Calendar of Events

Set Design: Into the Woods, Into the Set, with Joe Lavigne

Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 pm

The Center is pleased to present a special opportunity to learn about set design with Company of Fools Production Manager Joe Lavigne as part of its BIG IDEA multidisciplinary project – Forests, Foraging and Fire. Lavigne, who has designed sets for Company of Fools since 2006, will lead students through the...

FREE Junior Patrons Circle Reception

Thursday, October 23, 5:00 pm

Join The Center’s Junior Patrons for drinks and a gallery tour of the exhibition Forests, Foraging and Fires. Bring a friend— all are welcome.

Set Design: Into the Woods, Into the Set, with Joe Lavigne

Thursday, October 23, 6:00 pm

The Center is pleased to present a special opportunity to learn about set design with Company of Fools Production Manager Joe Lavigne as part of its BIG IDEA multidisciplinary project – Forests, Foraging and Fire. Lavigne, who has designed sets for Company of Fools since 2006, will lead students through the...

Portland Cello Project

Saturday, October 25, 6:30 pm

Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from Prairie Home Companion, to that punk rock club in the part of town your grandma warns you not to go to...

Set Design: Into the Set, Into the Woods with Joe Lavigne

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 pm

The Center is pleased to present a special opportunity to learn about set design with Company of Fools Production Manager Joe Lavigne as part of its larger multidisciplinary project – Forests, Foraging and Fire. Lavigne, who has designed sets for Company of Fools since 2006, will lead students through the d...

Set Design: Into the Set, Into the Woods with Joe Lavigne

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 pm

The Center is pleased to present a special opportunity to learn about set design with Company of Fools Production Manager Joe Lavigne as part of its larger multidisciplinary project – Forests, Foraging and Fire. Lavigne, who has designed sets for Company of Fools since 2006, will lead students through the d...

Teen Workshop: Still Life Painting with Jennifer Bellinger

Saturday, November 1, 10:00 am

Join Sun Valley artist Jennifer Bellinger as she teaches students the fundamentals of still life painting. She will show students how to set up their own still life concentrating on lighting and positioning. The students will learn the basics of setting up a palette, the use of color, composition, and light a...

Teen Workshop: Still Life Painting with Jennifer Bellinger

Sunday, November 2, 10:00 am

Join Sun Valley artist Jennifer Bellinger as she teaches students the fundamentals of still life painting. She will show students how to set up their own still life concentrating on lighting and positioning. The students will learn the basics of setting up a palette, the use of color, composition, and light a...

FREE Evening Exhibition – Forests, Foraging and Fires

Thursday, November 6, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. Forests, Foraging and Fires will look at the forest as an ecosystem, a resource and a place of transformation. The project will consider what we take from the forest—both materially and spiritual...

Film Screening: Finding Vivian Maier

Thursday, November 6, 7:00 pm

Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s s...

Film Screening: This is Spinal Tap

Thursday, November 20, 7:00 pm

This cult film is a rock “mockumentary,” written, scored by and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap satirizing the wild personal behavior and musical pretentions of heavy metal bands. One of the great...

Guy Davis

Friday, December 12, 6:30 pm

Guy Davis is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer, but most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman.  The blues permeates every corner of Davis' creativity.  Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible t...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Thursday, December 18, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Friday, December 19, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Saturday, December 20, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Monday, December 22, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Tuesday, December 23, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Friday, December 26, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Saturday, December 27, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Sunday, December 28, 3:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Monday, December 29, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Tuesday, December 30, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

4th Annual New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash

Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 pm

Welcome in 2015 with fellow supporters of the arts at the New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash, a benefit for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts hosted by Sun Valley Resort and The Center’s Junior Patrons Circle. Revelers at River Run will enjoy a midnight toast and free champagne from 9 to 10 pm and Hollywood favo...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Thursday, January 1, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Friday, January 2, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Peter and the Starcatcher

Saturday, January 3, 7:00 pm

By Rick Elice • Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun! In this 5-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitles...

Will Shortz

Tuesday, January 13, 6:30 pm

Puzzle master for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, the crossword editor of the New York Times, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Shortz will engage the audience in a fun, informative and brain stimulating lecture that will address how puzzles are created, the curious his...

The Second City

Thursday, January 15, 7:00 pm

Back by popular demand—it’s Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre company, The Second City! From the battle of the sexes to the battles at the voting booth, The Second City provides a hilarious and insightful look into contemporary American culture.

The Second City

Friday, January 16, 7:00 pm

Back by popular demand—it’s Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre company, The Second City! From the battle of the sexes to the battles at the voting booth, The Second City provides a hilarious and insightful look into contemporary American culture.

Company of Fools Play Reading Series: Graceland by Ellen Byron

Saturday, January 17, 6:30 pm

The place is the front entrance of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion, the time, five o’clock in the morning, three days before the estate is to be opened to the public. Two ardent Presley fans, Bev and Rootie, are camped out before the gates, each determined to be the first to enter the ...

Company of Fools Play Reading Series: Graceland by Ellen Byron

Sunday, January 18, 6:30 pm

The place is the front entrance of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion, the time, five o’clock in the morning, three days before the estate is to be opened to the public. Two ardent Presley fans, Bev and Rootie, are camped out before the gates, each determined to be the first to enter the ...

Ethan Russell Lecture and Slideshow

Thursday, January 22, 6:30 pm

Author of the memoir Ethan Russell: An American Story and rock photographer of the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Who. He will share compelling behind-the scenes stories, illustrated with original photographs and music from his experience with these Rock n Roll greats. Part of The Center's 2014-2015 L...

7th Annual Casino Royale

Saturday, January 24, 7:00 pm

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts invites you to join us for the 7th Annual CASINO ROYALE hosted by Company of Fools—an exciting evening of gambling, cocktails and fundraising to benefit Sun Valley Center for the Arts and its theatrical wing Company of Fools. Over the past few years, CASINO ROYALE has beco...

An evening with Bill Payne

Friday, January 30, 6:30 pm

Bill Payne co-founded, with Lowell George, the band Little Feat. He is considered by many other piano rock musicians, including Elton John, to be one of the finest American piano rock and blues music artists. In addition to his trademark barrelhouse blues piano, he is noted for his work on other keyboard inst...

Shankar Vedantam

Thursday, February 5, 6:30 pm

NPR social science correspondent and author of The Hidden Brain, Vedantam speaks nationwide about the link between science and human behavior. With expertise and insight he explores the role of our unconscious mind in dictating many of our deeply rooted feelings, prejudices, biases and expressions. Part of...

Proof

Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Thursday, February 12, 7:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Friday, February 13, 8:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Saturday, February 14, 8:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Thursday, February 19, 7:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Friday, February 20, 8:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Saturday, February 21, 8:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Sunday, February 22, 3:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Friday, February 27, 8:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Proof

Saturday, February 28, 8:00 pm

By David Auburn • On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own emotions; the arrival of her sister and the attentions of Hal, a student of her fat...

Ann Patchett

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 pm

A celebrated writer and the owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, Ann Patchett is a champion of literary culture. In this presentation hear from the author who is described as "a woman of wisdom, determination, generosity and courage" by her friend and novelist Elizabeth Gilbert. Patchett is the a...

Dance Workshop with Brian Sanders and JUNK

Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 pm

Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most ...

Brian Sanders’ JUNK

Thursday, March 19, 6:30 pm

Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most ...

TorQ Percussion Group

Saturday, April 18, 6:30 pm

TorQ Percussion Quartet was formed by four Canadian percussionists looking to add new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance. Renowned for their engaging performances and repertoire, TorQ is also committed to commissioning new works for percussion quartet from both established and up-and- coming co...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Thursday, July 2, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday, July 3, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Thursday, July 9, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday, July 10, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Saturday, July 11, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Thursday, July 16, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday, July 17, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Saturday, July 18, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Monday, July 20, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Saturday, July 25, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

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