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Feb. 16, 2007

March 2 'Know The Score' Broadcast Will Feature University Theatres' Versailles'

A play portraying a day in the life of France's fabulous "Sun King," Louis XIV, will be featured when the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!" is broadcast 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 2, from the University of Iowa Museum of Art's Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, can be heard at that time on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque). It will be rebroadcast on KSUI 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. You may also listen to the broadcast on the Internet at

The live event in the Museum of Art will be open to the public free of charge.

David Schwiezer, who is directing the world premiere of the collaborative theater work "Versailles" for University Theatres, will be on hand with cast members and other partners in the production to discuss the work that imagines a day in the life of the Sun King. The production, in the David Thayer Theatre of the UI Theatre Building, will be presented March 1-10 (

Jay Semel, the UI associate vice president for research and director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, will be joined by other UI faculty and guests to talk about the center's Obermann Humanities Symposium: Obscenity, taking place at the UI March 1-4 (

Guests will also include filmmaker Jeanne Jordan talking about her film "So Much, So Fast," being screened March 1 at the Bijou Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union (; and Kathleen Edwards from the UIMA talking about the museum's current exposition "Picturing Eden" (

The University of Iowa Alumni Association is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. Refreshments are provided by the Prairie Table.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 9 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free to the museum and to the "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcast. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

Information on KSUI broadcasts is available at For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit on the World Wide Web.

The Department of Theatre Arts is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

A calendar and other information on UI arts events is available at receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to, click the link "Join or leave the list (or change settings)" and follow the instructions.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

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