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UCR Theatre Department Presents Second Production of 2005-2006 Theatre Season


By Christine Kitano, Student Intern of CHASS College Computing
November 10, 2005

The Love of the Nightingale, by Timberlake Wertenbaker
An Athenian princess whose questions are answered by silence is violently silenced herself. A tale of the power of words and the price of silence.

The Department of Theatre at the University of California, Riverside, is proud to announce the second production of the 2005-2006 Theatre Season, The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Written in 1988, the play is based on the Greek myth of Philomele. The play was first performed in 1988 at The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford, and won the Eileen Anderson Central Television Drama Award.

Auditions for the casting of the UCR production were held in early October. Auditions for UCR theatre productions are always open to all UCR students, both theatre and non-theatre majors alike. The director of the play is Eric Barr, Chairman of the Theatre Department and Acting Director of the Palm Desert MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. Professor Barr teaches acting and directing classes and regularly directs UCR theatre productions.

The play opens Thursday night, November 10 th at 8:00pm in the Studio Theatre, ARTS 113 and will run Thursday – Saturday for seven performances until November 19 th. Tickets are available at both the Fine Arts Ticket Office and the ARTS Ticket Office and are $14 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors. Please be aware that the production contains mature themes and language and may not be suitable for all audiences.


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