Emory Report

October 26, 1998

 Volume 51, No. 9

Theatre Emory focuses on Manley

Theater Emory is presenting the world premiere of noted playwright and professor Frank Manley's newest work, Learning to Dance, through Nov. 7 in the Black Rose/Mary Gray Munroe Theater. Manley wrote the play for theater studies professors (and husband and wife) Tim McDonough and Janice Akers, who star.

Learning to Dance is part of a mini retrospective on Manley staged by Theater Emory. On Sunday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m., a symposium examining his career will be held in the faculty dining room in the DUC. Walter Bilderback, former literary manager for the Alliance Theatre, will present an overview of Manley's work, followed by a panel discussion featuring McDonough, Theater Emory Creative Director Vincent Murphy, theater studies professor Brenda Bynum and Learning to Dance director Robert Farley.

Later the same evening at 7:30 p.m., a staged reading of Manley's The Rain of Terror, featuring McDonough, David Sloan and Marilynne McKay, will be held in the Black Rose. This reading is free and open to the public.

Tickets for Learning to Dance are $12 general admission, $9.50 Emory faculty and staff, seniors and non-Emory students; and $5 Emory students. For more information call 404-727-5050.

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