Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:11
Debuting this Friday, November 4 and continuing throughout the weekend, the Colgate University Theatre program is performing the French comedy "Successful Strategies," as translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Like most theatrical pieces written by Marivaux, "Successful Strategies" is centered on themes of love, social mobility and the intricate relationships between masters and servants of the era. While this performance exhibits these complex ideas with sophistication, it is the unique perspective of the performance that is likely to draw audiences in. In Colgate's student presentation, the audience will sit around the stage, with the action of the scenes taking place squarely in the middle. Be sure to witness this complex comedy this weekend at the Dana Arts Center in Brehmer Theatre. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
GENT TREADLY CONCERT
Brought to Colgate by Beta Theta Pi, Delta Upsilon, the Korean American Student Association, Asia House and Sorella Society, on Friday, November 4, The Palace Theatre is providing a free concert by the band Gent Treadly. An alumnus of Colgate and bass player, Greg Koerner started this combination blues-rock group that has been performing for over fourteen years. Gent Treadly is widely known for its shows in New York City and has frequently shared the stage with members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, Jane's Addiction, Spin Doctors, moe and The Band. Gent Treadly and other acts will be performing from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
COMEDY IN GERMAN CINEMA
For students who express an interest in German culture and art, Golden Auditorium in Little Hall will hold screenings of two recent German films, prime examples of German cinematography with comedic commentaries on ethnic and social interactions. After the films, a symposium discussing the cultural and artistic aspects of German cinema will be offered. These 35mm films will be shown at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6.
FOLK AT THE OPERA HOUSE
This Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m., the Earlville Opera House will present a unique acoustic guitar artist and vocalist, Vicki Genfan. With challenging techniques including 29 variations of tunings, Genfan performs a blend of folk, soul and jazz music to create her own sound. In her concerts, Vicki Genfan is known for captivating audiences with her own written music and lyrics. Her presence and skill uniquely defines her as an artist. Ticket prices for this event range from $10 to $15.
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