Out and About
(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.
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.
Basketball Another season of Sea-Hawks basketball tips off in the MUN gym starting with the womens team facing Saint Marys University at 2 p.m. and the men following at 4 p.m. versus SMU.
Basketball Sea-Hawks basketball continues in the MUN gym with the womens team facing Saint Marys University at 2 p.m. and the men following at 4 p.m. versus SMU.
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.
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 Memorials 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.
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 mens 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.
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.