Doves play debuts in Charlottesville
English professor Rita Doves play, "The Darker
Face of the Earth," which premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare
Festival in 1996, will be staged at Piedmont Virginia Community
College in November. Based on Sophocles Greek tragedy, "Oedipus
Rex," the play is set on an antebellum plantation and tells
the story of love and revenge in the shadow of slavery.
Dowell-Vest, a program director at the Virginia Foundation for
the Humanities, directs the production.
two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, Dove won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
in 1987 and has published several books of poetry, a novel, a
collection of short stories and a song cycle in collaboration
with John Williams.
7-9 and 14-16, 7:30 p.m.
10 and 17, 2:30 p.m.
$10; students, $6, and seniors, $8. Available by calling 961-5376,
or online at http://www.pvcc.vccs.