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The Lynch Theater at John Jay College Announces Fall 2009 Season, Features Eli Wallach & More

The Lynch Theater at John Jay College Announces Fall 2009 Season, Features Eli Wallach & More

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College announces its Fall 2009 Season at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC, presenting three series: The Art of Justice, which integrates the arts and issues on justice; Great Music for a Great City, unique explorations of classical music; and Familytime!, bringing the arts to the next generation.

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater's Fall 2009 Season includes:
* Celebrating the Birthday and Legacy of Antonin Dvo?ak
* The Little Orchestra Society Lolli-PopTM Fall Series: Peter and the Wolf
* Barnes & Noble @ John Jay Storytime! - It's the Fall!
* What a Wonderful World!
* The Little Orchestra Society Lolli-PopTM Fall Series: Animal Tales
* "DE NOVO" - Part 1: Lil' Silent
* Hidden Voices
* Barnes & Noble @ John Jay Storytime! - Extra Thankful November
* IL FURIOSO: The Birth of Modern Justice
* The Little Orchestra Society Lolli-PopTM Fall Series: Things That Go Bang!
* A Baroque Holiday
* Barnes & Noble @ John Jay Storytime! - Happy Happy Holidays


CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY AND LEGACY OF ANTONIN DVO?AK
Great Music for a Great City Series
Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 7:30pm
As Dvo?ak taught America about its own heritage and spirituals, this concert presents music by composers he influenced as well as his own inspired compositions including the Piano Quintet and Gypsy Songs, featuring the Afiara String Quartet.
FREE

THE Little Orchestra Society LOLLI-POPTM FALL SERIES:
PETER AND THE WOLF
Familytime! Series
Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10:30am and 12 noon
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 1pm and 2:30pm
The Little Orchestra Society, music director Dino Anagnost, presents Lolli-PopsTM for children ages 3-5. Bow the Panda, Toot the Bird, Buzz the Bee and Bang the Lion - each representing a different family of the orchestra - playfully help Mr. Maestro teach the ABC's of music! You may have seen and heard Peter before, but not this way! Prokofiev write this timeless classic for his children - enjoy it as it is brought to life by Bang, Bow, Buzz and Toot in a version that will bring a smile to every child's life.
Tickets $40 & $12
For tickets, call The Little Orchestra Society at 212-971-9500 or visit www.littleorchestra.org.

BARNES & NOBLE @ JOHN JAY STORYTIME! - IT'S THE FALL!
Familytime! Series
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 11am
Our hugely popular storytelling hour is back! Come and join us in our Theater Lobby as we share a very special storytime with children and caregivers, featuring back-to-school books.
FREE

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!
An Automythography written and performed by Meghan Duffy
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 7pm
This poignant memoir artfully rewrites some of the social scripts available to women and underscores the lasting impressions of the first-generation American experience.
Tickets $15 (CUNY Students FREE)
For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

THE Little Orchestra Society LOLLI-POPTM FALL SERIES:
ANIMAL TALES
Familytime! Series
Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10:30am and 12 noon
Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 1pm and 2:30pm
The Little Orchestra Society, music director Dino Anagnost, presents Lolli-PopsTM for children ages 3-5. Bow the Panda, Toot the Bird, Buzz the Bee and Bang the Lion - each representing a different family of the orchestra - playfully help Mr. Maestro teach the ABC's of music! This concert features Daniel Pinkham's music based on the Caldecott Award-winning children's book "Make Way for Ducklings."
Tickets $40 & $12
For tickets, call The Little Orchestra Society at 212-971-9500 or visit www.littleorchestra.org.

"DE NOVO" - Part 1: Lil' Silent
Written and directed by Jeffrey Solomon
Presented by Houses on the Moon Theater Company
The Art of Justice Series
Thursday - Saturday, November 12 - 14, 2009 at 7pm
A gripping true story of fourteen year-old Edgar Chocoy, who fled Guatemala to escape the largest gang in Central America, only to be sentenced to death by a flawed U.S. immigration system.
Tickets $15 (CUNY Students FREE)
For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

HIDDEN VOICES
Directed by Carli Gaughf
The Art of Justice Series
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 2pm
True stories of abandonment, drug abuse, loss, motherhood, imprisonment, healing and freedom are voiced by the women who lived them.
Tickets $15 (CUNY Students FREE)
For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

BARNES & NOBLE @ JOHN JAY STORYTIME! - EXTRA THANKFUL NOVEMBER
Familytime! Series
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 11am
Our hugely popular storytelling hour is back! Come and join us in our Theater Lobby as we share a very special storytime with children and caregivers, featuring books with Thanksgiving themes.
FREE

IL FURIOSO: THE BIRTH OF MODERN JUSTICE
(a dual language adaptation of Aeschylus' Eumenides with drums)
Directed by Seth Baumrin
Presented by John Jay's Department of Communication & Theatre Arts
The Art of Justice Series
Wednesday - Sunday, November 18 - 22, 2009 at 8pm
Il Furioso uses drumming, dance and Aeschylus' classical text, spoken in English and Spanish, to dig up the roots of justice, from bloody revenge to fair trail in multi-tribal Athens.
Tickets $10 (Students $5)
For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

THE Little Orchestra Society LOLLI-POPTM FALL SERIES:
THINGS THAT GO BANG!
Familytime! Series
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 10:30am and 12 noon
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 1pm and 2:30pm
The Little Orchestra Society, music director Dino Anagnost, presents Lolli-PopsTM for children ages 3-5. Bow the Panda, Toot the Bird, Buzz the Bee and Bang the Lion - each representing a different family of the orchestra - playfully help Mr. Maestro teach the ABC's of music! A friendly competition of pots, pans and paws shows how the percussion family makes music. Hear tunes composed by Anderson, Tchaikovsky, Britten and Gershwin.
Tickets $40 & $12
For tickets, call The Little Orchestra Society at 212-971-9500 or visit www.littleorchestra.org.

A BAROQUE HOLIDAY
Great Music for a Great City Series
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 7:30pm
Enhanced with readings by Eli Wallach, come hear a magical concert of music by baroque composers - Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell - that evokes memories of the joys and comforts of the holiday season.
FREE

BARNES & NOBLE @ JOHN JAY STORYTIME! - HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Familytime! Series
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 11am
Our hugely popular storytelling hour is back! Come and join us in our Theater Lobby as we share a very special storytime with children and caregivers, featuring books with holiday themes.
FREE

Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. Under the new direction of Executive Director Shannon R. Mayers, the Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.

For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.php.

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