Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts: November Preview

The Department of Dramatic Arts is presenting its mainstage production of a Shakespearean classic  –Twelfth Night. The production of the popular comedy comes with a twist, it is set in the 1950s rather than the middle ages. In this retroactively reformed take on a well-known play, the focus is on letting audiences experience a classic plot within an ‘era of soul-searching country blues’.

Although the production is not a musical, there is a host of contemporary music and culture influence seen throughout. The production is a directorial collaboration between Dramatic Arts faculty Gyllian Raby and Danielle Wilson, assisted by Keavy Lynch.

This first main-stage production of the Department of Dramatics Arts’ 2013-14 Season showcases the talents of students in the undergraduate program. Come out and support your fellow students in their endeavours to take on a dauntingly complex and wondrous play.

This production runs November 7, 8 and 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., and November 8 at 11:30 a.m., held at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University. Tickets are $18.

The Department of Music presents the Avanti Chamber Singers from the Viva Voce! Choral Series. The event will be held on November 16 between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church at 99 Ontario Street, St. Catharines.

The Avanti Chamber Singers specialize in the promotion of Canadian and more specifically, Niagara-based choral compositions. These pillars of the artisitic community are both accompanied and a cappella, making for one unforgettable musical experience. Tickets are $ 20.

The Department of Visual Arts is finishing up their Walker Cultural Leader’s Series strong, specifically with internationally renowned artist, Althea Thauberger. Althea worked with Brock University Art students to develop a short, artistic film. This film they recorded will be screened on November 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The event is free for all members of the community and will be held in Academic South, room 215.

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