The John and Joan Mullen Center for the
Villanova’s new Center for the Performing Arts is a hub for performances, creativity, engagement, and exploration for the University’s performing arts community - enriching Villanova’s campus and enhancing educational opportunities across the University.
NOW ON STAGE
JAN 25, 2023
Evening of Song with the Curtis Institute
Wonderfully trained musicians share an evening of song..
FEB 2, 2023
Smith Studio Lab Theater
Presented by Villanova Graduate Students
is a thought experiment about whether an object that has had all of its original components replaced remains the same object. According to legend, Theseus, the mythical Greek founder-king of Athens, had rescued the children of Athens from King Minos after slaying the minotaur and then escaped on a ship to Delos. Every year, the Athenians commemorated this legend by taking the ship on a pilgrimage to Delos to honor Apollo. The question was raised by ancient philosophers: After several centuries of maintenance, if every part of the Ship of Theseus had been replaced, one at a time, was it still the same ship?
In contemporary philosophy, this thought experiment has applications to the philosophical study of identity over time, and has inspired a variety of proposed solutions in contemporary philosophy of mind concerned with the persistence of personal identity.
FEB 9, 2023
63 on 63 – THE LOYOLA PROJECT
In 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago broke racial barriers and changed college basketball forever.
Now, nearly 60 years later, this legendary team is reexamined by Loyola basketball player and co-captain, Lucas Williamson. Woven together with archival footage and modern-day interviews, this captivating story continues to provide inspiration in the fight for equality.
FEB 16–26, 2023
Chrysalis Written by Kathryn Petersen Directed by Edward Sobel Developed at Villanova in 2019 through the Sue Winge Award for Playwriting, Chrysalis explores the metamorphosis of Maria Sybilla Merian, 17th-century illustrator and naturalist, and her teenage daughter, Dorothea, as they redraw the lines of their personal and professional relationship. Determined to be taken seriously for her scientific discoveries in a male-dominated field, Maria embarks on a risky investigation that ultimately challenges how well she and her daughter know themselves and each other.
FEB 15 – 25, 2023
Smith Studio Lab Theater
It Should Have Been You
The musical involves a wedding which brings together the families who are quite, and comically, different.
FEB 17 & 19, 2023
Villanova Faculty and staff Choir perform for the first time at The Mullen Center’s Topper Theater
FEB 24, 2023
(3MT) Three Minute Thesis
The Three Minute Thesis competition or '3MT, is an annual competition held in more than 200 universities worldwide. It is open to PhD students, and challenges participants to present their research in just 180 seconds, in an engaging form that can be understood by an intelligent audience with no background in the research area. This exercise develops presentation, research and academic communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their work effectively.