March Chronicle Calendar Highlights
University of Chicago Calendar of Events
Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards
Friday, March 17, through Sunday, May 28
Based on an 18th-century Japanese play by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Fair Ladies
at a Game of Poem Cards (pictured at left) features four young lovers who
challenge both their elders wisdom and the states rigid order. Directed by
Charles Newell, Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards will be performed in
rotating repertory with Molières work The Learned Ladies. The same
director, design team and company of actors will be featured in both plays
(See Theater for information on The Learned Ladies production
schedule.) Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards will be performed in
March as follows:
2:30 p.m. March 19
7:30 p.m. March 29 and 30
8 p.m.: March 17 and 18
5535 S. Ellis Ave. 753-4472. http://www.courttheatre.org. $22-$26. Senior, student, group, subscription discounts available; rush tickets ($9 for students) may be available on day of show.
|Department of Special Collections|
The Ecstatic Journey: Athanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome
Through Friday, April 7
Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), a German Jesuit priest and professor of
mathematics at the Roman College, was called to Rome in 1635, two years after
Galileos trial and condemnation by the Roman Inquisition. He was charged with
reconciling Church doctrine with experimental method and interpreting Egyptian
hieroglyphs. Over the next 45 years, Kircher wrote more than 40 books; built
mechanical devices of marvelous ingenuity; and delved into the findings of the
microscope, the structure of the cosmos and the mouths of volcanoes. This
exhibition at the University Librarys Department of Special Collections presents
first and early editions of Kirchers books and related materials.
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Joseph Regenstein
Library, 1100 E. 57th St. 702-8705. http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/.
||The Chicago Pro Musica|
Howard Sandroff Retrospective
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22
The Chicago Pro Musica will celebrate the 50th birthday of Howard Sandroff
(at left), Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Universitys Computer
Music Studio, with a performance of his chamber works. Part of the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series, the concert will feature Sandroffs La
Joie for clarinet trio, Chant de femmes for flutes and
computer-generated electronic sounds, Adagio for Piano, and the premiere
of a three-movement instrumental septet titled Shevet achim gam yachad.
Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. (312) 294-3000. $17.
||Smart Museum of Art|
Pious Journeys: Christian Devotional Art and Practice in the Latter Middle Ages and Renaissance
Through Sunday, Sept. 10
This exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art features medieval and Renaissance
objects, including painted altarpieces, reliquaries, sacred jewelry and
illuminated manuscripts, from the museums permanent collection. Made possible by
a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the exhibition focuses on Christian
devotional practices of the later medieval through early modern eras and how
various objects were used in worship.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Saturday-Sunday: noon-6 p.m. 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0176.