Upcoming Opera And Shakespeare Performances From Catholic U

Hartke Theatre. Photo courtesy of Goldstar.com
Hartke Theatre. Photo courtesy of Goldstar.com

From time to time we try to post about the cultural goings on at Catholic University. It really is a great source of nearby entertainment at great prices. Here are two upcoming shows.

The opera Don Giovanni will be showing March 20, 21, 22, at 7:30 p.m. and March 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $5 – $20 – what a bargain! Purchase tickets here. From the CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music website:

An opera in two acts with Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Drama and comedy collide as we explore the various incarnations of opera’s most famous leading man on his day of reckoning in Mozart and da Ponte’s immortal Don Giovanni. Is he pursuer or pursued? Will he ever know true satisfaction? Is it possible to save him from hell, or will he choose damnation over decency?

In April the CUA Theatre Department will be putting on The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare and directed by Eleanor Holdridge. From the CUA Drama Department website:

In Shakespeare’s classic tale about prejudice, revenge, justice, and redemption, one man’s efforts to win his lady’s love amid the fierce religious divide and bigotry of the Renaissance sets in motion a questionable business deal between his friend, the Merchant of Venice, and Shylock the Jew. The shocking consequences of that deal call into question the beliefs of Venice’s people, expose the tangled legal strains of mercy versus justice, and test the tenacity of young men and women in love.

The performance dates are April 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m and April 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $5 – $15 and can be purchased here.

Wow. Sounds exciting! Performances take place at the Hartke Theatre on CUA’s campus at 3801 Harewood Road, N.E. For more information and other CUA School of Music and Drama Department events, check out their events calenders here and here, respectively.

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