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The Ruins: A Night of Theatrical Readings at UC Santa Barbara

When: THURSDAY, January 17th, 6:00-7:30pm; reception to follow
Location: the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara


This event highlights literary contributions from the last twelve years that have explored the idea of ruin. It features poems, short stories, and excerpts from novels by such noted authors as: T.C. Boyle, Cormac McCarthy, Adrienne Rich, Margaret Randall and others. From the mournful to the humorous these literary works all wrestle with the aftermath of cataclysm. The event will take place in the middle of the exhibition, using the works of art as dynamic backdrops for the drama unfolding in the stories. The theatrical readings will be performed by faculty and students from the UCSB BFA Actor Training Program in the Department of Theater and Dance. Irwin Appel directs and acts in this production and is joined by fellow actors: Megan Caniglia, Jeff Mills, Michael Morgan, Erin Pettigrew, Joe Samaniego.

This unique collaboration between the UCSB Department of Theater and
Dance and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum is part of an ongoing
series of events that allows for a rich exploration of ideas and
themes through art, drama and dance.

This is the final event in our program series related to the
exhibition on view, “The Stumbling Present: Ruins in Contemporary
Art.” The exhibition as well as an accompanying series of events have
been generously sponsored
by Marcia and John Mike Cohen.

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