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Front and Center Text Image  With artists Laurie Frick & James Sterling

Pattern Language
Monday, January 27, 5:00 pm
Joann Cole Mitte Building – Gallery I
Reception and Meet & Greet

Join us for a reception and “Gallery Talk” with artists Frick and Sterling. Translating the data of daily living and observation, artists Laurie Frick [Austin] and James Sterling Pitt [San Francisco] each utilize a framework of visual languages that straddles neuroscience, data, and art, while also residing in the place of visually stunning aesthetics.

 This is a free event for Friends. 





Front and Center Text image  With your friends

Somebody Called By Artist in Residence, Mr. Eugene Lee
Saturday, February 22, 7:30 pm
Theatre Center - Mainstage

Join us for a very special “Talk Back” with Writer and Director Eugene Lee following the performance of Somebody Called. Mr. Lee will share his story of writing the script and how he saw the performance coming together into a full production. Somebody Called is a tale of two preachers - One with feet of clay and one with a genuine calling to serve the church and not be served by the church. The time is the mid 1950’s and the onset of the civil rights movement toward integration in America from the perspective of the all black town of Boley, Oklahoma.

Theatre tickets $15-$18 General Admission & $8 Student
Available on-line at TxStatePresents.com





Front and Center headline  With Dr. Samuel Mungo

Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc
Friday, March 28
Synopsis 6:30 pm
Taylor-Murphy Courtyard
Performance 7:30 pm
Evans Auditorium

Share a glass of champagne and French cheese with Dr. Samuel Mungo as he shares a preview “synopsis” prior to the performance of Dialogues of the Carmelites in the beautiful courtyard of the Taylor Murphy Building, directly across from Evans Auditorium. Then join Friends for the Texas State Opera’s Spring performance of Dialogues of the Carmelites. No one is immune from France’s Reign of Terror—not even a humble order of Carmelite nuns. Seized by revolutionary fervor, the country takes over the convent and condemns all of the sisters to death. Blanche, the terrified daughter of the wealthy Marquise de la Force and who recently joined the order, has the chance to escape with her life. But what would that mean for her soul? Uniquely staged to ramp up the charging drama until its riveting final act, Poulenc’s powerful, emotionally challenging 1957 opera inspired by historical events is a tale of terror, sisterhood, and inner strength. 

Champagne Preview free to Friends members
Opera Tickets $12.00 General and $7.00 Student

Available on-line at TxStatePresents.com



Front and Center Headline  With Dr. Peter Collett

Piersol Lecture Series: What you Tells are Telling Others
Tuesday April 8 at 7:00 pm
Lecture – 320 Cates Room, Old Main
Reception – Dean’s Office, 112 Old Main

Don’t miss this special Salon evening featuring Oxford professor Dr. Peter Collett. If you play poker you know what a “tell” is. Dr. Peter Collett, internationally known expert in nonverbal communication and body language will present a fascinating video-illustrated presentation analyzing the tells (body language) of famous people; he will also help you understand your own nonverbal tells and those of your colleagues, friends and family members. Dr. Collett is the former on-air psychologist for the “Big Brother” broadcast in Great Brittan, TV presenter, and author of several popular and scholarly books about body language and nonverbal communication, and former Oxford University faculty member. Enjoy a delightful evening learning about yourself and others followed by a Wine & Cheese Reception in the Dean’s office suite in 112 Old Main.

This is a free event for Friends.
Please R.s.v.p if planning to attend this event.





Front and Center headline  With Artist in Residence, Dr. Craig Hella Johnson, and
  Dr. Steven A. Beebe, Chair, Department of Communication Studies

St. John Passion by J.S. Bach
Dr. Joey M. Martin, Choirmaster
Friday, April 11, Lecture 6:30 pm, Concert 7:30 pm
Performing Arts Center – Recital Hall

To enhance your listening experience, join us for a discussion of Bach’s St. John Passion with Dr. Craig Hella Johnson and Dr. Steven Beebe prior to the concert at 6:30pm. Performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion, The Texas State Chorale under the direction of Artist in Residence, Craig Hella Johnson will weave a dramatic representation of the Passion, as told in the Gospel according to John, constructed of dramatically presented recitatives and choruses, with commentary through reflective chorales, ariosos, and arias. The St John Passion has been described as “extravagant, with an expressive immediacy, at times unbridled.”

Music Tickets $15 General and $8.00 Student
Available on-line at TxStatePresents.com




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Front and Center Headline  Dinner and Theatre

Anything Goes – The Musical
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
Directed by Kaitlin Hopkins
Saturday, April 12, Dinner 5:30 pm; Performance 7:30 pm
Performing Arts Center – Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

The Friends’ Dinner and Theatre program is back by popular demand. Join us for dinner in the Lobby of the Performing Arts Center prior to the performance of Anything Goes. The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications that ensue, intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes. Set aboard an ocean liner, this delightful romantic comedy features charming characters and high energy dance numbers. Cole Porter’s magical score boasts classics such as It’s De-Lovely, Anything Goes, You’re The Top, and I Get A Kick Out Of You. Join us as we celebrate the debut performance in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre with this classic, tap-dancing musical!

Dinner & Theatre Ticket $50.00 per person
Reservations open to Friends members and their guests.
Limited seating available
Cash bar available

Make your reservation on-line at TxStatePresents.com





For additional information including parking options and building locations please contact Kevin Gilley by phone at 512.245.9170 or email K.Gilley@txstate.edu