Suffolk University Announces the Modern Theatre¬'s Fall 2012 Season

Suffolk University Announces the Modern Theatre’s Fall 2012 Season

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University announces the programming lineup for its fall 2012 season, featuring pioneering new performances, classic cinema, stimulating conversation, and penetrating analysis of the 2012 election season. 

THE DIVA MONOLOGUES
8 p.m. Saturday, September 15
4 p.m. Sunday, September 16
Intermezzo: New England Chamber Opera presents a collection of one-act operas about women in history who have struggled to define their identities.

  • In At the Statue of Venus by Jake Heggie, libretto by Terrence McNally, a woman waits to meet a blind date while standing next to a statue of Venus in a museum, deliberating the many plusses and minuses of dating in the modern age.
  • The Stronger, by Hugo Weisgall, is an adaptation of August Strindberg’s short play about jealousy and power.
  • Miss Haversham’s Wedding Night, by Dominick Argento, is based on the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations.

Janna Baty, Barbara Kilduff, and Kristen Watson play the divas. Musical direction is by Linda Osborn-Blaschke, Brian Moll, and Stephen Yenger. Marc Astafan and Kirsten Z. Cairns are the stage directors. The set is designed by William A. Fregosi and lighting by Winston Limauge.  

WGBH’s Innovation Hub with Kara Miller
THE NEW ECONOMY: HOW AUTOMATION IS CHANGING THE GAME
7 p.m. Thursday, September 27 
An exclusive off-air discussion with Andrew McAfee, author of Race Against the Machine; Daniel Theobold, chief technology officer of Vecna Technologies; Willy Shih, Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School; andRodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics. This conversation is led by Kara Miller and co-sponsored by Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School.    

 

ELECTION 2012 AT SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY
October dates to be announced.
Suffolk University will present a dynamic series of debates, polls, panel discussions and simulcasts spotlighting the 2012 presidential election that will include lively responses from the Suffolk University and greater Boston communities.

 

AT EASE
8 p.m. Friday, October 5
8 p.m. Saturday, October 6
A documentary theatre production about the United States military experience, conceived and directed by Suffolk University professor Caitlin Langstaff with theatre and Veteran students.  Facilitated discussions will follow both performances. At Easeis presented by the Suffolk University Theatre Department.


THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10
On the 50th anniversary of its release, this political and psychological thriller still resonates for contemporary audiences in an election year. The film was directed by John Frankenheimer and features Frank SinatraLaurence HarveyJanet Leigh, and Angela Lansbury. A facilitated discussion will follow the screening with Suffolk University professors Robert Allison and Michael Goldman, presented in collaboration with the Boston Preservation Alliance.




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