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June 4, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and University Symphony

As spring quarter comes to a close and summer quickly approaches, we encourage you to take advantage of some of the final arts events until next fall. Highlighting the week are a variety of performances from the School of Music, the School of Drama’s “The Workroom” and the Undergraduate Theater Society’s “Dog Sees God.”

UW Sings, Thur., June 5, Meany Theater.

UW Sings
June 5 | Meany Theater
The University Singers, Women’s Choir and the Men’s Glee Club present their popular year-end concert. More info.

University Symphony and Concerto Competition Winners
June 6 | Meany Theater
David Alexander Rahbee conducts the University Symphony, in a piece for two violins and orchestra, joined by Concerto Competitions winners Yesol Im and Corentin Pokorny. Also, competition winner and pianist Joseph Dougherty performs. More info.

Co-Existing with Cougars
June 7 | Burke Museum
Cougars, mountain lions, pumas…no matter what you call them these powerful animals are undoubtedly intriguing. Join Paula Wild, author of “The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous,” as she gives a presentation about our evolving relationship with this enigmatic predator. More info.

“Dog Sees God”
Through June 8 | Hutchinson Hall, Cabaret Theater
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burned out to provide any coherent speculation, his sister has gone goth, his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized, and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with a long-lost friend offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a chain of events that pushes the characters’ numerous identity crises to their very limits. More info.

shakespeare_humor“And there’s the humor of it”: Shakespeare and the four humors
June 9-July 19 | Health Sciences Library, T-334 Health Sciences Building
This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) explores the role played by the four humors in several of Shakespeare’s plays through images and rare books from the NLM and the Folger Shakespeare Library, and examines more modern interpretations of the four humors in contemporary medicine. More info.

“The Workroom”
Through June 9 | Glen Hughes Penthouse Theater
A portrait of laborers surviving in Paris after World War II. Little changes in their cramped, airless tailor’s workroom except the fabrics they stitch together. This production gives the Professional Actor Training Program students an opportunity to broaden their dramatic acting skills as they relay the emotional story of eight survivors trying to sew together the fragments of their severed post-war lives. More info.

“Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human: Prosthetics and Neural Enhancements”
June 13-15 | Ethnic Cultural Theatre
Five scientists from the UW’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering teamed up with five playwrights to create short works that pose questions about the human side of science and technology. “Truth and Lies” is a high-tech espionage thriller, pitting thief against spy in a technological and verbal battle of wits. “Calibration” explores relationships – they can be tricky to navigate in the best of circumstances, but what happens when you have a neural implant? How does a person stay ‘calibrated’ and who—or what—is ultimately responsible for a person’s actions? Each night includes a talk-back after the staged readings, produced by Infinity Box Theatre Project. More info.

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
Through June 22 | Henry Art Gallery
The culminating exhibition for graduating Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design Students. See the recent story in UW TodayMore info.