Machiavelli's The Mandrake

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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University Theatre and director T. Anthony Marotta present a new twist on an old tale of desire and deception:

The play revolves around characters pursuing their desires by any means necessary: Callimaco (played by Drew Atkinson) years for the beautiful Lucrezia (played by Kileigh Adams), a virtuous young woman married to foolish old Calfucci (played by Hannah Klevesahl). Calfucci is desperate for an heir while Lucrezia’s mother, Sostrata (played by Ellen Briggs) is equally desperate to be a grandmother. With the aid of Timoteo the greedy priest (played by Anna Pieri), Calfucci...

Celebrating Dada

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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"So many people and so many messages," wrote the critic Robert Hughes about Hanover-based Dadaist Kurt Schwitters' 'Merz' works. From Picabia's fascination with machines to Duchamp's cajoling ridicule of art world norms, it's true that many still grapple with the implications of the Dada movement. It has certainly reeked its share of havoc with Post-Art art makers and thinkers, much less the innocents who encounter these works. English professer Jed Rasula's widely celebrated new book is the focus of events tonight at the Flicker Theatre meant to rejoin us with the Cabaret Voltaire a...

Fires in the Mirror

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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Racial tensions boil over in the University Theatre production about the 1991 race riots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn:

It's about what happened in a neighborhood with two groups living strictly separate lives: Orthodox Hasidic Jews and African and Caribbean Americans. It was a tense coexistence until a rabbi’s motorcade ran over a couple of black children, killing one. A few hours later, a visiting Jewish scholar was stabbed to death in revenge by angry young men. Then the entire neighborhood erupted into rioting and violence for three days. 

Playwright Anna Deavere...

Ballroom Magic 2016

Posted 2 years 7 months ago

The annual showcase performance by the UGA Ballroom Performance Group celebrates its 25th anniversary this month with performances Jan. 21-23 at the New Dance Theatre at the UGA dance building:

A crew of student dancers, along with some returning alumni, will perform a range of traditional dance styles such as foxtrot, waltz, quickstep, Viennese waltz, cha cha, rumba and swing, but also will feature other styles such as salsa, Argentine tango and theater arts.Co-directors Natalie Grier Cox and Mike Fulford, both UGA and BallroomPerformance Group alumni, helped orchestrate this year'...

2015 Holiday Concerts

Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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The annual tradition that brings together our campus and community continues this week with the UGA Holiday Concerts on Dec. 3 and 4 in Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.:

The UGA Symphony Orchestra, directed by Mark Cedel, and the combined choirs of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform John Rutter’s “Gloria,” the first suite of Robert Shaw’s “Many Moods of Christmas,” excerpts from Bach’s “Magnificat,” and other seasonal favorites.

The UGA British Brass Band will also join the action, performing several holiday classics and playing...