This Week in Arts & Ideas

This Week in Arts & Ideas

2023-02-13 Amy Lilek 0 Arts&Ideas Events

February may be the shortest month on the calendar, but we've jam-packed it with plenty of Arts & Ideas events! Here's what is happening this week.

The Writing Center is holding their Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon on Tuesday at 12:30pm in the D'Arcy Great Room. Celebrating the birth of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Douglass Day works to create new resources for learning about Black history. This year, the Center will be transcribing the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter and attend law school.

Dr. Lauren O'Connor will be speaking about her book, "Robin and the Making of American Adolescence" on Thursday at 2pm in AS158. Her book offers the first in-depth analysis of the most famous superhero sidekick, Robin, and explores how a teenage superhero defined a demographic.

Finally, this weekend is your last chance to see "The Sun Serpent" at the Philip Lynch Theatre. The play tells the story of the conquest of Mexico as seen through the eyes of a young boy who struggles to save his world from the conquistador. This story is about family, hope, and the struggle to find the courage to persist against all odds.

Check out “The Sun Serpent” in the Philip Lynch Theater on Thursday and Friday night at 7:30pm, or Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Thursday night's performance will also feature a talk back Q+A session with the show's cast and director immediately following the show.

For more information, contact the box office at 815-836-5500 or Tickets are required and can be purchased at the box office or through the Philip Lynch Theater Website:

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