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Friday, October 6th

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All day-Oct 8th

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

Admissions Multi-Media Room
Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is October 6-8, 2017. Join us on Saturday morning in the Hancock Center for the Sixth Annual Alumni Awards Presentation. Afterward, gather at the Alumni Family Picnic on the Campus Green or head over to Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field to watch the Red Foxes take on Columbia in football. There’s something for everyone! Fall is a busy time of year in the Hudson Valley, so make your overnight reservation now! For a list of area accommodations, please visit maristconnect.marist.edu/homecoming.
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Dedication in Memory of Dr. Jeptha Lanning '53

LT Lower Level Lobby
Join us in remembering Dr. Jeptha Lanning, Professor Emeritus
of Communication and Heritage Professor, who passed away
on Feb. 5, 2017. In his 29 years at Marist, Jep served as the
first moderator of the Theatre Guild and chair of the English
Department and played an integral role in developing the
Communication Arts major. He was also a key influence in
establishing the internship program and in maintaining the
Marist Abroad program.
8:00 pm

Marist Theater Program and MCCTA, Neil Simon Showcase

Nelly Goletti Theatre
Humor, warmth, and family drama will take center stage at the Nelly Goletti Theatre between Oct. 5 and Oct. 15 as the Marist Theatre Program and Marist College Club of Theatre Arts (MCCTA) produce a Neil Simon Showcase featuring two of the playwright's most beloved works: "Jake’s Women" and "Lost in Yonkers". Two talented casts of students and guest performers will take on these timeless works over two weekends.

Directed by James Steinmeyer, "Jake’s Women" centers on Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, as he faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females.

"Lost in Yonkers", directed by Matt Andrews, is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady's doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

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