This Week at the University of Mary Washington
God of Carnage
February 14 -24, 2019
Two children from upper-middle-class Brooklyn families get into a schoolyard tussle and their parents meet one evening to discuss the incident. While the evening begins with polite pleasantries and careful chit chat, it veers suddenly off course in a rum-fueled fishtail of epic proportions as the adults, themselves, devolve into bickering children. Yasmina Reza hilariously and savagely strips her characters down to their cores, giving them the green light to drop the niceties and take off the proverbial gloves. God of Carnage is a comic masterpiece born of red-hot tempers, the best of intentions, and humanity at its most primal.
Community Outreach and Resources’ Variety Show
February 15, 2019m 6:30 p.m.
Price: $3 for students $5 non-students
Community Outreach and Resources’ 10th annual Variety Show supports UMW’s Alternative Service Breaks with Habitat for Humanity. The event includes a raffle and silent auction before and during the show. Items include signed sports memorabilia, merchandise from local and national stores, gift cards and themed gift baskets. All proceeds from the raffle, auction and ticket sales go to Habitat for Humanity.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for non-students, and $10 for families (more than two people). They will be available at the door.
Colors of Africa
February 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Chandler Ballroom, University Center
Sponsored by the African Student Union, Women of Color, Brothers of a New Direction, and the James Farmer Multicultural Center
Colors of Africa seeks to celebrate the culture that Black people create. Whether it is Black people of the African continent, African Americans, or the Caribbean, Blackness is a traditional and multicultural experience and it ought to be celebrated as such.
Jazz Ensemble Black History Tribute: Iconic Greats
February 18, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
The Underground, Lee Hall
Celebrate Black History Month with the UMW Jazz Ensemble. Doug Gately, a senior lecturer in the Department of Music, directs this concert featuring music from iconic jazz artists.