The Sheen Center and The Magis Theater Company

The True, the Good, and the Beautiful: George Drance SJ on a new play at La MaMa

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Black Box Theater

The True, the Good, and the Beautiful: George Drance SJ on a new play at La MaMa, in conversation with Fordham University's Loyola Scholar Michael Zampelli, SJ

The first presentation of the Sheen Center's new public forum, "The True, the Good, and the Beautiful" examining questions of faith in thought and culture.

Moderator George Drance, SJ in conversation with Fordham University's Loyola Scholar Michael Zampelli, SJ and the critically acclaimed Magis Theatre company present a look into the spiritual journey of Pedro Calderon de la Barca, one of Spain's greatest theatre artists of the Baroque era as they prepare to present their new production Calderon's Two Dreams at the legendary La MaMa Theatre in February 2017.

Rev. Michael Zampelli, SJ is the Paul L. Locatelli, SJ University Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Santa Clara University where he has been on the faculty since 1998. For the 2016-2017 academic year, he has the honor of holding the St. Ignatius Loyola Chair in the Theatre Program at Fordham University.

Father Zampelli teaches courses in performance studies, gender and sexuality in performance, theatre history and dramatic literature. He has written on the early modern Italian theatre, religious criticism of the theatre, the dynamics of Jesuit performance, and the spiritual functions of theatre. His current research focuses on the retrieval of Jesuit performance traditions in 19th and early 20th century America.

He received the PhD in Drama from Tufts University in 1998.

 


Admission Free (RSVP Required)

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