Tag: Nigel Maister

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents <i>Venus</i>

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents Venus

November 14, 2014

The play is based on the true story of Saartijie Baartman, a South African woman taken from her home in 1810 and brought to London where she becomes an overnight sensation on the freak-show circuit. Later dubbed the “Venus Hottentot,” Baartman’s image became known in popular culture as a symbol of sexuality.

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International Theatre Program starts 25th anniversary season with <i>What the Butler Saw</i>

International Theatre Program starts 25th anniversary season with What the Butler Saw

October 3, 2014

Sex, authority, and psychoanalysis take center stage on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Todd Theatre as the International Theatre Program begins its 25th season with the provocative farce, What the Butler Saw.

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Devotion, deviance face off in ‘Madame de Sade’

Devotion, deviance face off in ‘Madame de Sade’

April 11, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, the International Theatre Program presents the rarely performed Madame de Sade, a work that explores deeply disquieting questions about the nature of suffering and belief.

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Nigel Maister is first recipient of Peck Artistic Directorship

Nigel Maister is first recipient of Peck Artistic Directorship

March 5, 2014

Created with a lead gift by University Trustee Janice M. Willett ’78S (MBA) and Joseph T. Willett ’75S (MBA), the Russell and Ruth Peck Artistic Directorship is endowed thanks to generous contributions from 176 additional University alumni and friends.

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<em>The Glass Menagerie</em> opens April 25

The Glass Menagerie opens April 25

April 19, 2013

A powerful and moving drama, the play follows its iconic characters—the dreamer, Tom Wingfield, his crippled sister, Laura, and their overbearing mother, Amanda—as they deal with the disillusionment of the past and attempt to escape to a better future.

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Premiering: <em>The Rochester Plays</em>

Premiering: The Rochester Plays

January 31, 2013

Set on a snowy inner-city street during a time of blizzard, a young single mother embarks on a friendship with an ex-con and with a reclusive welfare recipient looking to overcome his addictions.

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