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Sunday-@-The Segal & Monday-@-McGill

The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas is pleased to announce a partnership with the Segal Centre for Performing Arts that will expand the popular Sunday-@-the Segal lecture series to include subsequent Monday-@-McGill meetings that will give a smaller group of participants the chance to address a text, theme, or question from the Sunday session in greater depth. Like the Sunday series, Monday-@-McGill is open to all: patrons of the Segal Centre, faculty, staff and students of McGill, McGill alumni and supporters, and members of the larger Montreal community. 

Sundays: All Sunday-@-the Segal lectures will take place at the Segal Centre, 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine. Admission is free, and no registration is required.
Mondays: All Monday-@-McGill meetings will be on campus, in the Arts Building (853 Sherbrooke Street West), room 160. Admission is free. Participants are asked to register online in advance for reasons of space and planning. (If you are unable to register online please call 514-398-7185.)

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2012/2013 Series

Guys and Dolls

Sunday-@-the Segal: 30 September, 11am 
Luck, be a Lecture Tonight!: Insights into Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls
Patrick Hansen, Director, Opera McGill

Monday-@-McGill: 15 October, 6pm
Digging Deeper: A closer look into the Sources and Inspirations for Guys and Dolls!
Patrick Hansen, Director, Opera McGill
A guided discussion of Damon Runyon's short stories that served as the narrative source for the hit Broadway musical. These "Runyonesque" characters, like Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, first appeared in Runyon's short stories "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown", "Pick the Winner", and "Blood Pressure". (In all, Runyon's literary works were turned into twenty movies including Little Miss Marker and The Lemondrop Kid). We will also take a more in-depth look at the design and style of the Segal Center's production and consider how these concepts supported the themes of the story as well as the musical score.
To prepare for Digging Deeper, participants are asked to read a selection of Damon Runyon’s (very!) short stories, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" in particular.  A Penguin collection of his works, Guys and Dolls and Other Writings will be available for purchase at the McGill Bookstore in early October.


Sunday-@-the Segal: 25 November, 11am
Seeing RED: Rothko and Theatricality
Paul Yachnin, Director, IPLAI, and Anne Grace, Musée des beaux-arts

Monday-@-McGill, 3 December, 7pm
Art in Colour—Painting and Theatre
Paul Yachnin, Director, IPLAI, and AnneGrace, Musée des beaux-arts 
This workshop will lead participants into a thought-provoking discussion about how artists and playwrights use colour to awake the senses, ignite complex feelings, and provoke critical thinking about art and the world. Their focus will be on Rothko’s art and on the play RED, but the discussion will range also among other artists and poets.

For more information about the play click here.

Waiting for the Barbarians

Sunday-@-the Segal: 27 January, 11am
Monica Popescu, Department of English, and Maurice Podbrey, Producer
Monday-@-McGill: 4 February, 7pm
Monica Popescu, Department of English, and Maurice Podbrey, Producer

For more information about the play click here.

The Mahalia Jackson Musical

Sunday-@-the Segal: 3 March, 11am
Artists as Activists
Tyrone Benskin, MP for Jeanne-Le Ber
The inspiring Mahalia Jackson faced hatred and physical danger to put her powerful voice at the service of the American Civil Rights Movement. She was part of a tradition of artists working for civil rights for African Americans before and during the Civil Rights Movement. Particularly as we observe Black History Month, the contribution of the arts to the struggle for equality deserves to be remembered and shared.

Monday-@-McGill: 11 March, 7pm
Music and Civil Rights
Tyrone Benskin, MP for Jeanne-Le Ber

For more information about the play click here.

Sherlock Holmes

Sunday-@-the Segal: 5 May, 11am
Kent Stetson, playwright and novelist, and Paul Stetson, Retired RCMP Officer and novelist
Monday-@-McGill: 13 May, 7pm
Kent Stetson, playwright and novelist
Details coming soon.

For more information about the play click here.