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Byline: The Register-Guard

Shakespeare in the Park benefit dinner Wednesday

Free Shakespeare in the Park will serve a "Bard's Birthday Banquet" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Amazon Community Arts Center, 2700 Hilyard St.

The event - to raise money for the company's summer production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona" - will include a five-course Shakespearean banquet, followed by scenes from several of Shakespeare's plays.

Reservations, at $25 each, can be made by calling Beautifully Yours Salon (686-2110).

Soromundi Lesbian

Chorus concert planned

The Soromundi Lesbian Chorus of Eugene will sing an eclectic mix of world, folk and popular music in free SHOcase Concert at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the Hult Center lobby.

Information: 682-5733.

Shakespeare Festival opens Ibsen play

Jerry Turner's translation of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" will have its premiere at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Angus Bowmer Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

Turner is the festival's artistic director emeritus. The play concerns a spirited young woman, Hedda Gabler, who marries dull George Tesman and forsees a life of middle class tedium. Increasingly, she is drawn to an admirer, Judge Brack.

The cast features Robin Goodrin Nordli in the title role, with Jeffrey King as George Tesman, Eileen DeSandre as Miss Juliana Tesman, Terri McMahon as Mrs. Thea Elvsted, Richard Farrell as Judge Brack, Jonathan Haugen as Eilert Lovborg, Margaret Schenck as Berte and James Edmondson as General Gabler.

Tickets: (541) 482-4331 or www.osfashland.org.

UO music students

to play John Cage works

University of Oregon student pianist Keith Kirchoff and violinist Dan Flanagan will give a free concert featuring works by John Cage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Room 198 of the UO School of Music, 961 E. 18th Ave.

To honor Cage's musical and philosophical ideals, patrons are asked to bring pillows to sit on; there will be no chairs in the room. The program includes Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano and Complete Works for Violin and Piano.
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