Theater Schedule Features Brecht and Dance

Theater Schedule Features Brecht and Dance

Robsham Theater begins the final portion of its fall 2001 schedule today at 8 p.m. with the opening of the Bertolt Brecht play "The Good Person of Szechwan" produced by the Boston College Theater Department.

Also on tap in the remaining weeks of the semester will be a performance by the Boston College Dance Ensemble and the annual presentation of "A Dancer's Christmas," a popular retelling of the Christmas story through dance and song that has become a Boston College tradition.

"The Good Person of Szechwan" tells the story of three gods who enter a poor village in search of one good person and find Shen Te, a prostitute. They give her money to buy a store, but her generosity betrays her, and a series of comic adventures follow.

The production, which is directed by Theater Department Chairman Assoc. Prof. Stuart Hecht, will be shown at 8 p.m. today through Nov. 17 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Admission is $10, $5 for senior citizens and students with a Boston College ID.

From Nov. 29-Dec. 1, the Boston College Dance Ensemble will give its annual fall presentation. For more information, call the theatre box office, ext.2-4002.

"A Dancer's Christmas" will kick off its 21st year on Friday, Dec. 14, with an 8 p.m. performance. Audiences of all ages have enjoyed the imaginative choreography and powerful imagery of the show, which features a cast of some 50 professional dancers, students and children.

Additional shows will take place on Dec. 15, 16, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Dec. 16 and 23 and a special children's performance at 2 p.m. on Dec. 22. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students; all tickets are $15 for the children's performance.

-Sean Smith


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