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Wednesday

March 16, 2011 10:10 am

Learned Ladies continues through weekend

The Bates theater department production of Molière’s 1672 satire The Learned Ladies continues through March 20, with performances at 7:30…

Wednesday

March 16, 2011 9:57 am

Orchestra concert raises funds for quake-ravaged Japanese town

Hiroya Miura, conductor of the Bates College Orchestra and a native of Japan, has announced that the orchestra’s March 19…

Friday

March 4, 2011 10:22 am

Campus Construction Update: March 4, 2011

The renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls boasts a long list of environmentally sustainable measures. Discarded wood, for example, was chipped by the ton and burned as biomass fuel (with any nails left in the wood being picked up by magnets so the metal could be reused). But not all the old wood went up in smoke. Some will come back to Hedge and the Bill in the coming weeks.

Thursday

March 3, 2011 2:43 pm

Gamelan Orchestra and guests cross musical boundaries with Harrison Double Concerto

The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra, a student ensemble that plays music of Indonesia, and special guest artists perform Lou Harrison’s…

Tuesday

March 1, 2011 2:37 pm

Gamelan Orchestra, guests cross musical boundaries with Harrison's Double Concerto

The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra, a student ensemble that plays music of Indonesia, and special guest artists perform Lou Harrison’s remarkable Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Javanese Gamelan at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Titled Cross-Currents in Bronze, the orchestra’s program of contemporary music for the gamelan also features performances by Balinese dancer Shoko Yamamuro and a world premiere of music by composer Peter Steele.

Thursday

February 24, 2011 4:53 pm

Learned Ladies celebrates French culture, Schaeffer Theatre's 50th

The Learned Ladies, says director Martin Andrucki, is “a wonderful Molière play. It’s got all the Molière hallmarks — the wit, the elegance, both broad and refined humor.”

Thursday

February 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Oleanna explores sexual politics in academe

Known for its galvanizing, polarizing effect on audiences, Oleanna depicts the struggle between a college professor and a student who accuses him of sexual harassment and thereby spoils his chances for tenure.

Thursday

February 24, 2011 2:21 pm

As Bates marks Schaeffer Theatre's 50th, March plays look at French culture, U.S. sexual politics

March is a month for theater classics at Bates College. Elizabeth Castellano, a Bates junior from New Suffolk, N.Y., directs the college’s production of David Mamet’s Oleanna, a highly charged story of sexual politics in the halls of academe. Meanwhile, the theater department honors French culture and marks the 50th anniversary of its mainstage venue, Schaeffer Theatre, with a production of Molière’s 1672 satire The Learned Ladies.

Friday

February 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Events Schedule: March 2011

Happy spring from Bates! Here’s a preview of public events at the college in March 2011. Except as noted, these events are open to the public at no charge.

Friday

February 18, 2011 12:27 pm

Campus Construction Update: Feb. 18, 2011

Captivated by the details of steel, drywall and bricks, as we often are, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls is not actually the most important activity involving these buildings. What really matters, of course, is what people do in a building during those long intervals between construction projects.