Two MIT alumni are making their theatrical mark in the Big Apple. Amarelo, a play by 1995 humanities and engineering graduate Paulo A. Pereira, directed by Charles Armesto, who graduated in 1997 with degrees in chemical engineering and theater, will be performed at New York's Theatre-Studio, Inc., on April 4-5, April 18-19 and May 2-3. Amarelo tells the tale of Conceicao, a woman from the Portuguese Azores Islands who moves to New Bedford, MA, as she struggles to achieve her dreams.
The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia presents the East Coast premiere of Associate Provost for the Arts Alan Brody's Greytop in Love from March 25-April 5. Starring Academy Award winner Kim Hunter, this "intelligent comedy" set in Washington, DC, dramatizes the competition between a veteran newsman and a young writer for the love of a beautiful journalist.
MIT's improv troupe Roadkill Buffet hits the road for spring break. On March 20-21 they will take part in Georgetown University's Improvfest '98 in Washington, DC. When they return, the troupe heads to UMass-Amherst for its second annual college improv jam on April 4-5.
The MIT Symphony Orchestra's road show heads for Rhode Island, performing on Sunday, April 5, at Brown University. Directed by Professor Emeritus David Epstein, MITSO will perform Penderecki's Adagietto from Paradise Lost, Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D Minor and Khachaturian's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with MIT junior Sandy Choi (violin) at 3pm at Sayles Hall. The Brown University Orchestra performed at MIT last December as the first part of this exchange program.
Gamelan Galak Tika performs music and dance of Bali at the New England Conservatory's Brown Hall on Monday, April 13 at 4:30pm. The presentation will include a short lecture and demonstration on the form and structure of Balinese gamelan music.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 18, 1998.