Tagged: theater


A final reminder to all the folks in the Core community, about tonight’s performance of “The Assemblywomen” by Aristophanes. Why should you go? For the free pizza and marshmallow Peeps, at 5 PM; to hear live music from the famous faculty blue band, Fish Worship, at 5:15 (especially a new original song written by Prof. […]

Medea! This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

The Calliope Project invites members of the Core community to come out tonight to see their production of Euripides’ Medea. This adaptation, translated by Ian Johnston and directed by Ryan Collins and A. Harry Gustafson, sets the tragic events of Euripides’ masterpiece in a vaguely post-apocalyptic setting. All performances — Thursday the 5th, Friday 4/6, […]

Core to see Pride & Prejudice on stage

On March 20th, the second-year Core Humanities students will hear a lecture on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by the novelist Allegra Goodman.  Dr. Goodman’s most recent book The Cookbook Collector has been described as a “Sense and Sensibility for the digital age.” We are fortunate that a theatrical version of Pride and Prejudice is […]

Planning Meeting for Spring ’12 Aristophanes

As many of you know every year Core and Classics does an informal but wild Aristophanes play, with students and faculty joining in. The time has come once more to think of Aristophanes, candy-throwing, and phallic processions. We will be having a preliminary meeting for anyone interested in being part of the show this Wednesday, […]

Tonight: Theater of War pre-show talk, after-show reception

From Erin McDonagh (Core ’08, CAS ’10), member of the EnCore Steering Committee: As Core alums, we all know that no one understood war or tragedy like the ancient Greeks. In Theater of War, actors read excerpts from Sophocles’ tragedies Ajax and Philoctetes, with the aim of drawing attention to the challenges faced by veterans […]

Theater of War: Ancient Words, Modern Wounds

Theater of War participants and Columbia student veterans discuss a performance on the Columbia campus. Theater of War is an innovative project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for town-hall discussions about the challenges faced by our soldiers and veterans. This unique stage production and panel discussion is designed to raise […]

This Friday: Calliope Scene Festival

Come and enjoy various scenes from famous plays and works of literature performed and directed by the Core student and Core alumni members of Calliope Project theater troupe. The pieces at this Friday”s show are drawn from sources including Hamlet, Eurydice, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, and the poetry […]

Today: Lunch & Talk with Kuwaiti Shakespeare director

The “Arab Shakespeare Trilogy”: Staging a Region in Tumult, 2002-2011 What: Lunch and public conversation with video examples from Sulayman Al-Bassam’s “Arab Shakespeare Trilogy” Who: Anglo-Kuwaiti theater director Al-Bassam, MLCL Arabic literature professor Margaret Litvin, and interested students and faculty When: Wednesday Oct 12, 12-2pm.  Buffet lunch will be served before and during the talk. […]

Calliope’s Cyrano: Tonight!

The Calliope Project, a campus theater troupe composed of Core students and alumni, is putting up a production of Cyrano de Bergerac as their mainstage show this semester. Last weekend’s opening performances were received quite enthusiastically. You have the chance to see the Calliope players in either of the last two shows, either tonight or […]

Cyrano de Bergerac Trailer

From the 2011 production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac by The Calliope Project. Sponsored by Boston University’s Core Curriculum. Directed by Elizabeth Ramirez. Trailer by John Sanderson with permission from the Hal Leonard Corporation