by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur
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March 28-April 6, 2014
Join us for our Gala Opening on March 28 @ 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include beverages, appetizers and seats for opening night! Call 474-7751 to buy your tickets or for more information!
Directed by Brian Cook
About the Play
Molière’s classic French comedy takes place in the home of the wealthy Monsieur Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious impostor—has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnificently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house and then tries to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and scrounge the deed to the property. The story examines the dangers that imperil people who believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. Classy, saucy, and witty all at the same time, Tartuffe proves that some plays truly are timeless.
About the Playwright and Translator
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière) was the pre-eminent comedic dramatist and actor of 17th-century France. His plays have remained popular with audiences for over 300 years, and include “Tartuffe,” “The Misanthrope,” “School for Wives,” and ”The Imaginary Invalid.”
Richard Wilbur is a poet and translator who has produced adaptations of most of the major plays from 17th-century France, including many by Molière. His poetry has earned him two Pulitzer Prizes, and he was named U.S. Poet Laureate for 1987-88.
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Next up for the Student Drama Association…
Famous for Fourteen-Forty
A 24-hour play-in-a-day project
Creation time: April 18-19, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Performance: April 19, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Firebird the ballet
presented by the North Star Ballet Company
April 25 – 27, 2014
The North Star Ballet’s Spring Gala will feature The Firebird to the music of Igor Stravinsky. The Firebird, among ballet’s most significant works, was the highlight of the second Paris season of Sergi Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe at the Paris Opera in 1910. Stravinsky’s score for the ballet brought the composer international acclaim.
The Firebird, a creature from Russian folklore, is a magical, glowing bird, the manifestation of goodness, hope and wondrous things. In the ballet, Prince Ivan, the Tsars’ son, wanders into an enchanted forest surrounding the palace of the evil Kostchei. There he encounters and captures the Firebird. In exchange for her release the Firebird promises to come to Ivan’s assistance should he ever be in need. Ivan meets and falls in love with a beautiful princess held captive by Kostchei. When the ogre attempts to turn Ivan into stone with the help of his entourage of monsters, the Firebird appears. Ivan is saved and the princess is released. In a final tableau, we see Prince Ivan and Princess Tsarevna in front of a magnificent palace surrounded by members of their court and children representing the countries of the world.
The North Star Ballet’s production features choreography by Norman Shelburne, Artistic Director, scenery and costumes designed by Celeste Sullivan, whose designs for the North Star Ballet include The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Alice in Wonderland, and lighting by Kade Mendelowitz, Professor of Theater, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Wendy Langton will create the role of the Firebird with Ian Zeisel as Ivan.
More information available via their website: http://thenorthstarballet.org/
Saturday, May 3, 2014 @ 7pm – Tentative.
On the big screen in the Lee H. Salisbury Theatre
Presented by the UAF Film Club with support by the UAF Department of Theatre & Film
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