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Tim Hardy, The Drowsy Chaparone, The Church Organ

This week on Artworks,  veteran stage and screen actor Tim Hardy talks to WFIU’S Adam Schwartz about his recent two-week residency at IUPUI.  WFIU’s George Walker discusses the upcoming performances of “The Drowsy Chaparone” with actor John West. And in part three of our “Church Musicians” series, WFIU’s Annie Corrigan gets up close and personal with world of church organs from organist, composer and professor, Dr. Edwin Penhorwood.

Stories On This Episode

Actor Tim Hardy: Reinventing Shakespeare

English actor Tim Hardy was in residency at IUPUI for a week in late March where he gave lectures on making Shakespeare fresh for contemporary audiences and performed a one-man play, Galileo, which depicted the astronomer’s trial for heresy in 1633. Hardy also visited the IU Bloomington campus one afternoon, where he spoke to an audience of about 100 students, many in the acting program, at the Well/Metz Theatre.

IU Auditorium Welcomes “The Drowsy Chaparone”

Actor and singer John West says that he’s found the perfect part for his talents in the touring production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” His central role in the musical is called “The Man in the Chair,” and that’s where he pretty much stays for the entire show. “I’m an actor and a singer, but no one has ever been willing to pay me to dance,” says West. WFIU's George Walker has more.

African American Dance Company Showcases Dance Styles Of The African Diaspora

Indiana University's African American Dance Company hosts its 35th annual spring concert. Using dance to create different moods while relating the human condition in the African Diaspora, the dancers mix jazz, modern, and ballet in the performance. Iris Rosa, professor and director of the dance company explains to WFIU's Erica Hunter why they integrated a political theme into the show.

If Ignorance Is Bliss, What is “Knowing”?

Movie Critic Peter Noble-Kuchera is leery of the word “masterpiece,” though he's guilty of using it on rare occasions. That description implies, what, that a flim is flawless? That it is the quintessence of a great director’s career? That it will stand outside of time? “Knowing” is none of those things.

The King of Instruments, Dissected

The organist at any given Sunday service is one busy person! Edwin Penhorwood talks about the role the organ plays in a service and gives a brief tutorial demonstrating the wide range of colors and sounds the organ can create.

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