Southeastern Theatre, lectures and concerts highlight Fanfare's second week

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
by: Tonya Lowentritt

A Doll's HouseREHEARSING 'A DOLL'S HOUSE' – Kayla Hill of Walker, left, and Olivia Matte of Abita Springs rehearse a scene from Henrik Ibsen's classic play "A Doll's House," a performance scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-18 at Southeastern Louisiana University's Vonnie Borden Theatre. The play is part of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences. For ticket information call 985-549-2115.

HAMMOND – A theatrical presentation, musical concerts and lectures, are just some of the events on tap for the second week of Southeastern Louisiana University's Fanfare, a month long celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Southeastern Theatre will present "A Doll's House" Oct. 15 – 18 at Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

In the play, sweet Nora enjoys a cozy life with her family and loves her husband Torvald above all else. So much so, that she would risk it all to protect him and their life together. When a secret comes back to haunt her, Nora begins to question her devotion and finds herself forced into making a life-altering decision.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 faculty/staff, seniors/and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D.

The Then and Now Lecture Series continues Oct. 16 with a presentation by Benjamin Price titled "Revolution in the Vineyard of the Lord: The Glorious Revolution in Massachusetts." Scheduled for 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, the free lecture details William of Orange's successful takeover of England and what transpired afterward.

The Southeastern Wind Symphony will pay tribute to music in the movies in a concert scheduled Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at Pottle Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre box office or by phone at 985-543-4371. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and Southeastern faculty and staff. All students are admitted free with I.D. Can be purchased by phone or at box office

Fanfare's second week also includes:

▪ Joy Ratliff will present a Faculty Music Recital on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre Conference Center titled "Joy Ratliff and Friends."

▪ Octuba-Fest continues on Oct. 15 with concerts at 6 and 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Music Recital Hall. A junior tuba recital featuring Corey Bostic is scheduled at 6 p.m., and a tuba/euphonium studio ensemble recital featuring Justin Bihm, Jimmy Scheidell, Stephan August, and Neil Bourgeois on euphonium, and Logan Chaplain, Remi Vedros, Miles Lyons, Matt Jays and Bostic on tuba is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

▪ Southeastern's Women's Chorale and Concert Choir will present "A Night at the Opera," a free concert on Thursday, Oct. 17. The 7:30 p.m. event, to be led by Southeastern Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe, will be held at First United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Rue Denise in Hammond.

▪ The Columbia Theatre Cinema Series will present "Memphis" as part of the Direct from Broadway series. "Memphis" takes place during the segregated 50s, where a young white DJ falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. The original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice is filled with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. The film is rated PG-13. Tickets are $10 for adult general admission and $8 for seniors and students.

▪ Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Beethoven's Fifth" on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre. Reserved tickets are $35 and $20 and are available at

Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 985-543-4366 or visit


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