'Love and Marriage'Faculty members join Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim at annual festival The sixth annual Chicago Humanities Festival, a yearly celebration of the arts that unites the city's most celebrated cultural, educational and civic institutions, will feature presentations by 11 University faculty members. The event is produced by the Illinois Humanities Council.
This year's festival, which will be held from Friday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 12, is centered around the topic "Love and Marriage" and will feature more than 35 programs and performances. Among the participants will be composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, musician and poet Stevie Wonder, authors Betty Friedan, Margaret Drabble and John Edgar Wideman, and the following University faculty members:
_ President Sonnenschein, who will moderate "Sunday Conversation with Stephen Sondheim" from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 12, on the Armour Stage of Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave.
_ Lanny Bell, Associate Professor in the Oriental Institute, who will present "Love and Marriage in Pharaonic Egypt," a slide lecture on matrimonial customs and dynastic marriages, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the A. Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall of the Field Museum, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive.
_ Sander Gilman, the Henry R. Luce Professor in Germanic Studies, who will present "Love + Marriage = Death," a look at the anxiety within literature about sexually transmitted disease, from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Ganz Hall of Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave.
_ Philip Gossett, Dean of the Humanities Division and the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor in Music, who will present "Love and Death in Italian Opera," a look at changing values in 19th-century opera, from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the East Lecture Hall of the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.
_ Andrew Greeley, Visiting Professor in the College and Research Associate at NORC, who will present "Love and Marriage: The Catholic Perspective" from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Thorne Auditorium of the Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave.
_ Martin Marty, the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Divinity School, who will moderate a panel titled "Love and Marriage in World Religions: The Value of Values in a Pluralistic World" from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the East Lecture Hall of the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Panelists will include Don Browning, the Alexander Campbell Professor in the Divinity School; Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Professor in the Divinity School; and Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor in the Divinity School.
_ Nicholas Rudall, Associate Professor in Classical Languages & Literatures and Founding Director of Court Theatre, who will present a staged reading of his new translation of Plato's Symposium from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St.
_ Kenneth Warren, Professor in English, who will present "Henry James' The Golden Bowl: When There's a Crack at the Heart of the World," a discussion of what James' novel can tell us about marriage in the modern world, from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the A. Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall of the Field Museum, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive.
Tickets for each presentation are $3. Call 435-6666 to charge tickets on Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Tickets are also available at the Orchestra Hall box office, 220 S. Michigan Ave. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, contact the Illinois Humanities Council at 422-5580.