Performances and lectures today

Posted 4 years 12 months ago

The object of the blog isn't to be a calendar of events, but sometimes the broader message of our news is simply the volume (and tone!) of activity that wends its way through the Franklin College and UGA. It's that time of year again - which, really could be almost any week in the academic year. But Spring semester seems to bring out our best. This is just one day - today:

The department of English hosts a lecture, "'Let Us Have Faith That Right Makes Might': Proverbial Rhetoric in Decisive Moments of American Politics," Wolfgang Mieder, University of Vermont. 4 p.m., 265 Park Hall...

CORE dance company presents 'Take Flight!'

Posted 5 years 2 weeks ago


CORE Concert Dance Company Contemporary and Aerial Dance will present TAKING FLIGHT! Wed.- Sat. Feb. 27 to March 2 at 8 p.m, held at the UGA Department of Dance New Dance Theatre, Athens, GA. Contemporary and a range of aerial dance - including bungee-assistance, triple trapeze, lyra, silks and cyr – blends with digitally rendered film projection and explores an aeronautical and emotional journey.

Purchase tickets at:, phone: 706-542-8579; or Performing Arts Center (PAC)

$10 Students/Sr. Citz. & $15 General Admission. 


University Theatre presents 'The Fantasticks'

Posted 5 years 1 month ago
Fantasticks cast in costume

In its 80th season, University Theatre presents a production of the light-hearted musical, The Fantasticks:

A lighthearted, modern twist on Romeo and Juliet featuring well-known musical numbers such as “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” The Fantasticks features neighboring fathers in a feud over a shared wall, their lovestruck offspring, and a hired villain with his troupe of traveling actors. The young lovers face the conflict between moonlight fantasy and the reality of harsh sunlight as the question of “who gets the girl” is not quickly answered.

With music by...

Classical Sanskrit drama production

Posted 5 years 3 months ago
lcc villain and maid, in costume.

With so many arts events on campus this week, we might take the highly-charged collaborative atmosphere for granted. It's more difficult to do this, however, when you see an event so out-of-the-ordinary that it stops you and demands your attention.

"The Little Clay Cart," a classical Sanskrit play performed in English, will be presented Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Cellar Theatre. The play will be performed by the Epic Actors' Workshop, a not-for-profit theatre organization in New Jersey, and directed by Farley Richmond, a professor in the department of theatre...

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

Posted 5 years 4 months 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....