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New Summer Series, Hip Hop, Puppetry, Political Satire at the Redfern

From Jackie Hooper, Redfern Arts Center:

Keene State’s Redfern Arts Center celebrates its 35th year with an expanded 2016-17 Presenting Season, launching a new and fun-filled Summer Family Series as well as a diverse array of performances throughout the year, bringing world-class artists to Keene and the Greater Monadnock region.

Throughout the season, the Redfern invites the KSC campus, local community members, and partners to participate and collaborate in a range of exciting exchanges and immersive experiences with artists. The Creative Connections program provides free engagement activities and points of entry into our performance season and encourages creative discoveries on and off our stages. From free pre- and post-performance talks, lively community workshops, masterclasses, and intimate discussions with visiting artists, to exhibits and performance installations in public spaces, the Redfern generates opportunities for audiences to dig deeper into art, artists, and the creative process.

Tickets for the new season go on sale Monday, August 1 to members only, and to the general public two weeks later on Monday, August 15. Memberships can be purchased by phone 603-358-2168 and in person when the Redfern Box Office is open. After August 15, tickets can also be purchased online. For membership information, visit

Highlights include:

  • The Redfern Arts Center free Summer Family Series in July and August begins with the outdoor Family Film Series “Classics on the Quad” on Saturday evenings and concludes with the USAF Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue jazz ensemble concert.
  • Redfern’s Fall and Spring Season Kick-Off Party
  • Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You’re Electing
  • Lil Buck and Ashley Bathgate: What Moves You
  • The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert: Benoit Charest, Composer-Conductor
  • United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
  • The Voices of Terezin Project: Apple Hill String Quartet and Brundibar
  • Walnut Street Theatre: Last of the Red Hot Lovers
  • Dahlia Nayer: 2125 Stanley Street
  • Cyro Baptista: Beat the Donkey
  • Puppet Showplace Theater: Tall Tales! Stories and Songs from New England
  • Wakka Wakka Productions: Made in China
  • Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers: Home/S. 9th St.

For more on all films and performances, visit’s news page.

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Sarah Kossayda
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