St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series: "Why the Theatre will Never Die"

March 24, 2007

From St. Norbert College, March 9, 2007
by Meredith Meier, meredith.meier@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Stephen Rupsch, a professor of Communication, Media and Theatre, will discuss "Why the Theatre Will Never Die" as part of the St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series on Saturday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. All lectures are free and open to the public. Ample parking, including handicapped, is adjacent to the auditorium.

Rupsch will discuss how over the last thirty or more years, critics have warned that theatre as an art form is near death. Web-based media, TV programming, films and easy accessibility to DVDs constitute an ever-present threat to the theatre. And yet, commercial theatre and community-based groups continue to thrive and expand. Rupsch's presentation will examine the basic nature of live performance and its link to communities.

For more information on the St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series, please contact Patti Podgers at (920) 868-2728.