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Play explores issues of loneliness and the need for love

Performances of Brave Hearts, by playwright Harry Rintoul, will give Windsor audiences a chance to see the production before it hits the New York stage.

The play tells the compelling story of the relationship between two gay men, GW and Rafe. With touches of humor, Brave Hearts uses irony to confront issues of pain and loneliness, and the need for comfort and love in an era when a diagnosis of HIV meant certain death.

Very merry awards celebrate service and teaching in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Jennifer Rocheleau, secretary to then history department, made a most deserving recipient of an award recognizing staff service in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, professor Miriam Wright told attendees at the faculty’s end-of-year celebration, Wednesday in Vanier Hall.

Tree planting commemorates drama professor

Friends, family and colleagues honoured drama professor Tedfred Myers, who died in February, with a memorial tree planting Friday on the northwest side of the Jackman Dramatic Art Centre.

Myers joined the University of Windsor in 1981 as a technical director in the School of Dramatic Art, became its technical coordinator and lighting designer in 1984, and became an assistant professor in 2003 after many years of teaching as a sessional instructor.

Friday’s ceremony included the installation of a memorial plaque and the scattering of Myers’ cremains on the site.

Dark comedy combines gender politics and sexual scandal

A UWindsor history professor says that a staged reading of his new play, The Metropolitan, combines his own area of research with nursing, drama and social justice.

“It’s a great University of Windsor story where you can get these inter-disciplinary collaborations that are products of a close-knit campus,” says Steven Palmer, who holds the Canada Research Chair in History of International Health.

Tennessee Williams play provides unique directing opportunity for drama prof

Lionel Walsh, director of the School of Dramatic Art, is doing cross-border double-duty these days as he directs Tennessee Williams’s Summer and Smoke, opening February 24 at Wayne State University’s Hilberry Theatre.

Professor Walsh replaced Wayne State’s original director who was unable to fulfill his commitment due to health reasons, and relishes his first opportunity to direct a Williams play.