PHOTO: College student Shana Bestock (left) and alumna Sharmila Devarajan (center) are two of three incarnations of Medea and University staff member Isabel Guzman-Barron is Salimonde in Medea, which continues through Saturday at University Theater. Tonight's performance will be followed by a discussion led by Laura Slatkin, Associate Professor in Classical Languages & Literatures. See Continuing.
Performances of Pirates of Penzance begin this evening
The Department of Music will present four performances of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance (or The Slave of Duty) beginning today, March 9, in Mandel Hall.
The operetta will be performed by the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. today; at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12.
The production will be directed by Michael Kotze and produced by Mitchell Brown. The University Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Antoinette Arnold.
All proceeds generated by The Pirates of Penzance directly benefit the Department of Music's student performance organizations. The department's 400 volunteer musicians present more than 90 public concerts each season. Benefit patron tickets are available for $25, which includes priority seating and an invitation to the opening-night reception immediately following tonight's performance. General admission is $12; $8 for students. Tickets are available at the Reynolds Club box office. For more information, call 702-8674.
ON THE AIR: Ran on WFMT Shulamit Ran, Professor in Music, will discuss the voice and prominence of women composers in the first program of the four-part "Composing Women" series at 9 p.m. tonight, March 9, on WFMT radio (98.7 FM).
PHOTO: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Transportation Revolution in Children's Picture Books" opens in Special Collections on Tuesday, March 14, and will continue through July 10. See Continuing.