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(November 18, 1999, Gazette)

The Great Wall of China

What do you get when you gather together Romeo and Juliet, Don Juan, Cleopatra, an irate emperor and an outspoken radical? The Great Wall of China, of course. Confused? don't be - The Great Wall of China is a production of Memorial's English Department. Written by Swiss playwritght Max Frisch, this play allegorically details the vicious cycle of humanity's self-destruction. Through a series of interwoven plotlines, the audience is introduced to various literarty and historical figures all of who symbolize a different facet of humanity's tragic past. During this dream-like sequence of encounters, the audience witnesses the construction of the Grat Wall of china and the hunt for an outspoken radical who jeopardizes the reign of the emperor. Perfect for the year 1999, The Great Wall of China illustrates how little man has changed since the beginning of civilization. It offers an overt plea for universal change as we enter the new millennium, with possiblities of new found strength and hope. Playing Nov. 24-27 at the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door.

Thursday, Nov. 18
Concert –
The Debut Plus Concert Series continues with Eve Egoyan, piano, at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall at 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 19
Presentation –
The Map Library on the fifth floor of the QE II Library will help celebrate Geography Awareness Week with GIS Day from 2:30-4:30 p.m., featuring demonstrations of ArcView GIS and MapInfo GIS and Newfoundland online map viewing.

Lecture – Department of Anthropology seminar series presents Three Dog Night: Overwintering in Newfoundland in the Historic Past, an illustrated lecture by Tom Nemec, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Education Building, room E-4011.

Saturday, Nov. 20
Monte Carlo night –
A tribute to Broadway is the theme of this year’s Monte Carlo Charity Fundraiser, organized by the first and second-year medical students at Memorial. The gala event starts at 7 p.m. in the foyer of the medical school at the Health Sciences Centre. Admission is free, and you’re invited to dress formally. Activities during the evening feature games of chance, singing, dancing, fine sweet dining and a giant auction.

Basketball – Another season of Sea-Hawk’s basketball tips off in the MUN gym starting with the women’s team facing Saint Mary’s University at 2 p.m. and the men following at 4 p.m. versus SMU.

Sunday, Nov. 21
Sunday Cinema –
MUN Sunday Cinema Series continues with Twin Falls Idaho (USA) 110 mins. Directed by Michael Polish. For more information on the series, reviews, IMDB links, and pictures, see http://www.mun.ca/film/.

Basketball – Sea-Hawk’s basketball continues in the MUN gym with the women’s team facing Saint Mary’s University at 2 p.m. and the men following at 4 p.m. versus SMU.

Monday, Nov. 22
Bazaar –
The Queen Elizabeth II Library will hold a bazaar in aid of Iris Kirby House from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room L-1021 (behind the bookstore) featuring baked goods, crafts, plants, books and white elephant items. Coffee and muffin for only $1. At noon in the lobby, the Christmas tree will be lit. For each $2 bow sponsored you will receive a ticket on a chance to win a variety of prizes. All ticket money raised will go to the Opportunity Fund scholarships and Iris Kirby House.
Wednesday, Nov. 24

Presentation – The Medical Research Council (MRC) of Canada is meeting at Memorial and the afternoon session is open to the public. Starting at 2 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Health Sciences Centre there will be four presentations from the university research community — Dr. John Brosnan, Biochemistry; Dr. Brendan Barrett, Medicine; Dr. Nigel Rawson, Community Health; and Dr. Diane Goldstein, Folklore. At the end of the talks, the president of the MRC, Dr. Henry Friesen, will give a 30 minute talk with an opportunity for questions and answers.

Thursday, Nov. 25
Concert –
The MUN Concert Band, conducted by Donald Buell, will present a program of traditional and contemporary works for band at 8 p.m. Featured soloist is saxophonist Dameian Walsh. For more School of Music concert information, please visit the Web site at www.mun.ca/music, or phone Roger at 737-4700.

Lecture – Department of Anthropology post-fieldwork seminars take place in room AA-2073 from 12:30-1:50 p.m. Today, Rhonda Burke presents.

Lecture – The Newfoundland Historical Society presents a free public lecture by John Greene titled Scapegoats or Scoundrels: Priests and Merchants in 19th Century Politics. The meeting starts at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall of the Marine Institute.

Garden AGM – The annual general meeting of the Friends of the Garden will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial’s Botanical Garden Field Centre, 306 Mount Scio Road. Guest speaker is Michael Murray talking about water gardens. For more information, call 737-8590.

Labrador lecture – Labrador Matters, a lecture series sponsored by the Labrador Institute, presents Education in Southern Labrador and Iceland: A Comparison, by Dr. Jean Brown, Education, at 12:30 p.m. in room AA-1046.

Friday, Nov. 26
Lecture –
The Drs. Albert and Margaret Cox Lecture takes place starting at 12:30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre A of the medical school. Sister Elizabeth Davis, chief executive officer of the Health Care Corporation of St. John’s, will speak on Health Care Today: Chaos, Control, or Creative Response?

Saturday, Nov. 27
Volleyball –
The men’s volleyball team takes on Université de Moncton at 7 p.m. in the MUN gym.

Sunday, Nov. 28
Sunday Cinema –
MUN Sunday Cinema Series continues with The Dinner Game (France) 80 mins. Directed by Francis Veber. For more information on the series, reviews, IMDB links, and pictures, see http://www.mun.ca/film/.

Concert – The School of Music Concert Season continues with a concert by Jane Leibel, soprano, at 8 p.m. For more School of Music concert information, please visit the Web site at www.mun.ca/music, or phone Roger at 737-4700.

Volleyball – The men’s volleyball team takes on Université de Moncton at 1 p.m. in the MUN gym.

Free concert – The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, in association with the Sound Symposium, present the Black Auks and special guest Paul Bendzsa with an improvisational jazz tribute to Pee Wee Russell. The atmosphere is informal and children are welcome.

Tuesday, Nov. 30
Lecture –
St. John’s Public Lecture Series in Philosophy, presented by Memorial’s Department of Philosophy, invites the public to a talk with Dr. John Scott when he asks Is There a Mesh-size Problem with the Internet. The lecture takes place at the Darkroom Urban Lounge, 340 Duckworth Street, at 8:30 p.m. For more information, see www.ucs.mun.ca/~e62bps/lectures/.

Wednesday, Dec. 1
Concert –
The School of Music Concert Season continues with a concert by Michelle Cheramy, flute, at 8 p.m. For more School of Music concert information, please visit the Web site at www.mun.ca/music, or phone Roger at 737-4700.

Thursday, Dec. 2
Lecture –
Department of Anthropology post-fieldwork seminars take place in room AA-2073 from 12:30-1:50 p.m. Today, Luigi Chiaramonte presents.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S
Elemental, an exhibition by Shawn O’Hagan and Grenfell Fine Arts professor Don Foulds, is on display at the Eastern Edge Gallery, Clift’s-Baird’s Cove in downtown St. John’s, until Dec. 15.

Will Maclean: Cardinal Points continues at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until Jan. 2, 2000.

Strathbutler: the First Five Years continues at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until Dec, 5.