Cornell College Events

Friday, May 4th

Time Event Title
12:00 pmSoftball at Lake Forest College Lake Forest, Ill.
MWC Tournament
3:00 pmMen's Outdoor Track & Field at Dr. Tucker Open Dubuque
3:00 pmWomen's Outdoor Track & Field at Dr. Tucker Open Dubuque
4:00 pmSoftball at Illinois College Lake Forest, Ill.
MWC Tournament
7:30 pmTheatre Production: August: Osage County
By Tracy Letts; Director: Jay Edelnant, guest director from the University of Northern Iowa May 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6 at 2 p.m. Their titles are firmly set in memory. Often, they are the great plays you saw or read. You know them: the How-Dysfunctional-Can-a-Family-Get plays. Start at the beginning: Agamemnon, Oedipus, Medea, King Lear, Macbeth, Richard the Third, Three Sisters, A Doll House, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Death of a Salesman, Little Foxes, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf . . . What’s the attraction? Is it sitting in the dark thinking: “OMG, maybe I don’t have it so tough at home after all!” or even better: “How did they know that—that’s my mother up there!” The appeal is enormous. As Tolstoy said: “All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." And the Westons, of Osage County, Oklahoma not only echo the great themes of the towering unhappy families but make their unhappiness uniquely American and contemporary. Tracy Letts won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 5 Tony Awards for August and followed it up with a Tony in 2012 for his performance as George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. His early plays, Killer Joe and Bug are bloody and provocative. His later work, The Man from Nebraska, August, Superior Donuts (yes, the one ripped off for the TV sit-com) are more contemplative and evocative. You’ve seen him on Seinfeld, Homeland, The Big Short, and Divorce. He’s been a company member of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago since 2002. You spent the holidays with your family. Spend May Day with the Westons. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students/youth, and free for Cornell College faculty, staff, and students with ID. Tickets can be reserved at 319.895.4293 or **Auditions for this production are open to the public. See the Department of Theatre and Dance web site at for more information.
8:00 pmOutdoor Movie Amphitheater next to King Chapel
Join PAAC for their LAST EVENT OF THE YEAR: Outdoor Movie! Come enjoy snacks and an outdoor showing of "Star Wars: Rogue One" in the Amphitheater at sunset! May the 4th be with you! (Rain location is Tarr Lounge)

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
May 3rd-May 5thTheatre Production: August: Osage County Kimmel Theatre

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