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Urban Drama, Modern Dance and Shakespeare Are Among Offerings at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in March

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Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
718-488-1014

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Dynamic entertainment, ranging from a drama about women basketball players to dance theater that highlights West Indian culture, will take place at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in March.

Kumble Theater is located at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Wednesday-Sunday, March 3-7, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 6, 3:00 p.m.
Catalyst Productions in association with Kumble Theater Present "Shoot 2 Win" Written by Jo Martin, Josephine Melville and Tracey Daley. Adapted by Donna Augustin and directed by Tracey Moore.
Shoot 2 Win is a sassy, funny and gritty new play (straight from a stage in London, England) about seven outspoken women who are members of the Brooklyn Bed-Stuy Bulls basketball team. On court they try to play as one. Off court they are sometimes divided and fall prey to their own blend of March Madness. Tickets: $22; $15 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more

Tuesday, March 9, 8:00 p.m.
Long Island University Avena Lounge and Kumble Theater Present "An Evening of Hypnotism with Dr. Bengali"
Dr. Bengali’s Hypnosis Show returns for a night of extraordinary fun and entertainment. The accomplished and funny hypnotist has traveled around the world with his unusual entertainment act. Volunteers from the audience will be hypnotized, and the results are guaranteed to knock your socks off (so make sure they’re clean!). Free admission

Thursday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
Long Island University Latinos Unidos Organization Presents "Latin Fusion"
The lively sounds and rhythms of Latin America will vibrate throughout the theater during this unique collaboration of musicians and performers celebrating Latin culture. Tickets: $25; $15 for students and seniors

Friday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Independent Film New York and Kumble Theater Present "IFNY Monologue Slam"
On the heels of the first IFNY Slam, another group of talented actors will compete against each other for prizes and the IFNY championship title through a series of challenges and boot-camp-like exercises in front of industry judges. Tickets: $20

Wednesday, March 17, 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Community Works Presents "Ladies Sing the Blues"
In the tradition of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith and Alberta Hunter, celebrate and learn about the great ladies who sang the blues, featuring Harlem’s own Ghanniyyah Green and her ensemble. Tickets: $7. Contact Community Works at (212) 459-1854 or performances@communityworksnyc.org.

Wednesday-Sunday, March 17-21, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 20, 3:00 p.m.
Errol Grimes Dance Group Presents "Let's Crack Some Eggs"
Incorporating elements of West Indian folk culture, the Errol Grimes Dance Group presents the story of a Caribbean man living in the Diaspora, embracing childhood memories as a way to come to terms with the fracture of migration. Dance theater at its best! Tickets: $15; $10 for students and seniors

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 30-31, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, April 1-2, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 3, 3:00 p.m.
Long Island University Department of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre Presents "Twelfth Night"
"Love sought is good, but given unsought better," says Olivia in William Shakespeare's delightful comedy, "Twelfth Night," where the characters are pursuing, or being pursued as, objects of love. In order to win love, they’ll do anything, even dress like the opposite gender! This version is set in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Great music, hilarious disguises, mistaken identity and love triangles create a high-class, high-stakes game where anything can happen. As they say in New Orleans, "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" (Let the good times roll!) Tickets: $15; $12 for seniors and students

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 02/11/2010

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