Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee Opens with ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’

EDITORS: “American Indian Studys” is the correct title given by James Luna.

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee will open its fall series, “Storytelling/Telling Stories,” with the Western Opera Theater production of “Cosi Fan Tutte” Sept. 27.

“Cosi Fan Tutte,” written by Mozart, was first performed in 1790. The comic opera was composed to an original libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Da Ponte’s work, said to be based on a Viennese scandal, features disguises and deception set to music. The opera will be performed at 8 p.m. in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Admission is free to WSU students.

On Oct. 10, James Luna will perform his “American Indian Studys” at 8 p.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium. While Luna describes his performances as “hightechpostmodernsurrealisticsubculture evenings of demented Indian humor,” he brings to life the serious issues facing contemporary Indian communities. Admission is free to the public.

VPLAC ends its series with Kathleen Alcalá’s reading of “Treasures in Heaven and Other Stories” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Museum of Art. Alcalá is a gifted storyteller in the tradition of Gabriel García Márquez, writing cuentos de fantasmas (ghost stories). To the literary world, Alcalá is considered a premier writer of magical realism. Admission is free to the public.