Classical Sanskrit drama production

Posted 5 years 9 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 10 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....

University Theatre presents Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'

Posted 5 years 10 months 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 11 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 11 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...