Jan. 21-27, 2000
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Digital scholarship gets boost from Mellon Foundation grant
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American-style consumerism spreading, Werhane says
Time magazine photo exhibit captures memorable moments of U.S. presidents
James Baker to speak at forum on American presidency
Virginia competing to create regional center
Teaching proposals due Feb. 1
Take our advice... Beat the winter blahs
Hot Links - Arts & Sciences web site
U.Va. police enlist watchful employees to thwart crime
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Student drama group updates "Lysistrata"
Mentoring conference to be held Jan. 28 at Monticello High School
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Spectrum Theatre group
Kevin Neher

Spectrum Theatre group

Student drama group updates "Lysistrata"

Spectrum Theatre, a student organization created to reach across racial and other barriers that divide people, presents the Aristophanes classic, "Lysistrata," Jan. 21-22 and 26-29 at 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Building, which seats 325. Tickets are on sale for $5 on the Lawn and at the Newcomb Hall box office and also will be sold at the door.

The Spectrum production of the Ancient Greek play is set in the Vietnam War era and applies Aristophanes' critique of gender roles to our own time. Though both societies are dominated by men, they stereotype both genders, depicting women as sex objects and men as aggressors. Aristophanes sought to liberate both men and women by emphasizing a sense of respect for the dignity of human life.

Begun a year ago, the student company performed a multi-racial version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," set in the civil rights era, last January and "Voices of the Class," a play based on U.Va. students' admissions essays last fall.


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