Adaptation of ‘Cato’ by Denison theatre professor to be performed
Date of Event: February 27, 2009
Posted: February 10, 2009 / Last Updated: February 18, 2009
The Denison Theatre will perform “Cato, at the Bakehouse near Headquarters” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, and Tuesday through Saturday, March 3-7. All performances will be at 8 p.m. in Ace Morgan Theatre (211 West College Street). Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for Denison faculty and staff, $5 for senior citizens, $4 for non-Denison students, and free for Denison students.
Joseph Addison’s heroic tragedy, “Cato” (1713) is an English drama that proved popular in 18th-century North America—by many accounts, it was George Washington’s favorite play. In 1778, the drama was produced by officers of the Continental Army at the Valley Forge encampment. The adaptation by Mark Evans Bryan, assistant professor of theatre at Denison, combines Addison’s drama of the last days of the anti-Caesar republican, Cato the Younger, with primary materials from the journals and correspondence of the men and women of the Pennsylvania countryside in the spring of 1778.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Denison Theatre presents “Cato, at the Bakehouse near Headquarters” at 8 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., Feb. 27-28, and Tues. through Sat., Mar. 3-7, in the Ace Morgan Theatre (211 West College Street). General admission is $8; Denison faculty and staff $6; senior citizens $5; non-Denison students $4; Denison students free. Call the Theatre Box Office at 740-587-6527 for reservation information. For general information, go to www.denison.edu/academics/departments/theatre/
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