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Author Topic: Feb. 12, 2009 - BICENTENNIAL OF CHARLES DARWIN'S BIRTH  (Read 517 times)
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« on: February 07, 2009, 11:26:52 am »


The Performing Arts Series Presents “The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial” at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Farthing Auditorium. For tickets, call 262-4046 or 800-841-2787. This radio play from LA Theatre Works, starring Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner and the cast of the LA Theatre Works Radio Theater, features characters who stand at the center of one of the great debates of American society, come to life in this magnificent, semi-staged production.

Based on the original transcripts of the 1925 Scopes Trial, which championed the right to teach evolution in the public schools, the play features such unlikely heroes as Clarence Darrow, William Jennings Bryan, H.L. Mencken and John Scopes, who set the stage for an ongoing national debate over the separation of Church and State in a democratic society.

Department of Theatre & Dance presents The Trial Scene from “Inherit the Wind” and More at 7 p.m. Feb. 12-14 and 19-21 at I.G. Greer Studio Theater . For tickets, call 262-3063. Darwin’s theory of evolution created a firestorm of controversy, and its dramatic and comic possibilities were quickly adapted to the stage. The production will include three sections. Part I includes examples of early 1920s vaudeville’s response to Darwin in satiric and comic songs and sketches. Part II is the famous courtroom scene from Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s 1950s play, Inherit the Wind. Part III looks at Darwin in contemporary theatrical terms.

Juried Art Competition sponsored by the Department of Art: Month of February, Looking Glass Gallery, Plemmons Student Union. The Art Department will sponsor a juried student competition of art work devoted to any aspect of evolution. Works will be judged by a committee comprised of art faculty members, and will be displayed at the Looking Glass Gallery during the month of February. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For details, call 262-2220.

Juried Music Competition sponsored by the Hayes School of Music:

Recital at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center. Composition/Theory majors in the Hayes School of Music will participate in a Darwin Composition Competition. Students will write original compositions that are inspired by Darwin and his theory of evolution There will be one winner and two runners-up and all of the compositions will be performed in a chamber music recital, which is free and open to the public. For details, call 262-3020.
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