September 3, 2004
Field Hockey vs. Simmons. *Kendall, 1 pm.
Soccer vs. Elms. *Kendall, 1 pm.
Catholic Mass to Welcome New Students *Abbey Chapel, 9:30 am.
Ecumenical Worship Service:
Service of Songs, Psalms, and Prayers *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.
Community Drumming Circle Everyone is welcome to join this Orientation
Week event. Bring a drum if you have one! Skinner Green,
Career Development Center Open House *CDC workshop room, 3 pm.
for Graduate Study and Postgraduate Study Abroad *CDC
workshop room, 8 pm.
Green Light Party: Ready, Set, Go! First dance
party of the year, hosted by the seniors. All are invited.
$2, or free if you wear green. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus
Open Hours for Major Fellowships *CDC conference room, 12:15
Jewish Community BBQ *Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.
College Democrats Meeting *Cleveland L-1, 6:30 pm.
Christian Fellowship Ice Cream Social An informal
way to get more information about the Christian community on
campus—-- and eat lots of ice cream! Abbey/Buckland green,
Fulbright Workshop *CDC workshop room, 10 am.
Halal Lunch Followed by
Jumma Prayer Muslim Prayer Room, *Eliot
College Early Music Painless Auditions The Five
College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and
members interested in auditioning to perform in one or more ensembles.
The auditions are “"painless" experiences, held at
all the campuses. Performances sponsored by the program feature
baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments
and sung in historically informed style. We also offer lessons
on historical instruments. Come and talk to us! Room 210, *Pratt
Hall, 1–4 pm.
for Venus Written by Pulizer Prize winner
and MHC alumna Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Julia Whitworth, Venus is
based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, a southern African
woman who was lured to Europe in 1810 and exhibited nude in a
London circus on account of her (purportedly) sizeable posterior.
Her keepers renamed her the “Hottentot Venus.” In
Venus, Parks deconstructs the act of viewing itself in order
to examine racist and sexist acts of objectification and stereotyping.
The play's deliberately ironic tone and considerable humor
create a disturbing and thought-provoking political vaudeville.
The play will be cast according to principles of diversity and
multiculturalism. People of all races, ethnicities, genders,
ages, and physical disabilities are welcome to audition, irregardless
of formal theatre experience. There are roles for 2–-6
men and 6–-10 women. Callbacks will be 9/12, 1–-5:30
pm. Performances are November 3–-7. Contact Julia Whitworth
at email@example.com or
x2658 for more information. Rooke Theatre, 6–-10 pm.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 6:30 pm.
Bodies This play, written
by Mary Jo Salter and directed by Holger Teschke, tells
the story of English poet John Milton's 1638 visit to the blind
Galileo Galilei. The famous astronomer is under house arrest
having been found guilty of heresy for defending a Copernican
view of the
universe. The play and its characters move in and out of history,
time and space, blindness and seeing, art and science, and the
cosmic ambition. There are roles for 5 men and 12 women, dancers,
musicians. Callbacks will be 9/12,
10–-2 pm. Performances are November 18–-21. McCulloch
Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 7 pm.
SGA Annual Fall A Cappella Jam Chapin Auditorium,
*Mary Woolley Hall, 8 pm.
Karaoke Kafe Featuring
karaoke hosts Skye Pebbles ’'05
and associate director of residential life Bill Bociner. *Blanchard
Great Room, 10:30 pm.