The Catholic University of America

Feb. 26, 2008

Wilder and Wilder (Thornton, that is…)
Feb. 28 to March 2, 2008

CUA to Present Performances in Celebration of Work by Thornton Wilder

From Thursday, Feb. 28, to Sunday, March 2, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will feature several performances as part of the event, Catholic University President's Festival of the Arts Presents Wilder and Wilder (Thornton, that is…) - a festival celebrating work by Pulitzer prize-winning author Thornton Wilder.

The festival will culminate with alternating performances of Thornton Wilder's Our Town and the Washington, D.C., premiere of composer Ned Rorem's opera version of Our Town. The festival also features films, lectures and discussions that will explore Wilder's legacy and the process of transforming the classic play Our Town into an opera.

For more information or tickets, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Our Town, the opera
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Hartke Theatre, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C.
Tickets: $20 for general admission and $15 for students, seniors, faculty and staff
With music by Ned Rorem and libretto by J.D. "Sandy" McClatchy, the opera will feature students from CUA's opera studio as well as the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra. Murry Sidlin, dean of music, will conduct; James Hampton will direct.

Our Town, the play
Friday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m.
Hartke Theatre, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C.

Tickets: $20 for general admission and $15 for students, seniors, faculty and staff
Thornton Wilder's play, Our Town, will be performed by musical theater students. Mary Hall Surface will direct.

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MEDIA: To cover the events, reporters must contact Mary McCarthy or Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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