Archives for "Arts & Humanities"

Thursday

November 14, 2002 4:29 pm

Bates performances hit crescendo in November

With student performances of music and drama and a recital by Maine’s best-known pianist in store, the days before Thanksgiving have a lot to offer in the arts at Bates College.

Wednesday

November 6, 2002 2:51 pm

Students perform Oscar Wilde's breakthrough comedy

The Bates College theater department presents a production of Lady Windermere’s Fan,the comedy that made Oscar Wilde the toast of London, in the Gannett Theater at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1, 2, 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10. Admission is $6 ($3 for Bates faculty and staff, senior citizens, and non-Bates students). The theater is in Pettigrew Hall, Andrews Road, on the Bates campus.

Tuesday

November 5, 2002 3:59 pm

New Testament scholar and best-selling novelist to deliver annual Zerby lecture

Marcus J. Borg, best-selling author and Hundere Professor of Religion and Culture, Oregon University, will give a presentation titled “The Bible: Instrument of Oppression or Liberation?” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue, at Bates College.

Wednesday

October 23, 2002 4:20 pm

Theatrical presentations claim spotlight in November cultural calendar

For journalists covering arts and entertainment, the emphasis in November’s public arts and entertainment events at Bates College is on stage. Two productions apiece are planned by the college’s theater and dance programs, and three by the student theatrical troupe, making the month rich for performance fans. Another highlight for your story planning is the fact that Frank Glazer, an artist in residence at Bates and a pianist of international stature, has two concerts on tap during November. In addition, the month holds one must-cover in literature at Bates, a reading by Camden’s own Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Richard Russo (Empire Falls).

Wednesday

October 23, 2002 3:13 pm

Students perform Oscar Wilde's breakthrough comedy

The Bates College theater department presents a production of “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” the comedy that made Oscar Wilde the toast of London, in the Gannett Theater.

Wednesday

October 23, 2002 9:37 am

November cultural calendar puts theater in spotlight

The play’s the thing when it comes to November’s public arts and entertainment events at Bates College. Two productions are planned by the college’s theater program (as well as two by the dance program), and there are two by the student theatrical troupe, the Robinson Players. Other performance highlights for November include two concerts by artist-in-residence Frank Glazer, a pianist of international stature. The month also holds a reading by Camden’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Richard Russo.

Thursday

October 10, 2002 3:29 pm

Bates student players present David Ives' 'Red Address'

The Robinson Players, the independent student theater group at Bates College, presents six performances of David Ives’ play The Red Address from Oct. 25 through Nov. 3 (8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays,. 2 p.m. Sundays) at The Ronj, the student-run coffeehouse on Frye Street. The performances are open to the public at no charge, although seating is extremely limited; no reservations will be accepted.

Thursday

September 26, 2002 8:28 am

Bates College Modern Dance Company presents 'Suite Movement'

The Bates College Modern Dance Company opens its 2002-03 season with “Suite Movement,” a program of dances by student and guest choreographers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St. Admission is free of charge, but seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested.

Monday

September 23, 2002 8:52 am

Death penalty researcher speaks

Brackette F. Williams, an anthropologist, author and 1997 recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant, offers a lecture exploring the role of religion in the American system of capital punishment at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College, Campus Avenue. The lecture, titled “Killing in My Name, Poison in Their Veins: Religious Struggle and the Death Penalty,” is open to the public at no charge.

Wednesday

May 8, 2002 9:47 am

African-Ecuadorian writer and environmental activist to speak at Bates

African-Ecuadorian writer and environmentalist Juan MonaƱo will give a talk titled “Intercultural Adventure: Black Ecuadorians Have a Point of View” at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in Room G52 of Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.