Flagstaff will get a healthy dose of 16th century humor this month with the FlagShakes production of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". Beginning Friday, July 13, and lasting until July 22, FlagShakes will stage the famous play at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Performances will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
A young and impetuous fortune-seeker named Petruchio meets his match when he crosses wits with his bride-to-be, the brilliant and independent Katherine. Schemes are hatched, dowries won, and freedom lost in a madcap romp that explores family dynamics and the meaning of love, and questions how we treat others. Always funny, sometimes shocking, and occasionally appalling, The Taming of the Shrew has been one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies since it was first performed.
Tickets are $22.50 for adults; $12.50 for youth ages 6 to 14; $16.50 for students ages 15+, teachers, active-duty military, seniors ages 65+, with ID.
Weekly seminar series to focus on politics, social media
All summer NAU has focused on a variety of topics in its Summer Seminar Series, ranging from the U.S. economy and the effect of racism and discrimination therein, to Vladimir Putin's influence on journalism. The series continues this Wednesday, July 11 from 5:30-7 p.m., with Benjamin Krueger, a Lecturer in the School of Communication at NAU, who will present "The 280-Character Democracy: U.S. Political Communication in the Age of Social Media".
In 1990, rhetorical theorist Michael Calvin McGee argued that blurred distinctions between media creators and media consumers had created a culture of fragmentation in which audiences constructed their own interpretations of mediated messages. This talk uses McGee's fragmentation as a starting point for understanding digital political communication in the early 21st century.
After examining the dangers of online factionalism, Krueger argues that harnessing social media's power as a tool for effective coalition-building depends upon integrating such media with larger political narratives."
This seminar will take place in SBS West, at 19 W McConnell Drive on NAU's south campus.
For more information, visit: https://nau.edu/sbs/summer-seminar-series/.