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ORONO – A unique theatrical experience featuring a collaboration spanning half the globe is currently taking place in Orono.

The show in question is “Anon(ymous),” by Naomi Iizuka; it will be running at the Cyrus Memorial Pavilion on the University of Maine campus in Orono through October 24. The production’s directors are Rosalie Purvis and Debaroti Chakraborty. Now, it’s not that unusual for a theatrical piece to have two directors, but in this case, the circumstances are unusual indeed. You see, these directors – and performers – are separated by thousands of miles. Purvis is the Libra Assistant Professor of Theatre and English at the University of Maine. Chakraborty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Presidency University in India.

They have come together – along with casts on either side of the world – to create this multimedia experience. Combining live performance and video, this show – a modern reimagining of Homer’s classic epic “The Odyssey” – unites students from both institutions in an effort to tell a story both familiar and unexpected, a tale of desperation and hope and, ultimately, of one person’s efforts to find their way home.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:40

Don't sleep on 'The Pajama Game'

Enthusiastic production helps overcome dated material

Published in Style
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:45

'Constellations' shines bright

Collaborative UMaine production engaging, thought-provoking

Published in Style
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 14:07

Don't stop relieving Urinetown'

UMaine School of Performing Arts presents satirical musical

ORONO What if it weren't free to pee?

From that seemingly absurd question springs 'Urinetown,' written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman. The musical directed by Tom Mikotowicz - is being produced by the University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts. Performances are at Hauck Auditorium on the UMaine campus; the show runs through Feb. 28.

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ORONO On Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3 p.m., cellist Inbal Segev, known for her 'warm, pure and beautiful tone' (Strings Magazine) will perform as guest soloist in Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in concert at Collins Center for the Arts (2 Flagstaff Road), led by Music Director Lucas Richman. The program will also include Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Segev will conduct a master class on Friday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine School of Performing Arts. It will be free and open to the public.

Segev has worked closely with Richman in the past, most recently performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on the world premiere recording of his 'Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra,' which appeared on his album 'IN TRUTH: Lucas Richman,' released on Albany Records in September 2015. Segev gave the world premiere of Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra in May 2013 with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Richman.

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