A Catholic College Sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross
The week of April 9, 2012
PUBLISHED BY THE KING’S COLLEGE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
Theatre Department’s production to stir up the ‘Rumor’ mill
King’s Theatre Department will present a hilarious tale about
four affluent couples who arrive to a party and find their host has
been shot. An immediate cover-up follows and the evening spins
out of control in Neil Simon’s, Rumors.
Performances will be on April 12-14 and 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.
and April 15 at 3 p.m. in the King’s Theatre.
The play features four couples arriving at a party to celebrate
the deputy mayor and his wife’s wedding anniversary, only to
discover the deputy mayor has been shot. Comic complications
arise when, given everyone’s upper class status, the couples de-
cide to conceal the evening’s events from the police and media.
Cast includes Jason Alfono (Glenn Cooper), Amy Brown
(Officer Pudney), Mary Elchert (Cookie Cusack), Brandi George
(Chris Gorman), Nick Klem (Lenny Gano), Pelagia Minsavage
(Cassie Cooper), Drake Nester (Ken Gorman), Rachel Pompeii
(Claire Ganz), Tomas Taraszewski (Officer Welch) and Lukas
Tomasacci (Ernie Cusack).
Tickets are free for King’s students, faculty and staff, and
$10 general admission, $5 students/senior citizens. For more Students rehearse for an upcoming production of Neil Simon’s
information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at ext. 5825. ‘Rumors.’ Pictured are: Drake Nester and Brandi George.
Pizarro examines how disgust impacts morals and politics
Cornell University professor Dr. David Pizarro will deliver the focuses his research on moral judgment and moral intuitions,
annual Rev. Donald J. Grimes, C.S.C., Lecture, titled, “The Good, especially concerning moral responsibility and the permissibility
the Bad, and the Dirty: The Role of Disgust in Moral and Political or impermissibility of certain acts.
Judgment,” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, He has published articles in numerous journals, including the
April 10, in the Burke Auditorium. Social Psychology and Personality Science, Emotion, Cognition,
Pizarro will review a set of and Psychological Science.
recent studies exploring growing Pizarro received his doctorate in social psychology and a
evidence that the emotion of Master of Philosophy and a master’s degree from Yale University.
disgust – an emotion that likely He also served as a post-doctoral fellow at University of
evolved to protect individuals from California, Irvine.
physical contamination – plays a In 2006, the name of the lecture was changed to honor the
central role in moral and political late Rev. Donald Grimes, C.S.C., Professed Religious in the
judgment. Congregation of Holy Cross. From his arrival at King’s in 1972
The lecture is sponsored by until his death in 2005, Father Grimes served as a professor,
the Honors Program. counselor, administrator, and finally the VP of academic affairs.
An associate professor at For more information, contact Dr. William Irwin, director of the
Cornell University, Pizaaro Honors Program, at ext. 5493.
Piano virtuoso Ang Li to perform on April 12
Ang Li, an internationally acclaimed Center for the Performing Arts in China. featuring works by Wagner-Liszt, Haydn,
piano virtuoso, will present the works of She performed at Carnegie Hall in Chopin, and Chinese folk songs Kang
Haydn, Chopin, and Brahms during a free December. Ding Love Song, arranged by Chu
solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, At age six, Li had her first live Wanghua and Liu Yang River, arranged
April 12, in the J. Carroll McCormick performance at the Beijing Concert Hall. by Wang Jianzhong.
Campus Ministry Center. She made her orchestral debut at age Li earned a bachelor’s degree from
Li was ranked among the top 30 13 with The Little Orchestra Society of The Curtis Institute of Music, a master’s
pianists in the world by the 2009 Cliburn New York at Avery Fisher Hall. She also degree from Juilliard School in New
Competition. She has performed in performed with the Beijing Symphony York, and an artist diploma from Texas
numerous national and international Orchestra in 2008. Christian University.
venues, including the John F. Kennedy Li ‘s recitals have been broadcast on The performance is a part of the
Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Experiencing the Arts series.
Center for the Performing Arts, National WQXR-NY, and China Central Television. For more information, contact Robert
Arts Center in Ottawa, and National In 2008, she released a self-titled album, Yenkowski at ext. 6044.
Original works of King’s students on display in Widmann
The artistic vision and talents of mass communications
students, as well as original works produced in sculpture classes,
will be on display in the 24th Annual All-College and Variety of
Media exhibition from Tuesdau, April 10 through May 4 in the
Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Sat. and
Sun., as arranged.
A meet-the-artists reception will be held in the gallery on
Wednesday, April 11, from 6-8 p.m.
For more information, contact Michelle Leonard, Widmann
Gallery Coordinator, at ext. 5328, or visit the Experiencing the
Arts Calendar at www.kings.edu.
Pictured at right is an untitled photograph by mass
communications major Jessica Krzywicki of Mountain Top.