(Photo by Aileen Nielsen)
THE REAL THING?: Lovers Annie (Bridget Reilly
Durkin), an actress, and Henry (Ben Mains), a playwright, quarrel
about theater, language, and life in Theatre Intimešs production
of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," playing for one more weekend
at the Hamilton Murray Theater on the Princeton University campus.
Early in the second act of The Real Thing,
Tom Stoppard's 1982 drama about love, writing and theater, Henry,
a playwright, and his lover Annie, an actress, are battling over
the merits of a script she has brought him. Henry, explaining
the difference between language that soars and language that sinks,
brings out his cricket bat to help describe "the real thing."
Almost since its inception, Princeton Symphony Orchestra
has included educational outreach to area schools as part of its
mission. The organization's Bravo! Series, celebrating its 10th
year, has expanded to a $90,000 program including activities ranging
from classical music performances to an "instrumental petting
zoo." In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Music Director Mark
Laycock paid a musical tribute to education and educational institutions
on Sunday afternoon in Richardson Auditorium with a concert replicating
the programs members of the orchestra present in schools. No doubt
by the end of the concert, even the most seasoned Princeton Symphony
concertgoers had learned something new about music.