A scintillating film-noir-style Japanese romance, a visiting German choir performing Bach's masterpiece, and "She's Beautiful When She's Angry"...experience arts and culture at Converse!

Nov. 10, 6:00 PM
Artists Jena Thomas and Mary Carlisle will present a Gallery Talk discussing New Narratives and their respective art processes. The exhibition will reflect the academic specialty and individual creative endeavors of Thomas and Carlisle, two new Department of Art & Design faculty members at Converse.

Nov. 5, 7:00 PM

Completed in 1747, J. S. Bach's stupendous Mass in B Minor represents both the culmination of the great composer's life work and the apex of hundreds of years' worth of European church music traditions. Celebrated German choral conductor, Thomas Strauss leads a performance of the Mass Strauss' group, the Ortenau Bach Choir, who will join forces with the Las Vegas Brass and German Bass soloist, Clemens Morgenthaler, the Spartanburg Festival Chorus, and Petrie School faculty and students to offer the work in its spectacular entirety to Spartanburg audiences for the first time in many years.

Nov. 16-19, 8:00 PM; Nov. 20, 2:00 PM

Theatre Converse will reimagine Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece of Japanese theatre in the scintillating style of American film noir. Our production blends traditional bunraku puppetry and bold physical movement to create a shadowy world of secret courtesans and swarthy detectives. This rich tragedy finds new poetic resonance in the hands of our talented artists as the all-consuming costs of forbidden love are revealed.

Nov. 17, 6:30 PM

In the  early 1960s, American employment ads were divided into two categories: jobs for men and jobs for women. Women could not hold credit cards in their own names. Graduate and professional schools routinely denied admission to qualified women on the grounds that they would be "taking a seat from a man." In many states, women were not called to serve on juries. She's Beautiful When She's Angry resurrects the history of these tumultuous times chronicling how the women's rights movement swept the nation and changed the world for future generations of women. Join us for a screening of a documentary film on the birth of the women's liberation movement in the 1960s followed by a panel discussion.

Nov. 16-19, 8:00 PM; Nov. 20, 2:00 PM

Nov. 18, 1:00 PM

Dec. 2, 8:00 PM

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