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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26

Shakespeare on the Green presents not one, but two plays this semester. “Coriolanus,” the late tragedy of imperial Rome, will be performed (fittingly) in the presence of Marcus Aurelius on Lincoln Field. That’s at 6 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, and at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, “Macbeth” gets bloody in the parking lot between T.F. Green and Orwig Halls, tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m., and at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The two tragedies go head-to-head for a combined midnight showing Friday night on Lincoln Field.

Friday, April 24

Professor of Music Rose Subotnik will offer a farewell lecture — “How Many Ways Can You Fetishize a Song? From Adorno to ‘American Idol'” — before embarking on her retirement after 18 years at Brown. At 4 p.m. in Grant Recital Hall.

Friday, April 24 through Monday, April 27

Musical Forum presents Will Finn and James Lapine’s P’07 1998 musical “A New Brain,” in PW’s Downspace. Performances at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sunday and Monday., and at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday. Free tickets available an hour before each performance.

Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26

The Brown University Orchestra offers up Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” for speaker and orchestra, with two very special guest stars. On Friday night at 8 p.m., hear the words of Abraham Lincoln read by another Lincoln — Watson Institute distinguished visiting fellow Lincoln Chafee ’75, that is. And on Sunday at 2 p.m., the same work will be performed by none other than President Ruth Simmons. Tickets are available all week in Orwig 101 and an hour before each performance in Sayles, $2 with a Brown ID.

Friday, April 24

Badmaash presents its third annual show, “Throw It Down,” at 6:30 in Salomon 101. Tickets are $5 at the door or in advance in the mail room.

Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 3: Next week, enjoy a packed festival of solo performances by ten senior actors. Featuring Julian Cihi ’09, Lucian Cohen ’09, Emily Borromeo ’09, Lily Spottiswoode ’09, Phoebe Neidhardt ’09, Jonathan Dent ’09, Sophie Shackleton ’09, Samantha Ressler ’09, Adam Lubitz ’09 and Albert Huber ’09. A complete schedule is available at solofest2009.blogspot.com. Free tickets will be available 30 minutes before each performance in Strasberg Studio.