Performing Arts, Films, Public Talks Announced
Columbus, OH—The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to launch its presale period for fall performing arts and select film and visiting filmmaker events. Tickets are on sale now through September 6 for Wexner Center members; tickets can be purchased online at wexarts.org or by phone at 614-292-3535 during this period. Tickets go on sale to the general public September 7 (two Next@Wex music events—Hallogallo 2010 and a rare live show by Van Dyke Parks—are currently on sale to all).
Full details on the fall events: wexarts.org/about/seasonpreview/
Among the highlights:
Anna Deavere Smith, star of stage and screen, bringing her solo tour de force Let Me Down Easy, about coping with illness and injury, February 22–27, 2011, to the historic Lincoln Theatre.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green, with his “live documentary,” Utopia in Four Movements, November 19.
The Wex's first-ever programming collaboration with Franklin Park Conservatory: Susurrus, a site-specific audio play involving iPods at the conservatory, October 14–24.
The return of Belgium’s les ballets C de la B, in the kickoff to the dance season October 8.
Talks by Art Spiegelman (Maus) and Matt Groening (The Simpsons), both cosponsored events that are also part of Ohio State’s Festival of Cartoon Art in October.
A visit by Gremlins director Joe Dante, kicking off a monthlong series of his films in October.
The ZOOM Family Film Festival returns December 2–5, with the Midwest premiere of the festival hit The Crocodiles from Germany and some rare Jim Henson gems.
The Wexner Center is extending its critically acclaimed Mark Bradford exhibition through October 10.