Monday, March 05, 2007

Dreaming Out Loud -- A Dream Play at the University of Akron

Local theatre goers and people interested in the subject of dreams might want to attend A Dream Play at the University of Akron this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 8 - 10.

The play, by August Strindberg, begins at 8 PM in Sandefur Theatre. Each night prior to the performance, special "dream" topics will be addressed in a series of free seminars:

March 8th -- Musical Evocations of Dreams with Dr Brooks Toliver, professor of music.

March 9th -- Land of Dreamy Dreams: A Glimpse at Our Other-Worldly Selves with Dr Jeanne-Helene Roy, associate professor of modern languages

March 10th -- Dreams vs. Reality with Dr. Joseph LiVecchi, assistant professor of philosophy

I haven't seen A Dream Play yet, but have read it in numerous drama and lit classes over the years. This production is billed as "August Strindberg's A Dream Play in a new version by James Slowiak." So I am looking forward to a unique world view along with the physicality and edge that James brings to his work. I'm a longtime fan of Slowiak's company, the New World Performance Laboratory, but also make it a point to check in on his work with University of Akron theatre students. If you missed Winesburg, Ohio, you missed something very special indeed.

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