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Best of British theatre to be broadcast on the Kenworthy's big screen

Best of British theatre to be broadcast on the Kenworthy's big screen

 

The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow will soon host some of the best British theatre performances on the big screen. The National Theatre Live Series is a groundbreaking project by London's National Theatre to broadcast the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas across the United Kingdom and around the world.

 

National Theater Live (NT Live) is a successful initiative that takes performances from the National's stages in London to cinemas and performing arts centers worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phedre starring Helen Mirren, over half a million people have now experienced the National acclaimed work on movie screens around the world.

 

Applications now available for Moscow Artwalk 2015

Applications now available for Moscow Artwalk 2015

The Moscow Artwalk is now accepting artist and host location applications for their 2015 event.

 

Applications are available at the Arts Department in Moscow City Hall, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce, or at http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/arts/Pages/artwalk.aspx. The Registration Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8th. No business/artists applications will be accepted after the deadline.

 

More information can be found on the Moscow Artwalk webpage.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opens at WSU April 3

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opens at WSU April 3

Lobotomies and electroshock treatments are weaponized in Dale Wasserman’s play, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” which will run at Washington State University’s Jones Theatre April 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. nightly with 2:00 p.m. matinees April 4th and 11th.

 

In the play, based on Ken Kesey’s novel, the roguish R. P. McMurphy contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy Oregon psychiatric institution instead of prison. He soon realizes his miscalculation, however, when he clashes with the fierce Nurse Ratched in an escalating contest of wills with life-altering consequences.

 

The production contains strong language and mild adult themes.

 

“‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is undoubtedly an American classic,” said Benjamin Gonzales, the production’s director. “It’s about how we as people put labels on those who need help, or are simply not like us, and send them into exile for not being ‘normal.’”

 

Reserved seating costs $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (60+), students and youth. Groups of eight or more are eligible for a discount.

 

UI’s Sapaatka’yn Cinema brings Native American culture to the screen March 27 & 28

UI’s Sapaatka’yn Cinema brings Native American culture to the screen March 27 & 28

 

On March 27th and 28th the University of Idaho's American Indian Studies Program will celebrate the 13th year of its Native American Film Festival. The Festival, Sapaatka’yn Cinema, features a mix of documentaries, animated shorts, and feature films with programming designed for children, students and adults.

 

Sapaatka’yn is a Nez Perce word that means  "to open for display" and "moving picture". UI's campus is located on ancestral Nez Perce land.

 

The documentary films include a look at the Columbia Plateau people's beadwork, pioneering Indian education and rights activist LaDonna Harris, and the art and significance of tattoos for indigenous peoples.

 

Animated shorts include animal-people stories and a selection of important issues in Indian country. Saturday afternoon's lineup includes a short video on the effects of historical trauma on tribal communities by the Stylehorse Collective, filmed on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation.

 

LUNAFEST Women's Film Festival to take place in Moscow on March 10

LUNAFEST Women's Film Festival to take place in Moscow on March 10

 

The University of Idaho Women’s Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary of hosting the only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women. The LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival will take place in Moscow on Tuesday, March 10. LUNAFEST, produced by LUNA, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, provides a national platform for independent women filmmakers to share their talents and stories.

 

For the second year in a row, the Women’s Center invites submissions of original short films (15 minutes or less) by student and local filmmakers to show at the beginning of the festival, to highlight the work of promising up-and-coming artists. Digital submissions must be received by Friday, March 6 to be included in the festival. Filmmakers whose work is shown at the festival will receive two complimentary tickets to the event.

 

Hemingway scholar will reflect on writer's enduring popularity during UI's Hemingway Festival

Hemingway scholar will reflect on writer's enduring popularity during UI's Hemingway Festival

 

The University of Idaho will celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway on March 3rd-7th during the sixth annual Hemingway Festival. The Festival is sponsored by the UI English Department.  

 

This year's festival will mark the 90th anniversary of the publication on Hemingway's first book, "In Our Time," a collection of short stories. After almost a century, the University will explore what makes Hemingway's legacy so enduring and appealing.

 

UI Professor Ron McFarland is a Hemingway scholar and aficionado who will help answer this question. In his book, "Appropriating Hemingway: Using Him as a Fictional Character," McFarland examines the phenomenon of writers using Hemingway in works of fiction- his character appears in more than 30 novels, plus short stories, graphic novels, movies, plays, and poems.

 

McFarland will read from his work at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at BookPeople in Moscow as part of the Hemingway Festival.

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) finds a home at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) finds a home at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

 

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) has become a resident theater group at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre located in Moscow, Idaho. This arrangement gives the theatre company a fixed base of operations in downtown Moscow. The agreement includes plans for at least three theatrical productions per year - though four are planned for 2015.

 

“Having a home in a historic theatre in the heart of downtown is a huge step for us,” says David Harlan, Artistic Director of Moscow Art Theatre (Too). “We’ve put on eight productions since 2011, but patrons have consistently requested a centrally-located, top-tier venue. The Kenworthy meets both wishes. The partnership lays a strong foundation for our future.”