Xavier Players stage Elton John's 'Aida'

Players and the office of multicultural affairs are hosting an Egyptian market with books, jewelry and apparel to complement the show | October 18, 2007

The Xavier Players are performing the Tony and Grammy Award-winning "Aida" by Elton John and Tim Rice, Oct. 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Theater.

"Aida" tells a classic story of a love triangle, which tests the boundaries of loyalty, betrayal and courage. The Players production, in partnership with the office of multicultural affairs, includes scenes filmed at the Cincinnati Art Museum and a performance by the Xavier Gospel Choir.

Director for performing arts Cathy Springfield directs along with Xavier singers director Daniel Manning. The production is choreographed by Tiffany Lusht.

In conjunction with the production, the office of multicultural affairs is presenting a forum on Nubian contributions to the Nile on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Studio Theater. There will also be a reflection paper, prepared by the Xavier Players, and discussion around the literal and literary elements of black and white in this show.

The Players and the office of multicultural affairs are also hosting an Egyptian market with books, jewelry and apparel on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Gallagher Student Center. Victory Perk, the coffee café, is offering a special Egyptian blend drink.

Tickets are on sale and are $5 for students and $15 for all others. Tickets are available by calling the Players box office at 513 745-3939.