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Reimagining Food—with Some Help from Stanley Morgan

Goddard and the Isaacs Center are revamping our food production and distribution systems as part of the prestigious Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge.

Side by side photos of Aaron Rooney and Susan Matloff-Nieves with their latest publications

Leading With Words

Senior managers at Goddard and the Isaacs Center say academic writing gives them a chance to shape their fields while deepening their understanding of the work.

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19may 7:30PM

Flawed Choir

At a radio station in New York, Russian émigré actors record commercials. Business as usual isn’t so usual – yesterday The Maestro, the director of the theater in which they worked, died unexpectedly. He leaves a last will and testament, a final wish to accompany his journey. He wants the actors to sing his favorite song. A choir… Not everyone is thrilled with the Maestro’s final eccentric desire. The heroes reflect, fall in and out of conflict, they cannot decide what to do. Through disputes and dialogues, characters appear, destinies and families collapse, and, as it often happens, secrets come to light. This situation seems absurd, if only at first glance, and this is the intrigue of the Choir. In the finale, all that remains is to wipe away both tears of laughter and melancholy …

Tickets: $35/ Door $40

May 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 – Thursday – Saturday: 7:30pm

21may 3:00PM

Here Comes The Sun: Stories of Hope and Resiliency!

Join four creative writers explore their own special neighborhoods.

Discover sources of spirit and optimism in their imaginative view of urban life . Join us!

The writers for the program are Irvin Schonfeld, Constance H.Gemson, Pam Bens and Andreia Alfonso.