Internationally-renowned mandolinist Marilynn Mair will join plucked-string chamber orchestra Enigmatica in performance at Roger Williams University on March 25. The free event will highlight a trifecta of music and theatre performances taking place later this month as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the University’s The Barn Performing Arts Center.
The performance series will begin with the “Endgame” theatre production on March 23 and 24. A student project directed by senior Nicole Wiegla, “Endgame” tells the story of two mutually dependent characters – a master and his servant – and their stormy relationship. Written by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett, the one-act play masterfully examines the tragic comedy of humankind.
Next, Marilynn Mair & Enigmatica, a Providence-based mandolin ensemble, will take the stage on March 25. Enigmatica features instruments of the mandolin family – the mandolin, mandola, mandocello and classical guitar – and covers Baroque, Brazilian and eclectic contemporary works. Mair, a world-renowned mandolinist and professor of music at Roger Williams University, directs the part chamber orchestra, part plucked-string double-quartet.
The Stage Company Variety Show, a student drama club production directed by senior Vicky Page, will take place the following week on March 30 and 31.
“Endgame” Theatre Performance:
March 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.
General admission $4; Students and seniors $2
Marilynn Mair & Enigmatica in Concert:
March 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Stage Company Variety Show:
March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.
General admission $5; Students and seniors $3
All performances are open to the public and will take place at The Barn Performing Arts Center located on Roger Williams University’s Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road. For more information, call the Performing Arts Center at 401-254-3626.
For a full listing of upcoming RWU performances and special events, visit http://barn25.rwu.edu.