• Jun. 13–Sep. 25Portraits of Freedom Art Exhibition

    Portraits of Freedom Art Exhibition

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    • Sat., Jun. 13–Fri., Sep. 25, Nacogdoches Railroad Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    Portraits of Freedom is a juried student art exhibition featuring runaway slaves from newspaper advertisements compiled by the Texas Runaway Slave Project. The exhibition features drawings, lithographs, paintings and screen prints created by art students at Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Christian University and Lamar University. Interpretive panels contextualize what is displayed.

    Exhibition hours are Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. An opening reception takes place Thursday, June 11, 5–7:30 p.m. at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Annex, 203 W. Main St.

    Sponsored by Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches Jaycees, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and Humanities Texas.

  • Jul. 2–Jul. 17The Emperor's New Clothes: The Musical

    The Emperor's New Clothes: The Musical

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    Book by Karen Boettcher-Tate; Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
    • Thu., Jul. 2:
      • 2 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
      • 6:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Sun., Jul. 5, 2 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Tue., Jul. 7, 2 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Sat., Jul. 11, 6:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Tue., Jul. 14, 10 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Wed., Jul. 15:
      • 2 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
      • 6:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Fri., Jul. 17, 10 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (SummerStage Festival)

    When mischievous swindlers persuade a vain emperor that they can outfit him in a suit so glamorous that it’s invisible to fools, he falls for their scheme with hilarious results. One of the world’s most beloved children’s stories is freshly enhanced with original songs in various pop styles. Be a part of the School of Theatre’s summer tradition of zany, colorful, educational entertainment for kids of all ages.

    Single tickets: $7.50 for adult/senior/student. July 2, 6:30 p.m. performance is "Pay-What-You-Can" (sponsored by Wal-Mart). General admission. Please call for group discounts. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Jul. 3First Friday Films: “Manufactured Landscapes”

    First Friday Films: “Manufactured Landscapes”

    • Fri., Jul. 3, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    “Manufactured Landscapes” documents renowned artist Edward Burtynsky, whose work creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris.

  • Jun. 26–Jul. 17The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

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    Tennessee Williams
    • Fri., Jun. 26, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Sat., Jun. 27, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Thu., Jul. 9, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Fri., Jul. 10, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Sun., Jul. 12, 2 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Tue., Jul. 14, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Thu., Jul. 16, 6:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Fri., Jul. 17, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (SummerStage Festival)

    The unforgettable characters stand out in the story that launched Williams’ career as America’s greatest playwright: the faded southern belle, Amanda Wingfield, her daughter Laura (as fragile as the shimmering animals of the title), Laura’s compassionate, frustrated brother Tom, and the “gentleman caller” that rocks their delicately balanced world. Don’t miss this chance to see a favorite American masterpiece.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. June 27, 7:30 p.m. performance is "Pay-What-You-Can" (sponsored by Wal-Mart). General admission. Please call for group discounts. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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