May 4, 2000......Volume 29, Issue 33

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This week's arts briefs:
HUB-Robeson Galleries
Shakespear at The Palmer
"Grease" in Williamsport
Wrestling again takes the stage

Other arts-related sites:
Bryce Jordan Center

College of Arts and Architecture

Center for the Performing Arts

ART by Yasmina Reza, a comedy that goes outside the lines,
will be on stage May 19-27 with previews May 17 and 18 at
The Playhouse on the University Park campus. Tickets are
$25 for general admission, $22 for previews, and are on sale
at Eisenhower Auditorium, The Bryce Jordan Center, or by phone
at (814) 863-0255. For more information about the Pennsylvania
Centre Stage schedule, check the Web

HUB-Robeson Galleries

The following exhibits are on display in the Art Alley at the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. For more information, check the Web at or call (814) 865-2563.

n "The Photographers of La Vie," through May 14. Images in La Vie that illustrate campus life and the events of the University year are taken by student photographers. These dozen or so photographers, coming from a variety of majors, shoot the hundreds of images that fill the pages of the annual volume. A sampling of their work for La Vie 2000 is shown here.

n "Diary of a Mourning Son: Paintings by Gregory J. Rose," through May 14. Rose is pursuing a BFA in drawing and painting.

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Shakespeare at The Palmer

A new theatre company, Shakespeare at The Palmer, will present outdoor performances of adaptations of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello and Macbeth on the steps of the Palmer Museum of Art beginning May 26 and continuing through June 4. Performances will be at 6 p.m. and will last a little more than an hour without intermission. All performances are free.

The plays are directed by community member Bob Barton; Charles Dumas, associate professor of theatre; and recent graduate Heidi Vogel, and feature an ensemble cast.

Shakespeare at The Palmer is a collaborative effort of The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Palmer Museum of Art, LAF Traveling Rep Co., the Center for the Performing Arts and others.

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"Grease" in Williamsport

The Broadway smash "Grease" will make its fourth stop in Williamsport since 1993 at the Community Arts Center, part of Penn College. The show, which has sold out in all three previous appearances, will this time include Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka from the long-running TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley in the cast, and will perform on Thursday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m.

"Grease" is one of the longest-running and most-often revived Broadway musicals in theatre history.

Tickets are $25, $35 and $45. For more information, call the Community Arts Center box office at (570) 326-2424. or (800) 432-9382.

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Wrestling again takes the stage

The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Raw is War will return to The Bryce Jordan Center at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. Tickets are $40, $30, $25 and $18 for reserved seating. There is a $3 discount for Penn State students on the $25 and $18 tickets (limit two per I.D.) at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center and campus locations only).

More than 40 World Wrestling Federation stars, including The Rock, Chyna, Triple H, The New Age Outlaws, Val Venus and Edge, will be live at The Bryce Jordan Center in hours of non-stop wrestling action.

Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, selected Uni-Mart ticket outlets, Commonwealth Campus ticket outlets; by calling (814) 865-5555 or (800) 863-3336; or online at

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