A warm, bluesy piano intro beckoned the crowd’s attention in Shippensburg University’s H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Saturday night. The audience came to travel back in time – the performers, to send them there.
The fluidity between past and present was encapsulated by Shippensburg University’s Art and Design Department in the “Then & Now” faculty exhibition, which held its opening reception in the Kauffman Gallery on Jan. 31.
Karen Rundquist, a fifth year student at Shippensburg University, will rise from being the assistant director of Act V Production’s fall 2016 performance of “37 Postcards” to the role of director in the theater group’s upcoming spring play, “Tracks.”
Rupi Kaur set the internet on fire when she introduced readers to her raw, minimalist poems on Instagram in 2014. The 25 year old emigrated from India to Canada at the age of 4. She now has over 1 million followers and has paved the way for the new generation of poetry.
Actors were huddled on stage and clustered in groups. Bright yellow lights illuminated their faces, and each person was poised with confidence. A sense of gloom and doom was blanketed over the audience as the cheerful pre-show music came to a stop. The first line echoed throughout Memorial Auditorium Saturday evening.
An audience of all ages poured into the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Sunday afternoon to hear the internationally recognized community handbell ensemble, The Raleigh Ringers from Raleigh, North Carolina.