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October 2021

The War of the Worlds

October 28 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This work looks back through history and speaks to our times. Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ radio adaptation and the wild reaction it inspired, Rhum and Clay’s The War of the Worlds wrestles with the media and the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.

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Film screening: There Is No Evil

October 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am

RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the October 29 dicussion with the film’s director, Mohammad Rasoulof.  The film will be made available October 26-28 and the link will be emailed to registrants ahead of time.  About the film: Filmed in secret and banned in its home country, Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning film is an anthology of four short stories, each focused on a person affected by the capital punishment system in a country that commits more executions per capita…

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Halloween Concert: Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Wind Symphony

October 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The annual Halloween Concert by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and the Stanford Wind Symphony will include everything from chills to thrills, ending with the annual Costume Competition and a lucky winner serving as guest conductor for the encore.  Program I. Stanford Symphony OrchestraPaul Phillips, conductor Pirates of the Caribbean – Klaus Badelt Seven O’Clock Shout – Valerie Coleman Theme from Jurassic Park – John Williams Pines of Rome: IV. “The Pines of the Appian Way” – Ottorino Respighi II. Stanford Wind SymphonyRussell…

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November 2021

CCSRE Chautauqua | Ato Quayson | Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature

November 4 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us on November 4th for our autumn quarter Faculty Research Fellows Chautauqua. This book salon event will feature 2021-2022 fellow Ato Quayson focusing on his new book, Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Branislav Jakovljević (Theater and Performance Studies). Ato Quayson is the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English at Stanford.  His book examines tragedy and tragic philosophy from the Greeks through Shakespeare to the present…

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Queer Horror Gravest Hits with Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi

November 5 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Anthony Hudson as alter ego Carla Rossi, “Portland’s premier drag clown,” comes to Bing for a two-night residency. A member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Hudson finds inspiration in the drama and tension living in the in-between of race and sexual orientation in white pop culture. Hosted by Carla Rossi and culled from four years of Queer Horror’s short film nights at Portland’s historical Hollywood Theatre, Gravest Hits presents the silliest and most ghoulish international horror shorts by, starring, and about queers.…

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Carla Rossi Does Drag

November 6 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Featuring song, monologue, too many wigs, and interactive “Rossivision” video and scenography with sequences celebrating and lampooning Chicago, Celine Dion, Russian Doll, Birds of Prey, Netflix’s The Circle, and more, Carla Rossi Does Drag is a brand new theatrical experience that is equal parts greatest hits collection and video cabaret, all decked out in the signature surreality of Carla’s world.

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Main Stage | “As Soon As Impossible”

November 11 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

This World Premiere of As Soon As Impossible is directed by Professor Samer Al-Saber, and written by Roberta Denning Visiting Artist Betty Shamieh. As Soon As Impossible is a comedy that explores the relationship between two older men, Ramsey and Arthur, an Iraqi-American and a WASP. Their annual summer fishing trip is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of Ramsey’s granddaughter, Layla, who claims to be on the run. With Arthur’s suspicions raised, Ramsey may get more than he bargained for when…

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Auditions | “Pali/Altaf” TAPS Winter Main Stage

November 15 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Inspired by the story “Pali” by Bhisham Sahni, adapted for the stage by Dustin Nakao-Haider and Suhaila Meera. Four-year-old Pali is separated from his Hindu family during the chaos of India’s 1947 Partition. Left behind in newly-formed Pakistan, he is adopted by a kind Muslim couple, with whom he lives for seven years — until one day, his biological father arrives to bring him back to India. Caught between two nations, two religions, two families, and two names, Pali/Altaf embodies the violence…

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December 2021

Voice Studio of Benjamin Liupaogo: “The Variety 73” – NEW VENUE!

December 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The voice students of Benjamin Liupaogo perform in this cabaret-style show, with each student singing two songs. Selections will vary from Musical Theatre, Classical Repertoire, Jazz, and other genres. ADMISSION INFORMATION Free admission Please read our COVID-19 Safety information.

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Pink Martini Holiday Spectacular

December 12 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pound for pound, no other band does what Pink Martini does. Fronted by the dynamic vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini has performed with more than 50 of the world’s great orchestras and recorded nine albums. With the combined power of a dozen musicians, they offer a rollicking mix of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop. Come break in the holidays with a swingin’ good time at the Bing.

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January 2022

Cliff Cardinal’s Huff

January 27, 2022 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

★★★★★“Shape-shifting Cliff Cardinal excels in thisvisceral tale of addiction, violence and abuse.”—The Guardian One of Canada’s most important emerging theatrical voices, Cree actor and playwright Cliff Cardinal’s acclaimed solo play delivers an unabashed view of the realities facing Indigenous youth growing up on First Nations Reserves across Turtle Island (North-Central America). Huff is a wrenching yet darkly comic tale of Wind and his brothers, caught in a torrent of solvent abuse, struggling to cope with the death of their mother. Huff is a story…

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An Evening with an Immigrant: Inua Ellams

January 29, 2022 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, award winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 at age 12, moved to Ireland for three years, and then returned to London to work as a writer and graphic designer. Littered with poems, stories, and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin,…

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February 2022

Falling for Make Believe with Ryan J. Haddad

February 25, 2022 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ryan J. Haddad—the 2020 recipient of the Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award—has harbored a true love for theater since his childhood. When he was five, he created the Haddad Theater for his family to put on plays. As an actor today, Haddad can be seen in popular TV shows such as The Politician, Madame Secretary, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In Falling for Make Believe, Haddad draws on stories from his childhood in a witty, whimsical memoir full of showtunes.

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April 2022

Sea Sick: Written and performed by Alanna Mitchell

April 7, 2022 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This unique performance unites personal memoir, theatrical presentation, and a scientific deep dive. Mitchell, a science journalist whose research on human impacts on the ocean’s chemistry led to many unexpected adventures, has created a lecture-cum-performance that diagnoses the state of the seas.

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Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? Mozart’s Requiem with Stanford Chamber Chorale

April 30, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Everyone’s favorite down-to-earth explainer of all types of music returns to Stanford Live. Kapilow illustrates key points of the music and its creators before moving into a performance of the piece. To top off the experience, Kapilow and the musicians take part in a lively, in-depth audience Q&A. In this spring performance, the Stanford Chamber Chorale joins Kapilow to perform Mozart’s Requiem.

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May 2022

And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears

May 20, 2022 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Retracing the path her great-great-grandparents took during the forced relocation of more than 17,000 Cherokee from their homelands in the 1830s, Cherokee performance artist and activist DeLanna Studi seeks to understand her identity and the conflicts of her nation. This powerful, theatrical memoir draws on interviews, historical research, and the Studis’ personal experience to convey the complexities and conflicts the Cherokee continue to wrestle with today.

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