Only a week to go earlier than Thanksgiving, and the autumn arts season continues with a lot to supply for this weekend in and close to South Bend. Additionally, Outside Adventures columnist Joseph Dits has some outdoors suggestions for these fascinated with a scavenger hunt at a park, a hike or a movie about excessive snow sports activities. Remember to test The Tribune’s online events calendar for extra methods to have enjoyable this weekend.
Lake Michigan Faculty levels ‘Antigonick’
Tailored from Sophocles’ “Antigone” by Anne Carson, the play begins within the wake of a decree from King Kreon forbidding the burial of Polynikes, the son of Oedipus, after his loss of life in a bloody civil warfare that has torn Thebes aside.
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When Antigone, Polynikes’ sister, defies the edict and places her brother to relaxation, all of Thebes witnesses the brutality of the legislation because it tears the royal household aside and undoes the hard-won peace Kreon sought to guard.
Carson’s adaptation breaks the play open, breaks down the fourth wall, and revels in its messiness and problems.
“Antigonick,” which started its life as basically a comic book e-book adaptation of the play, combines a lean, targeted translation devoted to Sophocles’ unique textual content with a playful self-awareness that explores the play’s legacy.
The play incorporates descriptions of violence and a few gore. Parental steering is suggested.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 to 19 and three p.m. Nov. 20.
Tickets are $18-$12; free for college kids.
For extra data, name 269-927-8700 or go to themendelcenter.com.
‘Fortunate Stiff’ continues for last weekend at Elkhart Civic’s Bristol Opera Home
Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and primarily based on the novel “The Man Who Broke the Financial institution at Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth, the musical comedy farce revolves round an unassuming English shoe salesman who’s compelled to take the embalmed physique of his just lately murdered uncle on a trip to Monte Carlo.
If he succeeds in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6 million. If not, the cash goes to the Common Canine House of Brooklyn — or else his uncle’s gun-toting ex.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 20.
Tickets are $25-$19.
For extra data, name 574-848-4116 or go to elkhartcivictheatre.org.
AlbaTrio headlines live performance with The J.J. Wright Quartet at Merrimans’ Playhouse in South Bend
Comprised of Tommy Lehman on trumpet, Tim Lekan on bass and Anthony Taddeo on drums and percussion, AlbaTrio began in 2019 to discover one in all Taddeo’s favourite trio formations.
The group’s compositions spotlight the assorted nuances and textures of every instrument whereas pushing their function within the context of a jazz trio.
AlbaTrio’s efficiency is a part of its tour to advertise its self-titled debut album.
The quartet consists of J.J. Wright on piano, Franky Rousseau on guitar, Ike Sturm on bass and Taddeo on drums and percussion.
This newly shaped quartet integrates unique melodies, hovering improvisations and grooves to create a sonic tapestry that invitations shared contemplation by consistently difficult one another and their audiences to be within the second collectively.
Tickets are $15-$10.
For extra data, name 574-310-9977 or go to merrimansplayhouse.org.
Folks singer Dvorak performs at Wild Rose Moon in Plymouth
Based mostly outdoors Chicago, Dvorak is busy at work on his twentieth CD launch, “Dwell & Alone,” recorded in an empty live performance corridor throughout the top of the pandemic lockdown. He additionally plans to publish his fourth e-book of essays, “31 Winters,” which displays on his lengthy journey by means of music and instructing.
Dvorak has received awards for journalism and youngsters’s music and acquired the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folks Alliance Worldwide in 2013. In 2008, he acquired the Woodstock Folks Pageant Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tickets are $15.
For extra data, name 574-276-1185 or go to wildrosemoon.com.
Elkhart County Symphony performs Beethoven’s Ninth at Goshen Faculty with space singers
The live performance begins with Vivaldi’s “Magnifica,” carried out by the skilled regional choir Camerata Singers and a small ensemble of orchestra musicians.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Pleasure” follows, with the orchestra and visitor artists Goshen Faculty Choirs and the Camerata Singers.
Vocal soloists for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 are Jenny Ribeiro, soprano; H. Roz Woll, alto and assistant professor of music at Goshen Faculty; Jon Lovegrove, tenor; and Scott Hochstetler, professor of music at Goshen Faculty and creative director of Camerata Singers.
Elkhart County Symphony Music Director Soo Han conducts.
Tickets are $27-$14.
For extra data, name 574-293-4469 or go to gcmusiccenter.org.