Nov. 29, 2001
Vol. 21 No. 6

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    Handel’s Messiah

    8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-7300. $15 general, $8 students.

    Director RandiVon Ellefson will conduct the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, University Motet Choir and Rockefeller Bach Soloists in Handel’s Messiah. Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Tracy Watson, mezzo-soprano; Calland Metts, tenor; Paul Grizzel, baritone; and the Pacifica Quartet will join the ensemble for this year’s production of this holiday favorite.

    Smart Museum of Art

    Tattoos by Qui Zhijie, 1997

    “Recent Chinese Photography from the Smart Museum’s Collection”

    Saturday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, March 24, 2002

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

    Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.

    In recent years, experimental art from mainland China has become recognized as an especially vibrant part of contemporary culture, and the Smart Museum has supported this new work through acquisitions as well as exhibitions. Large-scale photographs and photo-based installations by prominent artists such as Rong Rong and Qui Zhijie will be featured in this exhibition, the second in a series highlighting recent photography acquisitions.

    Court Theatre

    The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco

    Through Sunday, Dec. 9

    Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

    753-4472. $28-40.

    $9 student rush tickets may be available one hour prior to the performance.

    Court Theatre’s production of Eugene Ionesco’s tragic farce The Chairs is a comic portrait of human folly and a daring experiment in theatrical possibilities. Jeff Still and Hollis Resnik star in Ionesco’s tale of two old recluses adrift in a world of their own commingled memory and imagination. Martin Platt directs Martin Crimp’s 1998 translation. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.