The front porch is where we gather to talk with our neighbors. This season: Dr. Peter Saccio returns, academic symposia open to everyone and a beautiful documentary by GRSF company member Jack Sanderson.
Frozen River Film Festival
July 7, 2012, 10:30am
WSU Science Center Atrium, Stark 103 Auditorium
Becoming Santa: It’s Not Just The Suit – One Man’s Season as Old Saint Nick.
This documentary was produced by Jack Sanderson, a former GRSF actor (seasons 2 and 3). He will be present for a Q&A following the film.
This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation at the door. Proceeds will go to the National Child Protection Training Center.
Admittance is on a first come, first served basis. Grown ups: Please be advised this film is not recommended for anyone who is expecting a visit from Santa.
Peter Saccio – King Lear: Speak What We Feel
July 28, 2012, 11:00am
WSU Performing Arts Center
All seats are reserved. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Peter Saccio is Leon D. Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies and Professor of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College. He also served as a visiting professor at Wesleyan University and at University College in London. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.
At Dartmouth, Professor Saccio was honored with the J. Kenneth Huntington Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Professor Saccio is the author Shakespeare’s English Kings, which was released in 1977, and it has become a classic in its field. He is also the editor of Thomas Middleton’s comedy A Mad World, My Masters, for the Oxford Complete Works of Thomas Middleton.
In addition to his writing and public speaking career, Professor Saccio is an accomplished actor and theatrical director. He directed productions of Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and Cymbeline, and devised and directed several programs of scenes from Shakespeare and from modern British drama. His acting credits include the Shakespearean roles of Casca, Angelo, Bassanio, and Henry IV, as well as various parts in the ancient and modern plays.
This year at the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Dr. Peter Saccio sheds light on King Lear in a 90 minute riveting conversation. This lecture takes place at the Winona State University Performing Arts Center. All seats are reserved and tickets must be purchased in advance. Click for tickets.