Trial by Fire opens David Rabe's 'Hurlyburly' Friday
David Rabe's dark comedy "Hurlyburly" opens Friday and runs through Aug. 28 in a new production from Eugene's Trial by Fire TheatreWorks.
The play, which The New York Times' Frank Rich said contains "some of Mr. Rabe's most inventive and disturbing writing," is set in Hollywood in the 1990s.
There, several low-level players in the entertainment industry try desperately to find meaning in their drug-afflicted lives.
The title comes from the three witches' incantation in the opening scene of "Macbeth":
"When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightning, or in rain / When the hurly burly's done, when the battle's lost and won."
The show, not suitable for children, is directed by Emily Hart. It will be presented at Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. First Ave.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Aug. 20-21 and 26-28.
General admission tickets are $10, available at 541-683-1429.
Baroque music program coming to Central Lutheran
Ensemble Primo Seicento presents the "Dawn of the Baroque," a concert of baroque music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St.
Performing will be Doug Sears, cornetto and vocals; Sarah Viens, cornetto and recorder; Jim Rich, dulcian, recorder and vocals; and Margret Gries, harpsichord and organ.
Admission is through a donation for FOOD for Lane County.
Safar brings classical, jazz to new pizza restaurant
Music by W.A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Gabriel Faure, Claude Debussy, and Manuel De Falla, as well as jazz classics and original works by Paul Safar, will be presented at this weekend's Art Song Caf.
The concert is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Granary Pizza Company, 259 E. Fifth Ave.
Safar will play piano, with Nancy Wood on vocals and Ben Farrell on clarinet and piano.
There is no cover charge.
Symphony hires six new players, honors volunteer
The Eugene Symphony has hired six new musicians for the orchestra.
Sarah Veins is principal trumpet and Michael Hankins a second trumpet. Miriam English Ward is an assistant principal viola and Angelika Furtwngler was hired for the section viola position.
Eska Laskus was hired for the first violin section position and Sasha Chandler for the second violin section position.
"These are fantastic players," said Danail Rachev, the symphony's music director and conductor. "They will bring all their musical expertise to the beautiful sound of the symphony."
The symphony also has honored board members Lili Jacks and Marilyn Kays for their contributions to the organization.
Jacks was Eugene Symphony Guild president during the 2009-10 season.
Kays led the Founders Society Committee for two consecutive seasons, helping the group to raise $432,000 from major donors.
Both received the Eugene Symphony Advancement Award, which recognize board members who make outstanding contributions to the furtherance of the symphony's goals.