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Engage Your Senses and Your Mind at Three Decembers Symposium
Special Symposium Part of Loyola University Chicago’s Continuing Education Program
Loyola’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ educational enrichment program, continuum, is hosting a special symposium to examine the opera, Three Decembers. Loyola faculty will join with composer Jake Heggie, librettist Gene Scheer, stage director Leonard Foglia, and the CG Jung Institute of Chicago to delve into the themes of secrecy, fame, and neglect, as presented in the opera. The event features various panel discussions and an operatic performance, in addition to the opportunity for participants to attend the opening night of the opera at Chicago’s Harris Theatre.
About Three Decembers:
Based on a short play by Terrence McNally, composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer explore the relationships between a famous actress and her two grown children. When the actress reveals a family secret to her children, each battling dark challenges of their own, it sets off a chain reaction of accusation, revelation, and finally, resolution.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Beane Hall, 13th Floor, Lewis Towers
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus