FIFTEEN YEARS AND COUNTING…
The Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics, Cowell College, and Stevenson College, will present The Miriam Ellis International Playhouse (MEIP), an annual multilingual program of fully-staged short theater pieces, for its 15th season. Four public performances will be held on May 14, 15, 16, 17, at 8:00PM at the Stevenson Event Center, UCSC, and will feature works in French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish, with English super-titles. The program will be directed by Language lecturers and performed by Language students. There is no admission charge, with nearby parking at $4.00.
This year’s works include: (in French) THE GAP, by Ionesco, and a scene from THE WOULD-BE GENTLEMAN by Molière, directed by Miriam Ellis; (in Italian) BROTHER ATM and SERENDIPITY, by Benni, directed by Giulia Centineo; (in Japanese) SWEET POISON, traditional, directed by Sakae Fujita; (in Russian) THE PATIENT, by Dovlatov, directed by Natalya Samokhina; (in Spanish) MISERY, by Güiraldes, directed by Marta Navarro. The pieces range in time from medieval and classical periods to modern-day theater, with emphasis on their comic elements.
Over the years, the IP presentations have represented an important annual event for UCSC and have attracted a loyal following. In addition to those on campus, many community members, as well as faculty and students from high schools and Cabrillo College, attend regularly. The English titles make the material easily accessible to audiences, who are afforded a rare multicultural experience by the diversity of the programs.
Above: Scene from LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE (THE HYPOCHONDRIAC) by Molière, (French) INTERNATIONAL PLAYHOUSE XIII, Camille Charette as Angélique, Zachary Scovel as Argan, directed by Miriam Ellis.
The community is cordially invited to attend.