University of Rochester

EVENT: The University of Rochester International Theatre Program Presents Charles Ludlam's Exquisite Torture

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16; and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10; Todd Theater located in Todd Union on the University of Rochester River Campus

ADMISSION: $8 general admission; $7 for seniors. Visa and MasterCard accepted; tickets can be purchased at the box office or reserved online at www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/theatre or by phone at (585) 275-4088

Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights and all weekend.

November 14, 2000

The University of Rochester International Theatre Program will present its second production of the semester, Charles Ludlam's Exquisite Torture, which opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Todd Theater in Todd Union on the University's River Campus. The play will run at 8 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10.

Exquisite Torture unveils the story of a fading, impoverished, and love-wracked Italian aristocrat and his passionate attraction to a woman he thought lost to him forever but who now has possibly been found. Based on Salvador Dali's remarkable novel Hidden Faces, Ludlam's idiosyncratic farce blends Jean Genet's The Maids and Luigi Pirandello's As You Desire Me.

Nigel Maister, associate director of the International Theatre Program, will direct the production, with set and costume design by Holly Laws. Lighting design will be done by Allen D. Hahn; composer and sound designer is Obadiah Eaves.

Tickets are $8 general admission, $7 for seniors. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or reserved online at www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/theatre or by calling (585) 275-4088.

For more information, contact the box office at (585) 275-4088 or the theatre program web site at www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/theatre.




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