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Where Art Thou: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee might be dead, but this original play about Virginia Woolf is giving us life.

New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.

Wednesday, March 29th

  • On Translating Clarice Lispector with Katrina Dodson, 7:00 PM, Room 501 in Dodge Hall – “The monumental Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector in Katrina Dodson’s much-lauded translation exploded on the U.S. literary scene in 2015. Dodson will speak about the Lispector phenomenon and the joys and challenges of translating her work in conversation with Minna Proctor of The Literary Review and Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC) Director Susan Bernofsky, Writing.” – Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 30th

  • Silent Matinees: American Slapstick, 12:00 PM, Room 501 in Dodge Hall – “Professor Vito Adriaensens presents a five-part silent cinema matinee series with live music by Belgian jazz musician Adriaan Campo and friends. The fourth part is dedicated to the pitfalls and pratfalls of four of America’s best silver screen comedians. Buster Keaton outdoes Mary Pickford by performing not one but all roles in The Play House. Harold Lloyd conquers skyscrapers and death in Never Weaken. Charley Chase and his wife cheat on each other with each other in Mighty Like a Moose. And the outlandish genius Charley Bowers tells a tall tale with stop motion in Now You Tell One.” – Free and open to the public
  • Liam Young: New Romance, 6:30 PM, Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery (1172 Amsterdam Ave.) – “The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery presents Liam Young: New Romance, the first U.S. solo exhibition of speculative architect, artist, and filmmaker Liam Young. The exhibition features three recently completed film projects – In the Robot Skies (2016), Where the City Can’t See (2016), and the debut of Renderlands (2017) – as well as a selection of props, materials and research that helped shape the fictional worlds encompassed in each film.” – Free and open to the public; gallery runs from March 30th to May 13th, 2017
  • Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group presents “Troades”, Seneca’s “Trojan Women,” 8:00 PM, Minor Latham Playhouse – “The Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group is proud to present Seneca’s “Troades” (Trojan Women) – a resistance piece composed around the middle of the first century CE during the reign of Emperor Nero by his tutor. . .This spring’s production applies contemporary symbols and movement to Seneca’s protest in poetry. (This production is in Latin with English supertitles.)” – Tickets available here; additional shows Friday, March 31st at 8:00 PM, and Saturday, April 1st at both 2:00 and 8:00 PM.
  • NOMADS presents West, 8:00 PM, Glicker-Milstein Theatre in the Diana Center – “NOMADS presents West, an original play by Antonia Georgieva and a window into the life and relationships of Virginia Woolf, especially her affair with Vita Sackville-West. The play follows the Leonard and Virginia Woolf as they host a dinner party for their friends Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West and T.S. Eliot. The Woolfs’ maid, Nellie Boxall, provides a humorous foil to the authors’ heavy discussions of life and love. ” – Tickets available here; additional shows Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st at 8:00 PM.

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