'365 Days/365 Plays' Oct. 19-21; Informal Performances Begin Oct. 15

Story posted October 07, 2007

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The Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance will present 365 Days/365 Plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m., in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall.

The performances are free and open to the public. General admission tickets are available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, at 207-725-3375, and at the door.

Complementing the theatricality of the Pickard production will be daily informal presentations around campus at surprising times and places, Monday, October 15, through Sunday, October 21, by theater and dance students. See the schedule and map...

The 365 Days/365 Plays project has been called the largest-scale theatrical collaboration in United States history. The plays, written one each day over a year, are being presented across the country every week for 52 weeks by local theater companies and colleges and universities, around hub venues in such cities and regions as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Texas.

The Bowdoin production comprises Week 49's seven very short plays (each play is 5 to 20 minutes in length). The 12-member student ensemble is directed by theater and dance department faculty collaborators Sonja Moser, Joan Sand, Gretchen Berg, Gwyneth Jones, Paul Sarvis, and June Vail. The hour-long production includes sound and video design by professionals David Pence and Dustin O'Neill, with lighting design by the department's Technical Director Michael Schiff-Verre, and sets by Assistant Technical Director Deb Puhl.

365 Days/365 Plays is produced with assistance from the Visual Culture in the 21st Century Series, the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the Friends of Bowdoin Fund.

In celebration of the October 14, 2007, reopening of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin faculty are presenting "Visual Culture in the 21st Century," a year-long program of cross-disciplinary courses, public talks and performances, and departmental events exploring the vitality and importance of contemporary visual arts.

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