September 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m. , 7:30 p.m. and September 24, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Experience the World of Japanese Noh Theater
Uzawa Hisa and Uzawa Hikaru, mother and daughter actors from Tokyo’s Kanze School of Noh, will perform excerpts from the Japanese Noh plays Atsumori and Hagoromo.
October 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
First Thursday: Chelsea Foxwell
Chelsea Foxwell, associate professor of art history at the University of Chicago, presents “Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: The Past and Present of Nihonga.”
October 8, 2019, 3 p.m.
Tuesday Tea: Ann Sherif
Professor of East Asian Studies Ann Sherif discusses ukiyo-e prints depicting kabuki actors, nō dance and song, and bunraku puppetry in the current exhibition “Japan on Stage.”
November 6, 8, 9, 2019, 8 p.m. and November 10, 2019, 2 p.m.
A Midsummer Night‘s Dream
Britten’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream has become one of the most frequently performed operas from the second half of the 20th century.
November 7, 8, 9, 2019, 8 p.m.
Presented each year, Fall Forward showcases student and faculty choreography.
November 22, 2019
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
This endlessly inventive British period ensemble has long insisted that not all orchestras are the same. Their playgrounds include London’s Southbank Centre and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera—and for one night only, Finney Chapel.
December 5, 6, 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m. and December 7, 8, 2019, 2 p.m.
Urinetown: The Musical
The government's plans to combat a 20-year drought include a ban on private toilets. The profit-driven Good Urine Company sets up public toilets, but with a catch: You have to pay to pee.
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Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition
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