University Theatre to present 'The Darker Face of the Earth'

Posted 5 years 1 month ago
three actors, two in the background, one up close.

University Theatre will present Rita Dove's powerful "The Darker Face of the Earth" begining on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre:

Dove, a former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, set "The Darker Face of the Earth" on a pre-Civil War plantation in South Carolina. She loosely based the plot on the Greek myth of King Oedipus, an abandoned son who unwittingly returns to his birthplace, kills his father and marries his mother. The play grapples with the historical reality of American slavery to confront still-urgent questions about freedom, reconciliation and prejudice....

University Theatre presents Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'

Posted 5 years 1 month ago
Three women, one with umbrella, and a man with his back turned.


Russian writer Anton Chekhov was a literary artist of the first stripe, and a master of the modern short story. Perhaps most widely know as a major playwright, many motiffs and ideas about the dynamics within a play bear his name to his day. Next week, University Theatre presents one of the two plays written during his last years living in Yalta, Three Sisters:


'In The Next Room' begins Sept. 20

Posted 5 years 2 months ago
Two women in period costume

Beginning this Thursday, University Theatre presents

"In The Next Room," Sara Ruhl's Tony-nominated comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity, in the Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Building Sept. 20-21 and 23-28 at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance Sept 30 at 2:30 p.m.


Sperduto Professor Lawrence Sweet

Posted 5 years 2 months ago
Larry Sweet standing in front of an MRI machine.

Lots of great coverage of the Franklin College in Columns this week, including a nice front page story on new faculty member Lawrence Sweet:

A clinical neuropsychologist whose research explores the relationship between physical changes in the brain and conditions as diverse as dementia, nicotine dependence and obesity has joined UGA as the inaugural Gary R. Sperduto Professor of Psychology in the Franklin College of...

UGA to premiere Vogel's 'Things Fall Apart'

Posted 5 years 2 months ago

Next week, UGA will host the world premiere of a new musical work by professor emeritus Roger Vogel:


"Things Fall Apart," a song cycle by University of Georgia's Roger C. Vogel based on excerpts from Chinua Achebe's novel of the same name, will premiere Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Ramsey Concert Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

The English-language novel "Things Fall Apart" was written by Achebe, a Nigerian author. Originally published in 1958, the narrative tells the story of Okonkwo, a leader and wrestling...