Chicago Humanities Forum
The Franke Institute for the Humanities, 773/702-8274.
Kicking off this Wednesday lecture series, professor David Bevington
(October 13) speaks on fathers and daughters in Shakespeare’s
late plays, and professor Marshall Sahlins (November 3) addresses
“Apologies to Thucydides: Understanding History as Culture
and Vice Versa.”
November 14–December 24.
The Renaissance Society, 773/702-8670.
On exhibit is artwork from across the nation that visually represents
the mechanisms and meaning of democracy.
Off-Off Campus Fall Revue
October 22–November 19. The Blue Gargoyle, 773/702-3414.
Now in its 19th year, the University’s sketch and improvisational
comedy troupe performs an original long-form show every Friday night.
Le Concert Spirituel
November 5. The University of Chicago Presents, 773/702-8068.
Hervé Niquet directs his 13 singers and 16 instrumentalists
in the first performance of this year’s Howard Mayer Brown
International Early Music Series, held at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.
October 28–30. University Theater, 773/702-3414.
University Theater opens its fall season with Marsha Norman’s
Pulitzer Prize–winning drama, directed by Pamela Pascoe, lecturer
in theater and performance studies. Student actors will present
a different play every weekend through November 27.
Photography from China
October 10–January 16. The Smart Museum of Art, 773/702-0200.
In collaboration with Chicago’s Museum
of Contemporary Art, the Smart Museum presents the first American
exhibition to explore in depth Chinese photo-based art from the
past decade. After leaving Chicago, the exhibit will tour internationally.
Photo credits: Jupiter
Images, Renaissance Society, off-off.uchicago.edu, WANG Qingsong
Night Revels of Lao Li (detail), 2000 Chromogenic print © WANG
Qingsong; courtesy the artist