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Ohio Wesleyan Presents Music, Theatre, Film for PA/LS

August 25, 2000

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Ohio Wesleyan's Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PA/LS) offers a variety of entertaining, educational, and diverse events for the 2000-2001 season. This year's series features three musical events, two theatrical events, and one lecturer/film screening.

The series begins with the dance performance Light Reading by Peter DiMuro. His solo presentation is based on a series of letters between DiMuro and his mother, father, and sister. It reflects on one person's experience of coming out, both as a one-time point of family epiphany and as an ongoing process, and also deals with other significant events in his family members' lives. The performance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. in OWU's Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, Matthias Goerne, a native of Germany, will dazzle the audience with his fluid, velvety baritone and profound artistry in concert. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in OWU's Gray Chapel Auditorium, 61 S. Sandusky St.

It'll be hard to stay in your seat once you hear the beat! HUMANO combines Afro-Caribbean and Latin American music with the compositions and voice interpretation of artist, actor, dancer, and composer Jorge Arce. A group of versatile musicians who use traditional acoustic and brass instruments such as conga drums, timbales, bongos, claves, flute, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone along with more modern instruments, the musical repertoire of HUMANO includes Salsa, Merengue, Bomba, Plena, Cumbia, and more. They will perform on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. in OWU's Gray Chapel Auditorium.

Called "a quartet of stars" by Le Monde of Paris, the four vibrant musicians who make up the St. Lawrence String Quartet have had rave reviews follow them throughout their tours around the world. The quartet will perform works from the great classical repertoire as well as new pieces on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at 3:15 p.m. in Gray Chapel Auditorium.

On Monday, Feb. 12, independent filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis will screen her award-winning film Compensation. Inspired by a 1905 poem from early African-American writer, Paul Laurence Dunbar, this unique drama explores aspects of Black culture in both turn-of-the-century and present-day Chicago in two parallel love stories, both about the relationship between a deaf woman and a hearing man.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Davis will present a lecture titled "Black Women Make Movies, Too!" which will focus on Black women filmmakers in history and today. The film, which is free to the public, will be shown at 8 p.m. in Benes Rooms B & C of OWU's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. The lecture, which requires a PA/LS ticket, begins at 8:30 p.m. in Benes Room C.

In the final event of the series, actor Roy Henderson will present a biographical drama about the life of the great artist/inventor/scientist/engineer, Leonardo da Vinci. Legacy of da Vinci, written by playwright Rusty Bynum, is a solo performance. Humorous, dramatically compelling, painstakingly researched, and historically accurate, Legacy of da Vinci is a powerful history of the man heralded as the father of the Renaissance. The performance begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Chappelear Drama Center.

Single tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, and $4 for students ages 6 to 18. Subscriptions for all six events are also available. For more information or to reserve tickets call 740-368-3185.