Calendar 2010 November Campus Events

Purchase College, State university of New York is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY  Web site: 

Purchase Repertory Theatre
American Buffalo
By David Mamet
Directed by Christopher McCann
Performing Arts Center Nov. 3-13
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or

Wednesday, November 3 at 8 PM
Friday, November 5 at 8 PM
Saturday November 6 at 2 PM
Thursday, November 11 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 13 at 8 PM

A coin collector stumbles across a valuable buffalo nickel in a small Chicago junk shop and purchases it for only $90.  Later, Don the shop owner, comes to believe the coin was worth far more than this and he has been unfairly taken advantage of.  He is determined to steal the coin back and  elicits help from Bobby,  a young friend and Teach, a paranoid and violent braggart.  The three conspirators fancy themselves as businessmen pursuing the legitimate concerns of free enterprise. In reality they are small time crooks. Their plotting erupts in violence when their failure becomes apparent and the frustration becomes unbearable.

Humanities Theatre
November 4, 5, 6 at 8 PM
The Melody Lingers On
By Caliaf St. Aubyn
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students
An original piece filled with live music, song and dance of the Motown era.
Phone 915-251-6591

Purchase Repertory Theatre
House of Bernarda Alba by Garcia Lorca
Directed by Nancy Gabor
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or

Thursday, November 4 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 6 at 8 PM
Wednesday, November 10 at 8 PM
Friday, November 12 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 13 at 2 PM

In a small Spanish town, adult daughters rebel against the repressive tyranny of their domineering mother, who is intent upon thwarting their dreams of love and marriage in order to preserve the family reputation.  A twentieth century masterpiece, this is a play about the nature of fascism, the power of sexual desire, and the effect of societal rules on the human psyche.

Humanities Theatre
November 11, 12, 13 
By Catherine Dominguez
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

An update of the classical medieval play of one man coming to terms with death.  Call 914-251-6591

Purchase Percussion Ensemble
November 18 at 8 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Conducted by Dominick Donato

Students from the Conservatory of music perform contemporary works.
Concert will feature the premiere of Eric Nathan’s Bright Light-a new quartet written for the Purchase Percussion Ensemble.  Eric is currently a PhD student at Cornell and is originally from Larchmont, NY.  The concert will also include Synchronisms No. 5 by Mario Davidovsky, DaRimiGil by Seung-Ah Oh and others.  Call 914-251-5925 for information

Humanities Theatre
November 18, 19, 20 at 8 PM
The Humanity School aka “School of Life (and some Death)”
By Sylvia Havranbkova
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

The great playwrights of early modern and modern eras meet, take lessons and critiques, and learn a bit about each other.  Call 914-251-6591

Purchase Symphony Orchestra
November 19 at 8 PM
Performing Arts Center
Conducted by Michael Adelson
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or

Michael Adelson, conducts students from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music in a program of classical music. A composer and educator, he is on the staff of the New York Philharmonic and conductor of the Auros Group for New Music.

Purchase College Day of Percussion
November 20 from 9:30 AM-6 PM
Directed by Dominick Donato
Conservatory of Music Recital Hall, Room 0082, Music Building
Conservatory of Music students perform contemporary and traditional percussion music including original compositions. Call 914-251- 5925 for information.

Purchase Dance Conservatory
MFA Concert
November 19, 20 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $5 sold at door

Conservatory of Dance graduate students Min Ha Cha, Eve Chan, Brett Gafinkel, Jiwon Lee, Eva Martin, Eric Rivera, perform original choreography in both classical ballet and modern dance.  Call 914-251-6800 for information. 

Purchase Dance Corps Presents Nutcracker ’10
Starring Ashley Bouder and Jared Angle Principal Dancers with
the New York City Ballet
Performing Arts Center
November 30-December 5
Tickets $55, 45, 30
Box Office 914-251-6200 or

Nutcracker ’10 stars Ashley Bouder and Jared Angle, Principal Dancers with the New York City Ballet, who are returning to perform in the region’s best loved production of this classic tale. The Purchase Dance Corps lights up the Performing Arts Center along with more than 200 area children and nearly 200 Conservatory of Dance students to create a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family. The production features choreography by Conservatory of Dance faculty members Larry Clark, Ted Kivitt, Rosanna Seravalli, Stephanie Tooman, and Megan Williams. Artistic Director is Bettijane Sills, former New York City Ballet soloist and Conservatory ballet faculty member of White Plains, NY. The Conservatory of Dance is recognized as a preeminent international center for training professional dancers and choreographers.