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Free tickets to Czech Baroque Meets the New World

October 10, 2012

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Dear Faculty and Staff, 
Lewis & Clark is honored to host Czech theatre troupe, Geisslers Hofcomoedianten, for two performances and a workshop next week. All tickets are free and we would love to share this exciting work with you and your students. 
 
The company’s mission is to use inspiration from the European Baroque to create new theatre pieces for the 21st Century. Both the content and themes have resonance across the Liberal Arts spectrum from History to Music, Foreign Languages to Economics. Lewis & Clark is one stop on the company’s national tour with performances in New York, Ashland at OSF and Washington DC. We hope that you will attend and encourage your students to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
 
All the information is below.
 
Sincerely,
Rebecca Lingafelter, Assistant Professor 
Department of Theatre
 
The Miser, October 15 7:30pm, Agnes Flanagan Chapel*
A retro-business musical comedy
The young theatre company, Geisslers Hofcomoedianten from the Czech Republic, composed of professional actors from various theatres in Prague, presents a new adaptation of Molier’s The Miser. Geisslers Hofcomoediaten is an award-winning theatre company who has performed in theatre festivals in the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Hungary and Poland. The company is committed to producing work from and influenced by the Baroque period in Europe. In The Miser,  the company uses music and a contemporary perspective to reinvent one of the most iconic plays of the Baroque period.  Reserve your complimentary ticket online.
* A talk back led by Assistant Professor Philippe Brand of the Foreign Languages and Literature department will follow the October 15th Performance.

The Stilt Trilogy, October 18 7:30pm, Agnes Flanagan Chapel
The young theatre company, Geisslers Hofcomoedianten from the Czech Republic, composed of professional actors from various theatres in Prague, presents an original performance of Baroque street theatre. Trilogy on Stilts is a piece made up of three short street theatre performances on stilts which each represent a culture from the European Baroque era – German, Italian and French. The performances are all bilingual and variable among each other. The goal of the piece is to explore the influence of these languages and national cultures on the arts in Bohemia during the Baroque era. The company applies elements of street theatre, classic wooden stilts, jumping stilts and live music to tell timeless stories and excavate the connections between these cultures during the Baroque era. Reserve your complimentary ticket online.
  
Commedia Del Arte Workshop, October 17th, 2-4pm, Theatre Black Box

This workshop offers a basic introduction to the Italian Commedia, its origins and development. Combining theory with practical, hands-on experience, the workshop will provide the historical background, typical plots, masks/stock characters and their roles within the company. The training will include basic work with masks.

For more information or to sign up please email rlingafelter@lclark.edu.