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Coming to the Redfern: A Neuroscientist, an Antarctic Explorer, and a Recovering Mathematician …

From Jackie Hooper, Redfern:

What do you get when you mix a neuroscientist with an Antarctic explorer and a recovering mathematician? The spectacular range of performing artists that will bring a medley of intriguing events to the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College this winter and spring.

Tickets to these performances make great holiday gifts and something that can be enjoyed during the long days of winter. Your gift of Redfern tickets includes the Redfern’s Meet and Greet artists’ receptions, roundtable talks, and Q&A sessions before and after shows.

The Redfern’s winter/spring season promises to lift you out of the winter doldrums with four entertaining performances, including:

  • Gioia de Cari presents Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through MIT’s Male Math Maze (Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.): Truth Values is a hilarious one-woman show based on the actual experiences of playwright, actress and “recovering mathematician” Gioia de Cari. A former PhD candidate in the elite boy’s club of the MIT math department, de Cari presents a comical, caustic, perceptive, yet eventually uplifting glimpse of what it takes to be a professional woman in a male-dominated arena. Gioia De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a hilarious and deeply touching performance.
  • The Phantom Limb Company presents 69° South: The Shackleton Project (Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.): Fresh from a successful run in New York, Phantom Limb Company brings the gripping tale of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton back to life in a daring new form that incorporates puppetry, performance, visual art, and film. Featuring a haunting score by the award-winning Kronos Quartet, _69° South _conjures up an unforgettable world of ice and darkness, where the only force stronger than the elements is the endurance of the human spirit.
  • The Acting Company presents William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors (Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.): One of America’s most acclaimed theatre companies performs this beloved Shakespearean classic, a high-spirited farce that never fails to entertain. When two sets of identical twins are separated at birth, the ensuing identity crises result in accidental seductions, daring heists, and more. The Redfern is proud to co-present The Acting Company’s performance at the Colonial Theatre in Keene.
  • Everett Dance Theatre presents Brain Storm (Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.): After years of research into the science of gray matter, Everett Dance Theatre has produced a show that combines dance, video, and a healthy dose of humor to untangle the neurons of the human brain. Redfern is part of the premier New England tour of this innovative dance performance that unites the arts and sciences in a mind-bending masterwork of an experience that your brain cells won’t soon forget.

The Redfern’s 30th season is funded in part by corporate sponsors Northeast Delta Dental, C&S Wholesale Grocers, The Kingsbury Fund, and Peerless Insurance., Funding was also provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts Expeditions and New England States Touring programs made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the six New England state art agencies.

More information about the Redfern’s winter/spring season, including outreach opportunities and other special events, can be found at, where visitors can also subscribe to updates from the Redfern’s e-newsletter and Facebook page.

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