Bill Broun holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston. He is Associate Professor of English at East Stroudsburg University. Broun spent years as a news reporter, music journalist, and news editor in Texas. He was employed as a copyeditor at a host of British newspapers and magazines. His own writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, the Times (London), the Times Literary Supplement, and more.
Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. He is the author of six novels, including his debut work, the 1999 novel, The Intuitionist, and the National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad. He has also published two books of non-fiction. In 2002, he received a MacArthur Fellowship (Genius Grant). In 2017, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad. The work re-imagines the history of slavery and escape by using a literal railroad as the means enslaved Africans used for escape. He is the first writer in decades to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Click HERE for author's website.
Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other giant puppet creatures in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain children! Click HERE for artist's website.
FREE Curtain Warmer | 6:30pm | Wildlands Conservancy, Lehigh Valley's nonprofit land trust, brings some of nature's fascinating critters to our lobby to create lasting connections between audience members and nature.
Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies merge in this premier troupe’s presentation of Les Sylphides, set to Chopin’s Seventh Waltz, and Shakespeare’s timeless romance, Romeo and Juliet, with Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score.
With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper,this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit won six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. Click HERE for artist's website.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker and there are over 10 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.
This wild and wacky Canadian circus quintet is acrobatic, poetic and humorous. Sometimes comical, sometimes nostalgic, their unique post-apocalyptic characters masterfully manipulate various props such as a teeterboard, juggling clubs, drum kits and even bath towels to make you laugh while you stand up and cheer for humanity. Click HERE for artist's website.
Abdullah Ibrahim welcomes musicians from his youth and the original Jazz Epistles band to reimagine music for his Ekaya Chamber Ensemble. This historic music was almost lost forever — only 500 copies were made in 1959, buried, and rediscovered decades later after the tyranny of apartheid in South Africa. Please note: There has been a change to the performers for this concert. Hugh Masekela, originally scheduled for this concert, passed away and will be replaced by former Count Basie Orchestra trumpeter Freddie Hendrix.