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Bates students to perform 'Closer,' play that became 2004 film

Bates students perform Closer, Patrick Marber’s critically acclaimed dissection of love and lust, on April 4, 8 and 9. The performers are students in Katalin Vecsey’s “Advanced Voice and Speech” course, a study of vocal and physical techniques in the exploration of theatrical texts. Her students study characterization through voice and speech, perform cold readings, and assess and prepare for the vocal demands of different roles.

Written in 1997, Closer was made into a 2004 film starring Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Clive Owen, and directed by Mike Nichols. The film, like the play on which it is based, has been viewed as a modern tragic version of Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte.

  • Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 4, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater, 305 College St.


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