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Galileo: The Emotional Life of a Spacecraft

Segal Theater

For fourteen years the Galileo Orbiter has been our eyes and ears in its travels through our solar system, unraveling the mystery of Jupiter and its many satellites. On September 21, 2003 the craft will fly directly into the planet and be destroyed. Join us for a concert of rock, folk, and funk music, provided by Redshift Productions, in celebration of the life and successes of the Galileo spacecraft. Seating is limited, so please call in advance for reservations.

Free

Romance & Resistance

Segal Theater

The first in a three-part documentary film series exploring the experiences of Parisian Music Hall performers during World War II.

Free

Dario Fo and The Commedia dell’Arte Workshop and Demonstration

Segal Theater

Stefano Di Pietro, Gianni Pontillo, and the Absurda Comica theatre company will offer a workshop and discussion on Dario Fo’s theatrical techniques and the art of storytelling. Join them for a rare look into the heart of Commedia dell’Arte and the unique technique of Italian theatre legend and Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo.

Free

Dario Fo’s 1997 Nobel Prize-Winning Mistero Buffo

Segal Theater

Join Stefano Di Pietro, one of Dario Fo’s most prolific students and collaborators, and his theatre company Absurda Comica from Rome for two performances of selections from Dario Fo’s Nobel Prize-winning Mistero Buffo.

Free

Prelude ’03

Segal Theater

A New York first-the magnificent pre-season celebration of some of the best theatre that New York City has to offer, the Prelude Weekend will provide a forum that exemplifies the diverse work being produced by members of New York's distinctive non-profit Off-Broadway Theatre community. The Graduate Center will host 16 member companies of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, providing New York students, faculty and teachers, theatre professionals, and theatre-goers a first look at the eclectic work being developed for the upcoming 2003-04 season and beyond.

Free

Paris Was My Liberation

Segal Theater

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the world premiere screening of a unique three-part historical documentary. Paris Was My Liberation is the first film series to explore the World War II experiences of Parisian Music Hall performers, who used their positions to support the armed Resistance against the German Occupation and to rescue Jews and other victims from Nazi persecution.

$10

The Dybbuk / Between Two Worlds

Segal Theater

Join the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Theatre for a special screening of the highly successful 2002 Israeli theatre production of perhaps the most important Jewish play: The Dybbuk /Between Two Worlds.

Free

Feynman Lives!

Segal Theater

Who won the Nobel Prize, kept people awake by playing bongo drums at Los Alamos, and wrote a best-seller? No one but the brilliant and irrepressible physicist Richard Feynman. Film and television actor Norman Parker will perform a solo tribute, delivering the man’s wit and wisdom in his own words.

Free

promises.com

Segal Theater

On the brink of a revolutionary discovery, a liberal biologist has to choose between altruism and financial success. Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Science and Technology Project present a staged reading of Israel Horovitz ’s promises.com, starring Bob Dishy ,Novella Nelson ,Douglas Simmons , and Mary McCormack , and directed by Michael Morris from old Vic Theatre. An audience talk-back with the author, director, and cast will immediately follow the reading.

Free

The New Allegory

Segal Theater

Victoria Nelson, the author of the recent The Secret Life of Puppets, reminds us that even in a perpetually-ironic postmodern society, we are always gripped by the fantastical power of the spiritual and the supernatural.

Free

Pierre and Marie: Love and Chemistry

Segal Theater

In a small laboratory in Paris in the 1890s, Pierre and Marie Curie discover uranium, radium, and love. Pierre and Marie, adapted by Ron Clark from the original French play by Jean-Noel Fenwick, is equal parts science, history, and riotously charming comedy. Join us for a reading by Break A Leg Productions. Cosponsored by The Science Center and The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

Free

An Evening with Japanese Kyôgen Actor and Director Mansai Nomura

Segal Theater

Come explore the rollicking world of traditional Japanese comedy with the most exciting young actor in the kyôgen world today. The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and the Japan Society are proud to present Mansai Nomura, scion of the legendary Nomura family of the traditional Japanese comedy known as kyôgen (“crazy words”).

Free

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