||What Dreams May Come
Opening Night Performance with Post-Show Reception
||Feb 11, 2010
||College of Fine Arts, Studio 356
||Join the Boston University community as we celebrate "One BU" with a collaboration among the various schools, colleges and departments of the university.
Robert Shampain (CFA'80), Director of the Boston University Los Angeles graduate internship programs for actors and writers, is visiting the Charles River Campus for one month to direct What Dreams May Come, a live theatre piece with video.
The subject matter of the project is nightmares and how we deal with the intense emotions they bring up, inspired in part by BU School of Medicine professor Patrick McNamara's 2008 book Nightmares. This show continues a tradition in the School of Theatre, which for years has had acting students work on "dream enactment" and "dream plays" under the expert guidance of faculty member Jon Lipsky, whose wonderful book Dreaming Together has also been an inspiration for What Dreams May Come. The collaborative show had a very successful workshop production in Los Angeles last year, and is being expanded for the Boston University version to include 10 actors from the School of Theatre, film students from the College of Communications, as well as input from Professor McNamara and his students.
The post-show reception will include light refreshments and a panel discussion with Robert Shampain, Matt Watkins (COM'09) and other experts from the Boston University community.
Additional performances will take place Friday, February 12th at 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. and Satruday, February 13th at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the School of Theatre at 353-3390.