At the Rita: Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities

At the Rita

3 Sisters

3 Sisters

FreshINK Free Staged Reading
Adapted by Anne Walaszek
Based on the play by Anton Chekov

Feb 21-22, 2020

A new adaptation written by Parkside alum and developed by Parkside Playwriting Workshop participants.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Brian Gill

Apr 3-26, 2020  |  Main Stage Theatre

Classic yet shockingly relevant to our own issues of identity, rebellion, family loyalties, and the right to love.

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The Complete Works...

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Apr 4-25, 2020  |  Main Stage Theatre

Three brave actors attempt to perform everything written by Shakespeare. HILARIOUS!

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Noon Concerts

Chicago Koto Group

Free Noon Concert

Feb 21  |  12 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

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Rachel Velvikis

Symphony and Community Orchestra

with Howard Brown Artist-in-Residence, Rachel Velvikis, French horn

Mar 7  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

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Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble and Community Band

Happy Birthday, Beethoven

Mar 12  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of this exciting composer

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2019-2020 Season

The 38th consecutive season of the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series includes 15 internationally acclaimed films, each have been recognized for excellence in numerous international film festivals and competitions around the world such as the Sundance Film Festival, the European Film Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival.

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Deb Sukolow Work

Deb Sokolow: Loose History


Feb 4-Apr 9  |  Fine Arts Gallery
Reception  Mar 19  |  5-7 pm
Discussion  Mar 19  |  4-5 pm

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Sky Hopinka Still

Sky Hopinka


Feb 4-Mar 20  |  Mathis Gallery
Reception  Mar 11  |  4-6 pm
Artist Talk  Mar 11  |  3-4pm

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Carthage College Student Art Work

Intercollegiate Exchange Exhibition with Carthage College

Feb 11-Mar 11  |  Foundation Gallery
Reception  Feb 13  |  4-6 pm

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Box Office


The Rita, Ground Floor
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lot B, C

About The Rita

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has continued to build a reputation as an outstanding liberal arts institution with particularly strong fine arts programs. With The Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts & Humanities, our state-of-the-art instructional facilities and stunning performance venues match our award-winning academic programs and provide even greater community access. Read more about The Rita.

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