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CASTING CALL: Manuel vs. the Statue of Liberty

a concert reading of the musical comedy "Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty" - written by Noemi de la Puente (*86 S*89) and David Davila. The show won awards at the New York Musical Theatre Festival this past July. We have done some rewriting and are using this Princeton reading to test the new script.   It will be performed twice during the evening of February 20 at Princeton's Wilson College Black Box Theater. 

Here is the description of the role we are trying to cast in the Princeton area:

Middle aged or older gentleman, any race, to play Mr. Walsh, and Senator, has some solo singing, as well as ensemble singing.

Time commitments for rehearsals and performances on the Princeton University Campus:

- February 11, Thursday, from 7:30 - 10:00 table reading , most likely in Forbes College Black Box theatre

- February 19th - 1 - 5 PM musical rehearsal, Wilson College Black Box Theatre (Wilcox Hall)

- February 20th - all day, rehearsal, and then public performances at 7 PM and 10 PM, Wilson College Black Box Theatre (Wilcox Hall)

It is a reading so there is no memorization necessary, but the actor/singer must know his music. Vince DiMura (Theatre Dept.) is the musical director who will be working with the actor/singers, and Enzo Toral (Dept of Spanish and Portuguese) will be directing it. There will be some meetings with them as the actor/singer schedule allows.

For more information, any interested actor/singers can contact me directly, and I'd be happy to answer any questions or provide the latest copy of the script.


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Posted by Princeton AAA 8 months ago.

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First Friday Lunch - March 4th, 2016

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons.

Rajesh Ranganath
On Friday, March 4th, 2016, we will be joined by Rajesh Ranganath, a PhD Candidate in the Computer Science Department.  Rajesh writes "I am a PhD student in machine learning working with David Blei. My primary interests are probabilistic modeling, approximate inference, Bayesian nonparametric statistics, and their applications to medicine and biology.  Previously, I worked with Andrew Ng at SAIL on deep learning and Dan Jurafsky as part of theStanford NLP group on detecting human social intentions from conversations."

As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion! Please join us.

Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink) and coffee/tea. Pre-registration is preferred.

>> Looking forward to seeing your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, March 4th, 2016
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.

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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM )

Rajesh Ranganath, PhD Candidate in Computer Science and winner of prestigious Jacobus Fellowship, will discuss machine learning.

Location: Nassau Club, Princeton
Cost: $25/dues paying mbr; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Princeton AAA 8 months ago.

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year

A4P Lunar New Year Gathering February 7th


Please join us for a Shanghai-style Dim Sum Feast to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey (Year 4713) and Catch Up with PU Alumni, Family, and Friends.


We will have a mixture of non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes, including various dumplings, noodles and rice dishes.


Date: Sunday, February 7th, Noon

Location: Shanghai Park Restaurant at Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison St, Princeton, NJ

Cost: Based on actual restaurant bill, split among adults


Please RSVP to Nancy Lin ’77 by Friday, February 5th with name, year, affiliation and number of adults and children. 


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2016 Lunar New Year lunch ( Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Please join us for a Shanghai-style Dim Sum Feast to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey (Year 4713) and Catch Up with PU Alumni, Family, and Friends.

Date: Sunday, February 7th, Noon
Location: Shanghai Park Restaurant, 301 North Harrison Street #33, Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: Based on actual cost, split among adults. Estimated $20-$25.

Please RSVP by Friday February 5th to: Nancy Lin '77 ( with your name, affiliation (class, parent, staff member, professor etc.), and number of adults and children in your party. If questions, please email Nancy.

Location: Shanghai Park, Princeton Shopping Center
Cost: ~ $20 - $25

Posted by Princeton AAA 9 months ago.

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March 1 Book Club Meeting


Our February meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 1st at 7pm in East Pyne 111.

Book Selection:

The Fisherman by Chigozie Obioma (short-list for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, which was chaired by Princeton Comparative Literature Professor, Michael Wood: read more here)

  • The Fishermen is set in a small town in Nigeria in the mid-1990s. Four brothers, the youngest is nine, use their strict father's absence from home to go fishing in a forbidden river and encounter a dangerous local madman, Abulu, whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the very core of their close-knit family. He predicts that one of the brothers – a fisherman – will kill another. This evil prophecy of violence causes a deep rift between the brothers and starts to break the deep fraternal bonds, unleashing a tragic chain of events. Told by shy nine-year-old Benjamin, The Fishermen combines classic African storytelling with contemporary fiction, and illuminates Nigeria in all its historical, political and cultural complexity. (



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Book Club: The Fisherman ( Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM )
Location: East Pyne 111

Posted by Princeton AAA 9 months ago.

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PA3 Book Club January Meeting

Hello all: Please join us on Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm in East Pyne 127 for our January Book Club Meeting to discuss Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon, former lecturer at Princeton

In Brief: "Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal. In Solomon’s telling, these stories are everyone’s stories." (

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PA3 Book Club - January Meeting ( Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM )
Location: East Pyne 127

Posted by LinsayHiller 10 months ago.

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