What to do tonight: 10/21

Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights
Production Workshop
8 pm and 11 pm
Free!

Gertrude Stein’s opera libretto melds with the creative musical team of Deepali Gupta ’12 and Zachary Segel ’13 in Director Abby Colella’s ’12 new adaptation opening tonight at PW. With an original electronic score composed by the dynamic duo of Gupta and Segel, this theatrical performance strives to unravel the battle of good and evil in the multiplicitous technology age.

Commodity Fetishism: A Communist Comedy
Granoff Studio 1
5 — 7 pm
Free!

If this play is anywhere as good as its title, then I’d say we’re in for a treat. Written by Nate Shapiro ’12 and directed by Zach Bleckner ’12, this play promises laughter to all members of the proletariat.

Ivy Film Festival Party
Bravo Brasserie, 123 Empire Street
10 pm — 2 am
No cover!

Get your groove on with some top-notch film buffs at Bravo tonight. Celebrate the kick-off of this year’s festival, its 12th anniversary and Netflix-induced procrastination. 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.

Brown University Orchestra Concert
Sayles Hall
8 — 10 pm
Free!

Conducted by Paul Phillips,the Orchestra will feature the music of Liszt, Phillips and Dvorak.

Laurie Anderson
Granoff
4 — 5 pm
Free!

One of today’s premier performance artists, Laurie Anderson is known primarily for her multimedia presentations where she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. Anderson has toured the United States and internationally numerous times with shows ranging from simple spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. As a composer, Anderson has contributed music to films by Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme; dance pieces by Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, Molissa Fenley, and a score for Robert LePage’s theater production, Far Side of the Moon. She will discuss her work Friday in anticipation of her performance and teach in coming up this weekend.

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