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.

On Campus:

  • This Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, head to the Lerner Black Box for CU Players Presents: Bona Varda! In Polari, a coded language used by queer men in 19th century Britain, “bona varda” means a good look or glance, a “fleeting moment of pleasure.” Join CU Players for this “queer love story for the ages, a play with music, dance, and romance.” Get there early to waitlist.
  • Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM plus 2 PM on Saturday, join the medical campus’ Bard Hall Players for Much Ado About Nothing, one of our favorite amorous-romping, identity-mistaking Shakespearean comedies. Tickets from $8.
  • The Barnard College Department of Theatre presents Town Hall by Caridad Svich, a play in which a group of unnamed people come together in gathering “After it all happened / And we thought that the world was over.” Saturday, March 7 at 3 PM in the Minor Latham Playhouse; tickets from $5.23.
  • This weekend, two MFA students’ directing theses are going up at the Lenfest Center. Terrorism, directed by Velani Dibba ’20, is a “darkly comic rendering of the latent violence lurking beneath the mundanity of everyday life.” GASP!, directed by Anna Rebek ’20, follows a group of people on a 48-hour retreat, where they “engage in role-playing and writing exercises in order to try and increase their positive communication skills through the lens of horror.” Free student tickets with the codes on the website.
  • Twelfth Night also goes up this week and next, performed weekdays at 10:30 AM in the Theatre@Schapiro. Join the MFA Acting Class of 2020 on the Island of Illyria for love triangles, bitter rivals, cross-dessing shipwrecked twins, and great fun.
  • In the mood for less talking, more moving? Check out Naach Nation XVIII in Roone next Saturday, March 7 at 7 PM for an intercollegiate showcase of South Asian dance. Or join China Dance for their Spring Showcase, Wanderlust, on Sunday, also 7 PM in Roone.

Off Campus

  • Look, if you have time to go off campus, you have time to see another one of the ten million performing arts events happening ON campus this weekend. Do that.

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