Celebrate Shakespeare 2011
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: WSU Celebrates Shakespeare
When: October 3-October 15
Where: WSU Ogden campus
Cost: Films and Lecture are Free and open to the public
The Weber State University Department of Performing Arts joins with various departments and organizations across campus to present “WSU Celebrates Shakespeare,” October 3-October 15. The lecture and films are free and open to the public. This festival is held in conjunction with the Department of Performing Arts production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Tracy Callahan; opening on Friday, October 7th, 7:30 pm, and continues through October 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30, in the Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts with a matinee October 15 at 2:00 pm.
3 Oct, Mon, 12:30 pm Hobart Shakespeareans (2005, 52 minutes) Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union Bldg. Sponsored by the WSU Center for Diversity and Unity and WSU Office of Assistant to the President for Diversity.
Teacher Rafe Esquith has a passionate point of view about educating children of immigrants. Teaching in Los Angeles at one of the nation’s largest inner-city grade schools Esquith leads his class of fifth graders through an uncompromising curriculum of English, mathematics, geography and literature. And at the end of the semester, every student performs in a full-length Shakespeare play. Despite language barriers and poverty, these Hobart Shakespeareans move on to attend outstanding colleges, motivated by a teacher honored with a National Medal of Arts.
5 Oct, Wed, 1:30 pm Shakespeare Behind Bars (2003, 93 minutes) Hetzel-Hoellein Room, WSU Stewart Library
Sponsored by the WSU Sociology Club. LIght refreshments will be served.
This is a tremendously moving film, where the protagonists are not merely defined by their crimes but are afforded dignity and a fresh chance to look truth in the eye, and embrace it. The result is an extraordinary story about the creative process and the power of art to heal and redeem--in a place where the very act of participation in theatre is a human triumph and a means of personal liberation.
8 Oct, Sat, 7:30 pm Romeo and Juliet with American Sign Language Interpretation provided by the WSU Office for Students with Disabilities
11 Oct, Tue 7:30 pm Romeo and Juliet free WSU student night. Beginning at 6:30 at the Browning Center Box Office, each student with a current Wildcard will receive one free ticket to the Tuesday performance, first come, first served.
12 Oct, Wed, 11:00 am “If Only Romeo and Juliet Had Received Counseling: QPR Suicide Prevention”
Mezzanine Shepherd Union Building. Sponsored by WSU Counseling Service and WSU Mental Health Week.
Dianna Abel and Angela McLean, WSU Counseling Service, presenters. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
For more information, contact Caril Jennings, 636 6431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.