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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2010 WSU Greek Festival (Ogden: Sept 20 - 29)

2010 WSU Greek Festival

Who: Weber State University Honors Program
What: 2010 WSU Greek Festival
When: schedule below
Where: WSU Campus

WSU Honors presents the 13th annual WSU Greek Festival in conjunction with the Classical Greek Theatre Festival. The festival production for 2010 is Euripides’ “Alcestis.” The festival originated as support for the Classical Greek Theatre production hosted by WSU Department of Performing Arts every fall, by providing our own faculty in a series of lectures and other events about Classical Greek culture. This is also the 13th year it has been scheduled to coincide with the Ogden community Greek Food Festival presented by the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, this year on 24-25 September.

The festival will present a series of lectures, a readers theatre performance of Aristophanes’ The Clouds which is intended for mature audiences only, as well as the Classical Greek play. All events are open to the public and free, with the exceptions of the ticket price for the theatre production of Euripides’”Alcestis,” $7/$10.

Two lectures and the readers theatre production will be held in the Hetzel-Hoellein Room in the Stewart Library, WSU campus; with additional lectures and activities planned at other venues noted (*) on the schedule below. The pre-show lecture for “Alcestis” will be held in the Fireplace Lounge in the Shepherd Union Building. “Alcestis” will be presented in the Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union Building.

WSU Greek Festival Schedule 2010
20 Mon 1:30 *Anthropology Club Meeting: Travelers’ Tales from Modern Greece, Social Science 101
22 Wed 1:30 *Greek Traditions in Music and Theatre, Cathy Neff, Browning Center Room 319
24 Fri 4:30 *Nous, the Philosophy Club of WSU: The Greeks and Contemporary Philosophy, Social Science Room 278
25 Sat 2-5pm (every half hour) WSU Ott Planetarium show, including Greek stories in the constellations
27 Mon 1:30 The World of Aristophanes and Euripides, Dr. Kathy Payne/History, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Stewart Library
28 Tue 1:30 Reader’s Theatre: “The Clouds,” (contains adult themes and language), Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Stewart Library
29 Wed 1:30 Panel Discussion: “Alcestis,” moderated by Dr. Robert Hogge/English, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Stewart Library
29 Wed 6:30 *What you need to know about “Alcestis”: Dr. Jim Svendesen/UofU Classics, in the Fireplace Lounge,
Shepherd Union Building
29 Wed 7:30 *Euripides’ “Alcestis” in the Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union Building

Writers: the following contact list is provided for more information:.
Classical Greek Theatre Festival/Alcestis: Dr. Jim Svendsen, jim.svendsen@mac.com or 801 581 4607
History Research: Dr. Kathy Payne, klpayne@weber.edu or 626-6511
Anthropology: Dr. Linda Eaton, leaton1@weber.edu
Greek Readers Theatre: Caril Jennings, 626-6431 or crjennings@weber.edu
Literature: Dr. Robert Hogge, rhogge@weber.edu or 801-626-6596
Orthodox Church: Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 399-2231
Music: Cathy Neff, cathyneff@xmssion.com or 801-678-8005
Philosophy: Richard Greene, rgreene@weber.edu
Planetarium: Dr. Stacy Palen, physics.weber.edu/palen
WSU Greek Festival Concept/Overview, Caril Jennings, 626-6431 or crjennings@weber.edu

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