Baker program series gets theatrical start
Baldwin City residents need not venture far to experience quality arts and entertainment this spring. Baker University's entertainment calendar kicks off with a staged reading of Lorraine Hansberry's play, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." The curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. and runs from Thursday through Sunday in the Darby-Hope Theatre.
The university's Artist and Lecture Series begins its spring season on Tuesday, with the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in McKibbin Hall.
"There will be very limited seating," said Phyllis Rambin, assistant professor of Art and acting Artist and Lecture Series chair. "Get there early."
According to Rambin, March highlights include a performance of "Sleeping Beauty" by the Saint Petersburg Ballet on March 8, at 7:30 p.m.
"It should have broad appeal," she said.
Also in March, Emmy Award winning actors Anthony Zerbe and Roscoe Lee Brown will return to the Baker campus to conduct a workshop on poetry and prose entitled "Behind the Broken Words." The tour of 20th century poetry and drama will benin at 7:30 p.m. on March 28.
Tickets are available at the door prior to each performance. Costs for the Saint Petersburg Ballet and "Behind the Broken Words" are $10 for adults and $8 for youth. The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra tickets will be on sale for $6 for adults and $4 for youth.
"We encourage the community to come to all of these," Rambin added.