March Highlights

    March Highlights

    Former U.S. Senator John Edwards will speak at the Harris School lecture Monday, March 13.

    Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
    “Restoring the American Dream: Fighting Poverty and Moving More Americans into the Middle Class.”

    Max Palevsky Auditorium, Ida Noyes 1212 E. 59th St.
    1 p.m. Monday, March 13
    (773) 702-8400.

    Former U.S. Senator John Edwards will be the featured speaker for the Harris School’s Major Speaker Series on Monday, March 13. Edwards, who currently serves as the director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on reducing poverty in the United States. Space is limited. Reserve seats by contacting the Harris School at (773) 702-8400, or online at

    Stephen Burt, associate professor of English at Macalester College, will read poetry to open the conference.

    The Program in Poetry and Poetics
    “How to Read. What to Do: The Future of Poetry Criticism.”

    Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4
    Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St. (773) 834-8524.

    The Program of Poetry and Poetics will host a conference March 3 - 4 that will discuss the future of critical theory in poetry by addressing several topics surrounding the matter. The conference begins on Friday, March 3 with a poetry reading at the Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., at 5 p.m. The conference will continue the next day with a series of panel discussions on Saturday, March 4 in the Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit or call (773) 834-8524.

    A scene from Court Theatre’s latest production, The Glass Menagerie.

    Court Theatre
    The Glass Menagerie

    Thursday, March 9 - Sunday, April 9
    5535 S. Ellis Ave. (773) 753-4472

    On Thursday, March 9, critically acclaimed Court Theatre will begin performances of Tennessee Williams’ lyrical and powerful memory play The Glass Menagerie. Directed by Charles Newell, the play tells the story of the members of the Wingfield family—Tom, who is torn between his obligation to his family and his deep desire to escape, his domineering mother Amanda and his frail sister Laura, whose memory he cannot escape. The Glass Menagerie is one of the great masterpieces of American Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Tickets range from $10 -$50 and are available by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472. For show times and more information visit Court Theatre is located at 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

    16th-century characters from Yeoman of the Guard.

    The Department of Music
    Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company & University Chamber Orchestra Presents The Yeomen of the Guard.

    Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 12
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068.

    Travel back in time to 16th century Shakespearean England and hear the story of Colonel Fairfax as he awaits his beheading in the Tower of London. Love and sacrifice intertwine with intrigue and sorcery in this unique musical performance. The Yeomen of the Guard will be performed at Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets prices vary and student discounts are available. For prices and to purchase tickets, call (773) 702-9075.