The Grapes of Wrath in Context - Interdisciplinary Dialogues: "Disaster and Representation"|
October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 25th at 7:15 PM in the Theresa Lang Theatre
“Disaster and Representation”
This panel examines the very real human issues at stake during the Dust Bowl and how art shapes our understanding and memory of natural catastrophes. Biba Sampoli Benitez (Associate Professor of Chemistry) will explain the specific health issues impacting the characters in The Grapes of Wrath. Millie Falcaro (Assistant Professor of Art) and Bianca Ayala (MMC Junior, Photography Major) will introduce us to photography from this period, specifically the work of photographers hired by the Farm Security Administration to document the Dust Bowl.
The next MMC Theatre Production Workshop is The Grapes of Wrath and our five-part interdisciplinary dialogue series explores this play. These discussions will involve scholars and MMC students from a variety of fields, all of whom will engage this play as a response to and reflection of history. We hope these conversations enrich your viewing of the MMC production. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, family are very welcome to attend.
Please feel free to contact Jill Stevenson (email@example.com) with any questions.
The Grapes of Wrath
Wednesday, November 14th through Saturday, November 17th at 8PM
Sunday, November 18th at 2PM
For reservations, contact the Theatre Office at 212-774-0760 or firstname.lastname@example.org beginning two weeks prior to opening night