What's Going On: 'Dante Rides Again' in Potsdam, SLU, Potsdam Community choruses concert in Canton
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:03 am


‘Dante Rides Again’

POTSDAM:“Dante Rides Again,” a staged reading of a trip through the circles of the Inferno and Purgatory, presented free at the Potsdam Museum, 2 Park St., at 2 p.m.; Walter Noble, retired Italian literature professor, has written the new English translation of Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” originally written in 1314; audience members will interact with the different characters of the Inferno – Virgil, the Poet; Dante, the traveler; Charon, the river ferryman crossing the damned souls; St Lucy, patron Saint of Dante; Ciacco, the damned glutton; and the devils Bentwing, Nastydog and Crazyfly; projections of Dante’s Inferno images will highlight the reading; cast members include Carole Berard, Bruce Brownlee, Jim Fryer, Art and Anne Johnson, Elaine Kuracina, John Lancaster and Marilyn Rosenthal; group is part of an international Lovers of Dante Club.

‘The Bakkhai’

CANTON: St. Lawrence University’s Department of Performance and Communication Arts will put on a production of “The Bakkhai” at 8 p.m. from Wednesday, Nov. 6, to Saturday, Nov. 9, along with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Edison R. Miles Black Box Theater; all showings are free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.

SLU, Potsdam choruses

CANTON: St. Lawrence’s University Chorus and Potsdam Community Chorus will perform together at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University, and again at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at First Presbyterian Church located at 42 Elm Street in Potsdam; both concerts are free and open to the public; the combined forces of Canton’s University Chorus and the Potsdam Community Chorus will sing iconic choral arrangements of folk songs, spirituals, hymns and more by America’s preeminent composer and arranger, Alice Parker.