DIDASKALIA

LISTINGS: CONFERENCES AND RESOURCES

UNITED STATES

Aquila Productions Spring Tour 1994
Aristophanes' Wasps
Translated and Directed by Peter Meineck
'A wickedly funny, fast and furious musical comedy which unites a brand new translation by Peter Meineck with a specially composed musical score'.

February 20-March 6
Rehearsal and workshop residency at Gustavus Adolphus College
Contact: Johanna Dickey Kleeberg
Tel. (507) 933-7460
Fax (507) 933-7041

March 7-10
The University of Texas at Austin
Contact: Tim Moore
Tel. (512) 471-5742
Fax (512) 471-4111

March 13-15
Trinity University, San Antonio
Contact: Joan Burton
Tel. (210) 736-7653
Fax (210) 736-7305

March 16-18
Troy State University, Alabama
Contact: Peter Howard
Tel. (205) 566-2400
Fax (205) 670-3770

March 20-22
The University of Florida
Contact: Paul Shirley
Tel. (904) 376-6141
Fax (904) 392-7252

March 24-25
Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania
Contact: Joel Farber
Tel. (717) 291-4120
Fax (717) 291-4156

March 27-29
Millsaps College, Mississippi
Contact: Catherine Freis
Tel. (601) 974-1327
Fax (601) 974-1082

March 30-April 1
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Contact: Lise Hedin
Tel. (313) 577-3032
Fax (313) 577-3266

April 3-4
East Carolina University, North Carolina
Contact: Rudolph Alexander
Tel. (919) 757-4702
Fax (919) 757-4778

April 5-7
College of Charleston, South Carolina
Contact: Frank Morris
Tel. (803) 953-5714
Fax (803) 953-6342

April 8-9
The University of Georgia
Contact: Rick Lafleur
Tel. (706) 542-9264
Fax (706) 542-8503

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Euripides' Medea
Translated by Robinson Jeffers

Directed by Ted Kazanoss
Merrimack Repertory Theater, East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA

Previews Fri - Sat Feb 18-20
Opening night Mon 21st Feb
(opening at 7:30 on Mon night)
WTF 8; Sat 3 & 8, Sun 2 & 7; Feb 23 - Mar 12
Tickets $19-29 depending on section and date
Box Office: (508) 454-3926

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Caryl Churchill's Mouthful of Birds
Inspired by Euripides' Bacchae

March 9-13
Mandell Weiss Theatre
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Box Office: (619) 534-4574

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Timberlake Wertenbaker's The Love of The Nightingale
Based on Sophocles' Tereus

March 12 3:00 PM
Border Voices Festival, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
Contact: Patty Snodgrass (619) 534-3793
The festival will also feature monologues by John Busenbreg on the Furies and by Matthew Crosby on tragic loss. Consult the festival program for times.

Contact: Marianne McDonald
E-mail: st31@sdcc12.ucsd.edu

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Easy Virtue:
A Reconstruction of Plautus' Cistellaria

by Sallie Goetsch
Directed by Kate Mendeloff
In cooperation with Community High School
March 18 & 19 8:00 PM
March 19 & 20 2:00 PM

RC Auditorium, East Quad, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Student production incorporating improv and original music.
Tickets $5, Students $3
For tickets call Marilyn Scott (313) 663-6905
General information contact Sallie Goetsch
E-mail: sgoetsch@umich.edu

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Shifting Landscapes:
An adaptation of the Oresteia and IA by Kathryn Martin

Theater Company of Fort Lewis College
March 24-27, 31; April 1-2, 1994

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Box Office: (303) 247-7320
For further information contact: Jean Brody
E-mail: brody_j%flc@vaxf.colorado.edu

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Second Annual OPEN MIKE FOR RHAPSODES
Classical Association of the Middle West and South in Atlanta, Georgia,
April 9, 1994
3:00-5:00pm

Tragic and comic actors are invited to present excerpts from their work in progress.

Texts may be in Latin, Greek, or original translation. Please come to present a piece on an "open mike" basis, or send us a proposal if you would like to sign up in advance. Suggested time limit: 5-15 minutes negotiable). Spectators are also more than welcome. The event is hosted by Pam Gordon (University of Kansas), Daniel Levine (University of Arkansas) and Stanley Lombardo (University of Kansas).

To sign up (or for more information) contact:
Prof. Pam Gordon,
Classics Department,
University of Kansas,
Lawrence KS 66045.
Phone: (913) 864-3153.
FAX: (913) 864-4298.
Or contact Prof. Lombardo
E-mail: LOMBARDO@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU

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Euripides' Bacchae
Adapted and Directed by Theresa Ki-ja Kim
April 21-May 1
Thurs-Sat 8:00 PM
Sundays 3:00 PM

Staller Center for the Arts
SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Tickets $8, Students and Seniors $6
Box Office: (516) 632-7230
The theme of the production is shamanic sacrifice; costumes,
music, and choreography will be based on Korean shamanic ritual
and the dance patterns which shamans use to transform themselves
from human beings to gods.

For further information contact John Bell
E-mail: johnbell@vax86.liunet.edu

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Terence's The Mother-in-Law
(staged reading, one performance only)
Sunday, April 24, 1994 at 2:30 pm
Reception Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
Tel. (404) 727-6118
Admission Free

In connection with the exhibit "From Hannibal to Saint Augustine: Ancient Art of North Africa from the Musee du Louvre, there will be a staged reading of Terence's The Mother-in-Law at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory. The production will be directed by Michael Evenden, a member of Emory's Department of Theatre Studies and dramaturg of Theater Emory.


CANADA

Coming Soon in Vancouver:

The Maenads by Bill Roxborough
Vancouver Fringe Festival, 1994

A production of a new work based on the myth of the rending of Orpheus is being prepared. The writer will be using many of the same performers as he has used in his earlier pieces, The Bronte91 Brothers and A Grimm Tale.

The play will explore gender conflict in contemporary society. It will be presented at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in September, 1994, perhaps as a work-in-progress.

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Atellan Farce

This is an attempt to recreate many of the elements of the fabulae Atellanae and in doing so explore how this popular theatre might have originally functioned. Emphasis will be placed on the use of masks with improvised scripts in a street setting. It is hoped that it will appear around Vancouver in July, directed by C. W. Marshall.

Contact: C. W. Marshall,
Department of Classics,
University of British Columbia,
C265-1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver,
BC, V6T 1Z1

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