The second exhibit, “Found,” features a collection from PJC’s new art instructor, Melinda Laszczynski. Finding and collecting objects is a part of her studio practice and she was delighted to find many interesting things and left-behind projects when sorting through the Art Department. The opening reception will be Sept. 27, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Artwork will be on display through Oct. 30.Official hours of the Foyer Gallery are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Foyer Gallery is located in Building 14 in the southeast corner of the PJC campus with access from Collegiate Dr.

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

Robin Hood finds it hard to be humble as a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But the gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” the first production of the fall semester from the Paris Junior College drama department. In PJC’s production the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress (oddly obsessed with skin conditions); an ever-scheming sheriff who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull’s-eye; a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe; and a good-natured “Town’s Guy” who manages to make his way into every scene, whether he belongs there or not. They combine with an expandable band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equal six, producing an irreverent and unforgettable jaunt through Sherwood Forest.

Thursday-Saturday, October 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 8
General Admission tickets are $12, $10 tickets for high school students with ID and senior citizens, or free with current PJC ID

Fall Choir Concert

PJC Department of Music
Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., J. Emory Shaw Recital Hall

Enjoy a free concert provided by the PJC Choir, featuring the works of Josquin des Prez, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Billy Joel.

Spamalot

Department of Drama

Based on the book & lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle, this musical lovingly rips off the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin). SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets $15, $10 for senior citizens and high school students with ID, or free with current PJC ID

PJC Choir Christmas Concert and Sing-Along

PJC Department of Music
J. Emory Shaw Recital Hall, Music Building
Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

Join the PJC Choir for an evening of Christmas favorites. Bring family, friends, and your best singing voice to join in!

Music Student Recital

PJC Department of Music
J. Emory Shaw Recital Hall, Music Building
Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

Students of piano, voice, and guitar perform chosen selections to highlight their semester. The evening of classical and contemporary music is free.

PJC Student Art Exhibit

PJC Department of Art
Nov. 15-Dec. 14, 2017, Opening Reception Nov. 15, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

The best of PJC student artworks from the fall semester will be displayed in the Foyer Gallery. Opening reception will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. Artwork will be on display through Dec. 14.

SPRING SEMESTER 2018

Noises Off!

PJC Department of Drama
Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Called the funniest farce ever written, "Noises Off" presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called "Nothing's On." Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
Tickets $15, $10 for senior citizens and high school students with ID, or free with current PJC ID

Fourth Annual New Works Festival: Pyro Playfest - LOL

Paris Junior College’s annual new works festival where playwrights from all over the country and world are invited to submit their original unpublished works, which are produced and performed for the first time to an intimate audience by the faculty and students of PJC Drama. The 2018 New Works theme is based around comedy and farce. Audiences are placed close to the action through 3/4 thrust style arranged seating on the stage itself - so reservations are required as seating is limited. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for reservations.

Thursday-Saturday, April 26-29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10, $5 for senior citizens and high school students with ID, or free with current PJC ID

2018 - 2019 Drama Department Productions (dates TBA)

A Season of Elements

Fire: Fahrenheit 451

Water: Peter and the Starcatcher

Earth: The Hobbit

Air: Pyro Playfest - The Winds of Change

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