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.
- 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.
- 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.
Image via Wikipedia