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February 2019

Spamalot pre-performance lecture: Sarah Harlan-Haughey

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20 for a pre-show lecture, presented in conjunction with the Collins Center for the Arts. Sarah Harlan-Haughey, Associate Professor of English, will be the featured speaker. With a specialty in Medieval literature, Literature and the Environment, Folklore and Oral Traditional Studies, the talk is sure to provide an enlightening backdrop to the play. Refreshments will be served. SPAMALOT: This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic, Monty Python…

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March 2019

Adam Barr: “Made for TV: Writing to Keep Hollywood Relevant”

March 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Will and Grace

This event is part of the Stephen E. King Chair Spring Lecture Series Public Lecture: Friday, March 1st, 4:30pm (refreshments beginning at 4:00). Wells Conference Center. Adam Barr, "Made for TV: Writing to Keep Hollywood Relevant" Adam Barr is a writer and producer of film and television in Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine, where he attended Lewiston High School, then went on to study American History & Literature at Harvard University. For nearly 30 years,…

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TV Writers’ Room Workshop with Adam Barr

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, 04469 United States
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Will and Grace

This event is part of the King Chair Spring Lecture Series TV Writers’ Room Workshop with Adam Barr: Saturday, March 2nd, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Memorial Union. (Free) Curious about how television gets made? Do you like to write or act? Have you ever watched television? Come join Emmy Award-winning television writer and Executive Producer of Will & Grace Adam Barr as he leads a hands-on workshop on the essentials of creating an original episode of TV. In a fun, three-hour session, you’ll…

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April 2019

Public Lecture: Lisa Klein

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ophelia book jacket

This event is part of the King Chair Spring Lecture Series Public Lecture: Thursday, April 4th or 11th (exact date and time TBD) Lisa Klein, former Shakespeare professor and author of the popular young adult novel “Ophelia” (now a soon-to-be-released major motion picture), will talk about how she went from studying Shakespeare to reinventing his most famous female character for a new generation of readers and viewers. A showing of the film will precede her lecture (place and time TBD).…

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