Japanese Gagaku Ensemble TONIGHT @ Columbia University.

Japanese Gagaku Ensemble

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, St. Paul’s Chapel
Come hear a free performance in St. Paul’s Chapel of Japanese court music. This is an extremely rare chance to experience such unique music in the United States. Students will be playing on excellent traditional instruments, including the hichiriki, ryuteki, sho, biwa, and koto(gaku-so), under instructor is Louise Sasaki.

Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights Friday and Sat.

Ashley Kelly Tata writing to invite you to the next theatrical extravaganza brought to you by Columbia University with the energy and collaboration of Enthuse Theater.

We are very excited (and a little bit nervous) to share with you the work we have been doing on Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, written by “The Mother of us All,” Gertrude Stein. We have been hard at work detangling the knotty words of Stein in a valiant attempt to bring to you this take on a story we all know: Faustus has sold his soul to Mephisto for eternal life and knowledge—and light. But what if there is no proof of purchase? What if a woman entered this world and seems to possess that knowledge without having sold her soul? Who has the right to knowledge? What is the responsibility of power? What does a guy (or girl) have to do to get to hell?

We hope you will join us for 90 minutes of a theatrical exploratory event created by an incredible group of artists. Please come for the show, stay for the conversation, the environment, and the company.

Until then, with awe, enthusiasm and great anticipation,

Ashley Kelly Tata

Artistic Director
Enthuse Theater

MFA Directing Candidate 2012
Columbia University

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
By Gertrude Stein

Directed by Ashley Kelly Tata
Dramaturgy by David Carter
Music by Brian McCorkle
Choreography by Leeanne M. G-Bowley
Lighting Designed by Amith Chandrashaker
Costumes Designed by Kristen Kopp
Performed by: Andrew Belcher, Chelsea D’Aprile, Cherish Duke, Kevin Mannering, Sunrise Marks, Lea McKenna-Garcia and Ryan R. Rinkel
Image by Chip Rodgers

At:
The Schapiro Theatre
605 West 115th St (in the basement)
Friday, April 22nd at 8PM
Saturday, April 23rd at 3PM and at 8PM
MAP

It’s FREE!

RSVP at doctorfaustuslightsthelights@gmail.com

TINY MUPPET THEATER.

SEE MORE PICTURES AND FULL SET HERE.

From the Artist~

I really believe I captured the look and feel of the Muppet theater, more than I have seen in most movies. I know that many people were sad that this Muppet theater was not created. I hope this satisfies that need to see what could have been.

To View the Backstage Play set Click Link:
http://lancecardinal.blogspot.com/2011/03/custom-palisades-muppet-show-backstage.html

To See The MAKING OF the Muppet Theater and backstage Play set, click here:
http://lancecardinal.blogspot.com/2011/04/making-of-muppet-theatrebackstage.html

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