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Theater: As You Like It
You know the song “That’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh/ I like it, uh-huh uh-huh?” Well, think back a couple of hundred years, and you have Shakespeare’s original mix, “As You Like It.” Directed by Rachel Wilson ’16 and performed by the Princeton Shakespeare Company, the play follows the adventures of Lady Rosalind, who, disguised as a boy, follows her father into exile. Throw in a fool and a handsome gentleman, and you have yourself a romantic comedy that’s sure to be far more entertaining than anything currently playing, seeing as this one has been around for four hundred years. Need a pick-me-up? Or a pickup line from the king of romantic poetry? Then be sure to check out “As You Like It.”
Frist Film/Performance Theatre
Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
As the members of the Class of 2014 start thinking about their senior theses, brilliant ideas are beginning to fly. But to be honest, so is the crazy. Keep up with the current mood by attending David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Proof.” The story centers on father-daughter bonds and family sacrifices, while throwing in a good dose of mathematical intellect and madness. Directed by Emily Man, with rave reviews, this play is not something you’ll want to miss.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Dance through Life: Princeton Tango Festival
Lace up your finest gaucho boots and get ready to tango to your heart’s content at the annual Princeton Tango Festival. Need to work on your smoldering tango poses? Head down to workshops for beginners and learn everything it takes to master the art. (Spoiler alert: It takes two.) Once you’ve nailed the basics, hold a rose in your teeth and keep the party going with social dances every night featuring guest dancers. Leave your twerking days behind as you learn to dance so elegantly that no one will ever try to put you in the corner again!
Carl A. Fields Center 104
Thursday, 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon
Public Lecture: Politics and Culture in Latin America, a Conversation with Enrique Krauze
Worried you’re not taking full advantage of all the opportunities here at Princeton? Get off Facebook and head to McCosh for what promises to be a truly engaging and enlightening discussion of Latin American culture and politics between Mario Vargas Llosa, prominent Latin American writer and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and Enrique Krauze, Historian and Visiting Research Scholar. After all, what better way to assuage your guilt than spending an evening with a Nobel Laureate? Then call your parents and reassure them that their money is being well spent.
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Show: All-Nighter with David Drew Season 2 Premiere
It’s been too long. What have you been doing with your Friday nights? Munching at Murray-Dodge? Stop, you’re getting fat. Partying it up at Charter? Stop, you’re getting fat. Getting started on next week’s reading? Stop, you’re the worst. Sobbing into your pillow? Stop, cheer up because All-Nighter is back. With a bang. Mainly in the form of guest Peter Singer. Also featuring Miss New Jersey, Cara McCollum ’15, musical acts by Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth (Caroline Reese ’14, Mark Watter ’14, Alice Terrett ’16) and Bennett Butler ’14. If you’ve never been before, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. If you have, you know what you’ve been missing for the past four months. Either way, you want to be there.
Frist Film/Performance Theatre
Friday, 11:30 p.m.