In “Juliet,” by award-winning Eastern European playwright András Visky and subtitled “A Dialogue about Love,” a woman’s enduring love is tested while she is imprisoned with her children with no chance of survival. Hungarian and Romanian cultures play a prominent role throughout the duration of “Juliet” as the play documents the true story of the parents of Transylvanian writer Visky. After World War II, Visky’s father was sentenced to 22 years in prison by the Communist authorities for “acting against public order,” while his mother, himself and his 6 siblings were deported to a Romanian gulag a thousand kilometers from their home. Their family’s separation finally came to an end in 1964 during a short-lived period during which the regime relaxed its repressive policies.
“Juliet” runs September 10-October 3 at The Royal George Theatre. Tickets for this play are regularly priced at $25, but are available for only $15 at the box office (with valid university ID).
The Renaissance Society presents a reading by
Sunday, June 6, 2:00 pm
Playwright, poet, screenwriter, teacher, journalist, curator, Stanescu does it all. Her work is often characterized by a black humor and a sense of the absurd that is distinctly Eastern European. She wrote the screenplay for Dog Luv which is featured in the exhibition. She has won numerous awards and her plays have been widely presented internationally and in the US. Recent New York productions include: Aliens with Extraordinary Skills, Waxing West, and YokastaS Redux (co-authored with Richard Schechner). She teaches at New York University.
This event will take place in Swift Hall room 106. 1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall). FREE
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Opening Reception: Sunday, May 2, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Artist Talk 5:00 – 6:00pm (in room 307, directly below the gallery)
The Renaissance Society presents The Seductiveness of the Interval, a project presented at the Romanian Pavilion of the 2009 Venice Biennale. The work of three Romanian artists–Stefan Constantinescu, Andrea Faciu and Ciprian Muresan–is exhibited in a two-story architectural structure designed specifically for that purpose by studio BASAR. Together, the artists explore themes of exile, the human capacity for cruelty, and hope. Although the artists’ works are distinct in terms of form and content, they are united by a structure conceived as a stage set where the viewer is invited to reflect on the individual works and the viewing experience itself.
Location: The Renaissance Society, 5811 South Ellis Avenue, Cobb Hall, 4th floor
Presenters: Stefan Constantinescu, Andrea Faciu and Ciprian Muresan
exhibition design by studio BASAR
Open to the Public: Yes
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Contact Phone: 773.702.8670
Calendar of upcoming Open Practice Committee Events: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/opc/calendar/