Rodger Hamrick, our Opera guru, continues our series this summer with a focus on Opera productions. He will present a comparison of different productions of the same opera including directing, staging, set design, and costumes. Our discussions seek answers to questions such as, Why do productions differ? What productions are considered the most successful? How did a particular production enhance our opera experience? We have learned about "How to Listen to and Understand Opera." Now we turn to gaining insight into the production of opera.
Facilitator: Rodger Hamrick, BA History (Music Minor); MBA
5 Mondays: June 10, 17 and 24; July 1 and 8 • 10 am - 12 pm
Extended Education Building EE-1205
NLLL 152 Section 01, Course No. 30768
Ready for a little spotlight fun? Polish up your dramatic skills this summer by taking part in four classes where you can read lines from a play--perhaps from a famous comedy or a contemporary tragedy or even a Tony Award production! No stage experience necessary! At the first meeting, members will choose future dramas to read and try out a few selected acts and characters. Before each class meets, play selections will be chosen. Before the reading begins, the stage director will introduce the author and theater history. Expect some lively cast discussion about meaning and context. Please join us for this new series and interactive approach to reading a play on four Wednesdays this summer.
Instructor: Maria Ruiz, who is an OLLI member and District Toastmasters Qualified Speaker, who is the drama guru at Joselyn Center, and who regularly conducts play reading there. Also, she directs and produces dramatic readers theater in Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes.
To get us started, Ms. Ruiz selected "Hal Tible" by Tracy Letts. For this play, Ms. Letts won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; five Tony Awards, 2008, including best play; and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for best play, 2008.
Facilitator: Maria Ruiz, Assistant Chair, Speakers Bureau, DTM, QS
4 Wednesdays, June 26; July 10, 24; August 14
10 am - 12 pm
Extended Education Building, EE 1210
NLLL 154 Section 02, Course No. 30792