As You Like It
Friday,-Sunday. Aug. 4-6
The public may bring a picnic to Hutchinson Courtyard, where members of University Theater will perform their lyrical rendition of Shakespeare's As You Like It. Hutchinson Courtyard. 5706 S. University Ave. (Rain location: Mandel Hall. 1131 E. 57th St.) 702-7300. General: $10 advance, $12 door; students: $5 advance, $7 door. Seated at right in photo, Saket Soni, co-director of University Theaters As You Like It production, directs a performer in the play during a rehearsal in Hutchinson Courtyard.
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Akhnaten opera events
Saturday July 22, Sunday, July 23 and Sunday, July 30
The Oriental Institute and the Graham School of General Studies will present three events associated with the Midwest premiere of Akhnaten, a new opera by American composer Philip Glass.
The Oriental Institute will present a seminar titled Akhnaten: the Music of the Opera, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 22. Led by Paul Frandsen, a leading expert on Glass opera, the seminar will explore the composers elaborate piece, which applies ancient Egyptian themes from the age of Amarna,the era of Akhnaten, his queen Nefertiti and the boy king, Tutankhamun, to modern melodies. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. 702-9513. Pre-registration is required.
The Graham School of General Studies will present a symposium on the opera Akhnaten featuring lectures, small-group discussions, a performance and a post-show discussion. 10 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Sunday, July 23 Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport Ave. 834-0157. $116.
The Oriental Institute will present an opera theater event featuring a performance of Philip Glass Akhnaten.
3 p.m. Sunday, July 30 Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. 702-9507. $24 O.I. members; $28 nonmembers. Pre-registration required. Additional fee for transportation.
Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. 702-9507. Free.