SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA—Wofford Theatre’s fall production, “Agamemnon” will take the stage Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 9-12. The month also will include artist talks featuring Wofford’s Eric William Carroll and Oscar Soto, as well as a discussion about the history of voting in Spartanburg and the 7th Annual Terrier Startup Challenge, where students will pitch their entrepreneurial ventures.
All events listed are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Please check the online calendar at calendar.wofford.edu for frequent updates. For athletics events, please go to athletics.wofford.edu.
For more information, contact Dudley Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-597-4538.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Voting: Spartanburg history and the importance of local elections
6:30 p.m., Franklin W. Olin Building, Room 101
Charles Mann, a community leader, and state Rep. Rosalyn Henderson-Myers will lead a conversation about the history of voting in Spartanburg and challenges that continue to exist.
Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 9-12
8 p.m., Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Wofford Theatre’s fall production is “Agamemnon,” an adaptation of the original play by Aeschylus. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at wofford.edu/boxoffice.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Goodall Visiting Fellows Talk by Eric William Carroll
5 p.m., Franklin W. Olin Building, Room 101
Eric William Carroll will give a talk on his photography, science and nature. His work explores the differences in how the world is experienced, organized and represented. Through his photographs, installations and performances, Carroll creates visual and emotional connections that span enormous distances in space and time. He is part of the Goodall Visiting Fellows program in Wofford’s Long Term Environmental Reflection project at Glendale Shoals Preserve.
Thursday, Nov. 17
7th Annual Terrier Startup Challenge
5:30 p.m., McMillan Theater, Mungo Student Center
This start-up pitch competition spotlights ventures led by Wofford students who are competing to win a portion of $10,000 in start-up funding. The contest is hosted by the Launch Program during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov.25
Campus closed for the Thanksgiving holiday; Campus reopens and classes resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
EARLY DECEMBER EVENT:
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Candlelight Carols and Lighting of the Menorah
6:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
All Wofford student choirs will perform during this festive tradition to kick off the holiday season.
GALLERY AND MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
“Anne Frank: A History for Today”
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library
“Anne Frank: A History for Today” brings to life the story of the young Jewish girl who – in the pages of her world-renowned diary – documented two years of hiding in German-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. By sharing Anne’s legacy with visitors, students and teachers, this traveling exhibit seeks to inspire our commitment to never be bystanders but instead to stand up together against antisemitism, bigotry and inequality.
Through Dec. 15
“Michaela Pilar Brown | CONTERMINOUS Elegies”
Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level
“Conterminous Elegies” investigates the process of grieving as a space, not solely for consideration of loss and mourning but an equal opportunity for the exploration of playfulness and joy. The experience of transitions within the course of any human life implies the sharing of and the shifting of boundaries; borders between the materially present and what is remembered; between imagination and the corporeal; between things and ideas.
Through Dec. 15
McCallum & Halsey: At Home and Abroad
Richardson Family Art Museum, upper level
Married for 60 years, the artists Corrie McCallum (1914-2009) and William Halsey (1915-1999) forged artistic paths both individually, and at times undeniably parallel. “At Home and Abroad” invites viewers to experience the familiar imagery of the Carolina Lowcountry and, as noted in the pair’s 1971 “A Travel Sketchbook,” the “people and places around the world,” that influenced their groundbreaking careers.
Through Dec. 15
False Starts Exhibition
Richardson Family Art Gallery, Richardson Center for the Arts.
“False Starts,” on display Oct. 24-Dec. 15. Oscar Soto, Wofford's studio arts manager, creates work combining a wide range of materials and processes, from 3D modeling and digital fabrication to traditional painting and woodworking. This exhibition is a reflection on the many paths available to artists who are often torn between their desire to explore and their need to advance. Soto will participate in an artist’s talk from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Richardson Family Art Museum.