Loyola University Maryland

Honors Program

Honors Program Events 2014-2015

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This is what we have lined up so far!  More to come!

Below is the early list of events for 2014-15. The Center Stage dates have now been confirmed. We will have 18 tickets for each of the Center Stage plays. We will also be posting a series of concerts at Peabody for which we will have tickets. Shuttles will be provided for each event. 

***Sign up for tickets and trips in HU 231B (Ingram's office) except when directed otherwise.
***Center Stage tickets may be picked up during the week of the performance.
***Directions for picking up a Peabody ticket will be posted closer to each event.

Seniors: Plan ahead and make a note of the wine tasting in the spring in your honor.

  Wednesday, 27 Honors Freshmen move in and orientation
  Monday, 1 Homer and Pizza—Freshmen Class
Discussion of Odyssey and pizza dinner in the common area of Theology department,  6-8 p.m.
  Tuesday, 2 Classes start
   Monday, 22 Honors Program Dinner
Dress is jacket and tie for gentlemen, comparable attire for ladies. This event is for the entire program: all students and faculty. The dinner will be in McGuire Hall at 6 p.m. 
RSVPS are necessary by Sept.12.
  Wednesday, 24 The American Shakespeare Company’s Method in Madness Tour --Hamlet
7:00 PM, McManus Theatre
  Thursday,25 The American Shakespeare Company’s Method in Madness Tour--C. Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus
 7:00 PM, McManus Theatre
  Friday, 26 The American Shakespeare Company’s Method in Madness Tour--Much Ado About Nothing
 7:00 PM, McManus Theatre
Convocation and Nachbahr Lecture
Ron Tanner, Writing  5:00 PM Reitz Arena
   Friday, 10  Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
In 18th century Vienna, music is the currency of power. And Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town. That is, until a young prodigy by the name of Mozart comes on the scene. Reeling from the realization of his own mediocrity in the face of true genius,  Salieri swears vengeance on the God that gifted Mozart’s breathtaking talent.  Swells of music and madness stir through Center Stage’s epic new revival of the Tony Award winning drama that begs the question: how far would you go to secure your legacy?
Center Stage, 8:00 pm.  Shuttle leaves promptly at 7:15 from behind Maryland Hall.
  Friday, 17 Semester break
   Monday, 20 through Wednesday, 22  “Conversations with Oedipus” 
Two lectures on Oedipus Rex of Sophocles and three workshops on ancient theater techniques including masks, and a performance of Oedipus Rex using these ancient conventions. See "Conversations with Oedipus" for more details.
   Monday, 20  “Greek Tragedy and Community Theater”
Prof. David Jacobson, Classics, LUM, 6:00 pm
   Tuesday, 21  “Oedipus Panopticus: Searching Like a State”
Prof. Al Duncan, University of Utah. 6:00 pm
   Wednesday, 22  Three hands-on workshops on ancient theater, masks and mask making for St Ignatius Loyola 7th graders,
 BSFA students and Loyola students run by Professor Cohen.

Oedipus Rex performance, McGuire Hall, 7:00pm. Talk back after the performance
  Saturday, 25 Freshmen Honors Trip to New York City; the MET
Sign up by Sept. 17 with Ingram. Further details on where and when to sign up for the bus and tours will be announced later. The freshmen are expected to attend the Ancient Gallery tours. Leave from Jenkins lot at 7 am; return at 11 pm.
   Friday, 14

Next to Normal   Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Get up close and personal with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that changed everything, as Next to Norma gets a blistering new production in Center Stage’s intimate Head Theater. The story of one family’s struggle with mental illness, Next to Normal dives boldly into the gaps and crevices of our modern fragmented lives.  Set to an electric score, this brave, breathtaking musical gets right to the heart of what it means to truly miss someone.
Center Stage, 8:00 pm.  Shuttle leaves promptly at 7:15 from behind Maryland Hall.

  Friday, 21 It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry
Revisit Bedford Falls, fall in love again with George and Mary, and discover the magic of an angel named Clarence. It’s  Christmas Eve in 1946 and somewhere in small-town America a live radio broadcast brings to life Frank Capra’s timeless film in all of its feel-good glory. Be a part of the live studio audience, and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man’s life.  It’s the perfect holiday outing for  the entire family and, who knows,  an angel might even get his wings.
Center Stage, 7:00 pm. Shuttle leaves leaving promptly at 6:15 from behind Maryland Hall.
  Wednesday, 3 Honors Christmas Party
Hug Lounge 5-7:30 p.m.
Entertainment provided by the Honors class of 2017!
Bring your gift for charity to the party. Details will be given later.
              Seniors --Note the date for the wine tasting.
  Monday, 12 Classes start
   Friday, 6  One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers
February 25, 1954. Twenty-two-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, Clay chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends—activist Malcom X, singer Sam Cooke, and football start Jim Brown.  This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the civil rights movement stirs outside, and
 the melody of “A Change is  Gonna Come” hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world. 
Center Stage 8:00 pm. Shuttles leaves from behind Maryland Hall at 7:15.
   Saturday, 28  SPRING BREAK
  Sunday, 1- Sunday, 8 SPRING BREAK
  Monday, 10 -Saturday, 15 Humanities Symposium Week—Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros (French original title Rhinocéros) is a play by Eugène Ionesco, written in 1959. The play belongs to the school  of drama known as the Theatre of the Absurd. Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into  rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered  everyman figure  who is criticized throughout the play for his drinking and tardiness. The play is often read as a response and criticism to the sudden upsurge of Communism, Fascism and Nazism during the events preceding World War II, and explores the themes of conformity,  culture,  mass movements, philosophy and morality.

Fine Arts will put on a performance of the play. Details to follow.
  Wednesday, 11 Student/Faculty Colloquia-McManus Theatre during class times 8-5
  Thursday, 12

Student/Faculty Colloquia--McManus Theatre during class times 8-5:15

Humanities Symposium Keynote:  
6:00 PM, McGuire Hall 

  Thursday, 2-6 Easter Break
   Friday, 17  After the Revolution by May Herzog
Emma Joseph is young, ambitious, talented and about to put the ideals of her politically leftist, New York family into action. But a long-buried secret about her much-loved blacklisted grandfather threatens her work and throws her principles--and loyalties--into question. As the family, including grandmother Vera, wrestle with their legacy, Emma must chart her own course forward.
Center Stage 8:00 pm. Shuttle leaves from behind Maryland Hall at 7:15 pm.

Saturday, 25

 Wine tasting for the class of 2015!
 With Dr. Paul Lukacs, 7 - 10 p.m. Invitations will be sent. 4th Floor

  Monday, 27 Last Day of Classes
  Saturday, 17 GRADUATION