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Bentley College Announces 2000-2001 Bowles Performing Arts Series

September 25, 2000

WALTHAM, Mass.- Bentley College announces the 2000-2001 Bowles Performing Arts Series, "From Page to Stage...and All the Rage!"

Cyrano de Bergerac

The Aquila Theatre Company, London

Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Lindsay Hall

7:30 p.m. Koumantzelis Auditorium

Set in the 17th - century France, this romantic adventure tells a funny, poignant story of unrequited love. Big nosed Cyrano is madly in love with Roxanne, but feels too ugly to win her. He befriends the handsome Christian who helps him to woo Roxanne by teaching him the arts of eloquence, courtship and poetry. The London Times calls this production, "hugely enjoyable."


Hemingway on the Edge

Ed Metzger

Wednesday, November 1, 2000

7:30 p.m. Koumantzelis Auditorium

Lindsay Hall

Hero, Writer, Hunter, Lover, Fighter - The loves, expatriate days, alcoholism, problems and fears of Earnest Hemingway - the greatest writer of the 20th century- are captured by this portrayal by Ed Metzger. A veteran of film, television and Broadway, Metzger last delighted the Bentley audience in Einstein, the Practical Bohemian, in 1995.


A Celtic Christmas

Wednesday, December 6, 2000

7:30 p.m. Koumantzelis Auditorium

Lindsay Hall

This show recreates the joy and innocence of an evening in a remote Irish farmhouse, in the days before cars, TVs and telephones. This time-honored program of Irish music, song and dance features story-teller Tomaseen Foley, guitarist William Coulter; Irish/ Scottish fiddler Deby Benton Grosjean; Todd Denman on the Uilleann Pipes; and Geraldine Murray of the Murray School of Irish Dancing.


The Emperor Jones

Mixed Company Production

Tuesday, February 6, 2001

7:30 p.m. Koumantzelis Auditorium

Lindsay Hall

This Eugene O' Neill drama shows the eternal conflict of good and evil. Brutus Jones is an ex-Pullman porter who catapults himself into the esteemed position of emperor of a small island in the West Indies. Having exploited the natives, who are on the verge of rebellion, Jones must flee for his life and take refuge in the Great Forest.

About Anne

Starring Salome Jens

Monday, March 6, 2001

7:30 p.m. Wilder Pavilion

Adamian Academic Center

Poet Anne Sexton wrote of the stuff of life: love, parents, sex, obsession, God, Godlessness. Salome Jens' dramatization of Sexton's poetry is a stunning portrait of a complex and beautiful woman whose triumphs and defeats came from outsized passion.

Tango Mujer

Tuesday, April 3, 2001

7:30 p.m. Koumantzelis Auditorium

Lindsay Hall

This dance performance challenges the origins of tango, performing traditional work in unconventional ways. The typical tango show presents a formulaic drama of seduction and jealousy, but Tango Mujer is interested in other emotions tango can express: tenderness and longing, the experience of solitude, or the energy of a group.

Once Upon a Mattress

An Alpha Psi Omega Production

November 16 - 18, 2000

8:00 p.m. Koumantzelis Auditorium

Lindsay Hall

Based on the fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, this musical follows Prince Dauntless the Drab, whose mother, Queen Agravain, declares that he will wed only a true princess of royal blood. When Princess Winnifred arrives, the Queen devises a clever test to determine whether the self-proclaimed princess is worthy of her son. Presented by the Bentley College drama fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega.

The Breakfast Club

An Alpha Psi Omega Production

April 12 - 14, 2001

800 p.m. Koumantzelis Auditorium

Lindsay Hall

Based on the John Hughes film that helped define the 80's, this play features five high school students - a jock, a geek, a princess, a weirdo and a bully - who serve a Sunday together serving detention. Presented by the Bentley College drama fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega.

The International Festival of Colors

Friday, April 21, 2001

8:00 p.m. Koumantzelis Auditorium

Lindsay Hall

International students at Bentley College will mesmerize you with beautiful costumes, exotic dances, and songs as they present this annual night of fashion and talent from around the world.

The Bentley College Gospel Choir

Dates in December 2000 and April 2001 To Be Announced

This choir of Bentley College students, faculty and staff performs two concerts yearly under the direction of Beverly Mosby. Their rousing spirituals will have you jumping out of your seat and clapping your hands to the beat.


Individual tickets for the Bowles Performing Arts Series cost $3/student , $5/staff and faculty, and $7/general public and can be purchased at the LaCava Information Desk in advance or at the Koumantzelis Auditorium Box Office one hour prior to each show. Season tickets are $35 for the general public and offered to students and faculty at reduced rates. For more information call 781/891-3424.

Directions to Bentley College are available at 781/891-2100 or on the college web site at

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