Baylor Theatre Opens Season With Galileo

Aug. 21, 2000

Baylor Theatre will open its 2000-2001 season with a production of the acclaimed drama Galileo. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1-2 and Sept. 5-9 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Mabee theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus.

Written by Bertolt Brecht, Galileo dramatizes the historical events surrounding the 17th-century astronomer and his 28-year struggle to prove that the earth revolves around the sun, a view that brought him into conflict with the Inquisition.

"The most important aspect of the play is its social criticism," said Scott Lahaie, a theater graduate student who is directing the production.

Brad Schliesser, a graduate student from Hewitt, will appear in the title role. "The historical resources available to an actor portraying such a well-known figure are of great value," he said.

Tickets for Galileo are $8 and can be purchased at the Baylor Theatre box office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 710-1865.

For more information, call the Baylor theater department at 710-1861.

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