FTT to perform “The Imaginary Invalid”

first_imgThe Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) department will perform Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid” as adapted by Constance Congdon and based on a new translation by Dan Smith, class of ’98. The production is directed by FTT faculty member Carys Kresny, and will run from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17 in the Patricia George Decio Theatre in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC).“The Imaginary Invalid,” first written as a ballet in the 17th century, features the comedic story of a hypochondriac who desperately tries to marry off his daughter to a doctor in order to attain free medical care.Kresny said that FTT chose the play because of the immense challenge it presents to actors, as well as its ability to entertain audiences.“[FTT was] looking for a comedy and looking for a piece that builds the actors virtuosity,” Kresny said. “This piece really fit the bill absolutely because you have to be really nimble both physically and mentally for this piece. It makes demands on you that more realistic contemporary plays don’t always make. It’s good for us for training and it’s also a treat for the audience because it has a level of spectacle and athleticism that you don’t always get to see. … It’s a really lively, vivid, outrageous comedy.”One of the reasons that “The Imaginary Invalid” is so challenging to actors is it involves a method of acting that is not common in modern theatre. Senior R. Tyrel London, who plays Argan, the hypochondriac father, said he and his fellow performers are challenged to adopt character types they are not familiar with.“The biggest thing is the that the technique is different,” London said. “[‘The Imaginary Invalid’s’ acting style] is based off commedia dell’arte … which has stock characters where each have their own shape. … One of the ways we’ve been taught to act here is outside-in — you use your body to generate all of the stuff that you do and then hopefully that will generate the emotion inside of you and that will make it real, but at least if it doesn’t you’re doing something with your body and the audience can’t tell. I like that technique better because it’s a lot easier than being like ‘I’m going to make sure I feel sad in this moment.’ This commedia style is very much [the latter]. So, it’s been cool to put together all of [my training] that I know with this entirely new art form that I don’t.”Another challenging element of the play is the degree to which actors are asked to be physical. London, who has experience with such physical acting, said that the physicality is tiring but worth the comedic value it adds.“It’s so demanding. I am exhausted,” London said. “It’s two hours of running around on stage in really weird shape. I’m already a physical actor — I like moving around stage in funny and weird ways. … So, I’m running around, which is really funny for a character who thinks he’s dying and can’t get out of his chair. So, half the time I’m like ‘I’m too sick to move’ and the other half I’m running around trying to get what I want.”Through commedia dell’arte’s caricatures, “The Imaginary Invalid” examines typical human experiences through the lens of the ridiculous in order to find meaning, Kresny said.“One of the very fun things about the play is it deals with experiences we’ve all had,” Kresny said. “We’ve all been in love, we’ve all had a terrible boss, we’ve all tried to get out a problem that we’ve made for ourselves, we’ve all sometimes fooled ourselves. Its really universal human experience that the comedy is based in, it just takes it to an outrageous level.”London said that where “The Imaginary Invalid” shines the most light on the human experience is how people experience and confront shame.“People don’t [feel comfortable with shame], right? Modern playwriting, we try to use … subtext to try to hide all the stuff we want,” London said. “With stock characters, what we’re doing is being like ‘this is what I want at this exact moment and I need you to give it to me.’ The really cool thing about commedia is that it’s the idea that if we take away the shame from showing these really base wants, if we show our authentic selves, we might give other people — especially the audience — permission to do the same. So, in that sense, this play is like an antidote to shame.”Tags: DeBartolo Preforming Arts Center, film television and theater, ND Theater, performing artslast_img read more

116 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County Thursday

first_img96.8 14718- Cassadaga0 14738- Frewsburg5 Percent 0-19479 12.80% Percent of Total Cases 14048- Dunkirk32 3.7% 316.5 5.66% 16.2 2.2% 90+3 0.7% 14767- Panama2 98.7 0.3% 260.1 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.06%US Fatality Rate: 1.7% 14787- Westfield4 81 Number 2 960 32 365.0 90+58 116 26.1% 148 1 0.8% 0-390 105 63 0.65% 14757- Mayville1 1570.7 0 14769- Portland1 307.6 4.1% 15 8 145 50-592 13.5% 14722- Chautauqua0 6.87% 10 9.17% 80-89124 3.8% 14724- Clymer2 85 12.52% 3 Age Total 14726- Conewango Valley0 4.10% 496 0.0 502.5 0.9% 33 19 Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/29/2020 Symptoms 51 306.6 459.0 100.0% 1.2% 1.58% 30-39471 25 Yes2018 14750- Lakewood3 22.18% 2.4% 70-7910 0.90% Number 150 1 0.8% 16 60-69461 1 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 14733- Falconer5 45 0.0 14710- Ashville3 18.88% Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 1.7% 13.01% 13 0.4% 70-79253 0 New Cases 2 10 14740- Gerry0 63.9 14775- Ripley1 508.3 118center_img 3.2% 0.3% 14081- Irving0 740.6 0.9% 474.3 2 279.6 19 14723- Cherry Creek0 Zip Code 0 303.2 0.0 12 Total Cases 6 14784- Stockton0 31 0.4% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age Fatality Rate 423.8 288.5 492.6 411.9 363.5 0.38% 15 0.8% 14781- Sherman0 12 All Ages32 45 14716- Brocton4 80 3 60-693 14728- Dewittville0 1.1% Total Deaths 0.9% 14138- South Dayton0 28 0 0.5% Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – 116 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County ahead of the New Year on Thursday.The county’s COVID-19 dashboard reports there are now 534 active cases with 45 people hospitalized, up from 43 yesterday.Of the new cases, 30 are in Jamestown where 145 are active.The county’s seven-day average percent positivity rate is now 10.7 percent. Since the outbreak started there have been 3,681 cases of the virus with 3,115 recovering.A full breakdown of today’s update is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 2.8% 402.4 4.0% 1 534 Age Group 39 138 3681 10 Percent 47.9 12.52% 3 14 2.2% 40-49474 14747- Kennedy1 14701- Jamestown30 12.88% 181.2 185.4 2.3% 12 77.82% 140 509.8 3.37% 14136- Silver Creek3 14063- Fredonia11 Fatality Rate by Age Group 102 10 413.7 14720- Celoron0 123.2 61 89 No575 0.0% 0.3% 40-493 14062- Forestville5 Active Cases 8 Symptoms Known2593 0.00% 49.9 20-29695 14712- Bemus Point1 15 1.7% 0.67% 33 14782- Sinclairville2 80-8911 28 10 597 14 50-59554 14736- Findley Lake0last_img read more

NCUA Board to consider RBC rule, but not bank merger plan

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The NCUA board on Thursday will vote on a final rule that likely will delay the effective date of its Risk-Based Capital regulation but will not discuss a plan governing credit union-bank purchases that Chairman Rodney Hood said the agency would consider by the end of the year.A key House Republican said this week he is worried about that trend, raising the possibility that financial institutions might be using the process to evade taxes.Agency officials Friday declined to discuss the status of any credit union-bank purchase plan.Earlier this year, the board approved a proposed rule that would delay the effective date of the RBC rule from Jan. 1, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2022. The lone Democrat on the board, Todd Harper, voted against that plan.center_img NCUA headquarterslast_img read more

Joyful victory for trophy Hunter

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Olivier Giroud mocks Arsenal during celebrations on Chelsea team bus after Europa League final victory

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 May 2019 1:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking after the match, Giroud paid tribute to Arsenal and claimed the club had changed his life.‘It was a good final and we have been better, more efficient in the second half,’ said Giroud.‘I am very proud, this team deserved to win something. It was special for me, I am happy for this club. It’s my second trophy in two years. Olivier Giroud mocked Arsenal during Chelsea’s Europa League celebrations (Instagram)Olivier Giroud mocked Arsenal following Chelsea’s victory in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.The French striker opened the scoring early in the second half against his former club with a superb header.Pedro doubled Chelsea’s lead before Eden Hazard sent Petr Cech the wrong way from the penalty spot.Alex Iwobi scored an excellent long-range goal to hand Arsenal a glimmer of hope but Hazard netted his second of the game to seal Chelsea’s 4-1 win.ADVERTISEMENTGiroud did not hesitate when celebrating against his former club but the striker aimed a clear dig at his former club during the celebrations on the team bus after the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementIn Jorginho’s live video published on Instagram, Giroud could be seen holding the Europa League trophy and shouted towards the camera: ‘Thank you, Arsenal!’‘Thank you @Arsenal’ 😂 pic.twitter.com/KC3tX1yYyR— The Blues (@TheBlues___) May 30, 2019center_img Advertisement Giroud scored the opening goal in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Arsenal (Getty Images)‘These two clubs changed my life, they gave me the opportunity to play in the Premier League.‘I didn’t want to celebrate against Arsenal but I am so proud to win this trophy with Chelsea.‘When you give me the chance to get game time I always try my best. It was our second target to win the Europa League after finishing in the top four so I feel blessed.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Olivier Giroud mocks Arsenal during celebrations on Chelsea team bus after Europa League final victorylast_img read more

Serious knee injury rules Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul out for rest of season

first_img Press Association The news is a serious blow for Magpies manager Steve McClaren, who is already without second-choice keeper Karl Darlow due to a foot injury. The statement added: “Everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery.” Krul suffered the injury when he landed awkwardly on the artificial surface and was forced off after 81 minutes of Holland’s 2-1 win at the Astana Arena. Newcastle have also announced that 18-year-old Freddie Woodman has been recalled from his loan spell at League Two Crawley. The club have endured a poor start to the season and are bottom of the Barclays Premier League without a win after eight games. Krul released a statement via Twitter which read: “I’m devastated the scan has confirmed my biggest fear that I have torn my knee cruciate playing for Holland in the game vs Kazakhstan last night. My recovery and hard work starts now to fully recover. “I’m devastated I can’t play a part on the pitch to help the team turn this season around. I still believe this club can and should be up there with the top teams.” Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury, the club have confirmed.center_img Assessments have revealed the 27-year-old ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Holland’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Kazakhstan on Saturday. A club statement added that Krul will now return to Tyneside for further treatment and rehabilitation. last_img read more

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp vote of confidence for Simon Mignolet

first_img The German insisted no pattern could be discerned from the goals, saying: ” They are all different. Of course it’s a situation. Maybe it could be the next misunderstanding. “Simon came out of his goal and wanted to reach the ball and that’s how I work. You can say that if the goalkeeper comes out he has to take the ball, and he didn’t. But he came out because I said he should. “Not in this situation but in general. Because I think as a goalkeeper you have to try to help in the six-yard box as much as you can. That’s what he tried and if you try sometimes you miss, that’s all. It’s not about quality, or something else, it’s only this situation. “The second goal, nobody spoke about things like this after the game because we defend bad set-plays, but it was a foul and it was offside. “Everybody spoke about Jurgen Klopp, Tony Pulis, celebrating with fans, whatever, nobody spoke about this. If it’s a foul and it’s offside, how can I tell my team to defend it better? We have to defend so that nobody can easily make a goal. That’s it. “We know about this but in this special game, they were two different situations to all the other things. Usually we are more stable in situations like this. “We cannot be taller but we saw all the situations, we saw that some teams change their formations against us because of our kind of defending. We try to change now again something to be better prepared for situations like this.” Klopp, meanwhile, is confident he can get the best out of striker Christian Benteke. The Belgium international swapped Aston Villa for Anfield in the summer after Liverpool shelled out £32.5million but has come in for criticism for his performances. Klopp insisted it was natural that Benteke, who has netted five goals for Liverpool, would take time to feel totally comfortable in the side He said: “As a striker you always want to have five or six games in a row. At Aston Villa, I think when he was fit he played. Everything is different. “I have time to work. He played very good games for us, he made brilliant goals for us, so that’s not a problem. “I’m not sure anybody at Aston Villa saw the best Christian Benteke, so we have to work on it. He’s young enough to develop and that’s what we do.” On Sunday, Liverpool travel to Watford, who have been one of the surprise packages of the season and went into the weekend in seventh place in the Premier League table. But Klopp does not think it should be too much of a shock how well Quique Sanchez Flores’ side are doing. He said: “I don’t think it’s a big surprise, it’s how football is. “If you have a good team, of course you need good players, but if these players together are a really good team, if you have a good plan like they have and if you play football like they do, then it’s not easy but it’s possible to be more successful than everybody expects. And if the expectations are not too high, then it’s easier to go over them. “But we go there not to clap our hands because of their season because we want to fight for the points.” The Reds needed a very late Divock Origi strike to salvage a 2-2 stalemate at Anfield last weekend after Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson had both scored from corners for Albion. Klopp was quick to defend goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who missed his punch to allow Dawson to head in, and protested Olsson’s goal should have been disallowed. Jurgen Klopp denied the goals Liverpool conceded against West Brom showed they have a problem defending set-pieces. Press Associationlast_img read more

Point-counterpoint: What to do with No. 756

first_imgHagstromFashion designer and winning bidder for Barry Bonds’ 756th home run ball Marc Ecko has decided to give the power to the fans to decide what to do with his latest purchase. Too bad he didn’t come up with some better options than give the ball to Cooperstown, brand the ball with an asterisk and send it to Cooperstown or launch it into space via a rocket ship. I mean, all things considered, a ball of that magnitude is like a bona fide version of a genie in a lamp. It can only mean one thing: instant power.Remember the movie “The Sandlot”? Well, the blundering, lousy-throwing Smalls, who didn’t even know who The Babe was — always asking, “Who is she?” — found instant gratification from a ball signed by the Sultan of Swat himself.Smalls calmly knocked a homer out of the park when no one else thought it possible.Ipso facto, the well-documented ball juiced him up. And the Colossus of Crash probably was never on steroids.Not only could it be possible that whoever chooses to play with Bonds’ No. 756 finds instant success, but there’s a very high probability of that occurring.Thus, I propose that the ball should be given to the Kansas City Royals. Their power production is anemic. Sitting at 97 home runs with just over 10 games left in the season, the Royals could very well fail to eclipse the century mark. With 52 and 46 homers respectively, Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder alone have more home runs than the entire Kansas City team. At the rate the Royals are hitting long balls, it would take them nearly seven-and-a-half seasons to reach No. 756. Instill a little genie into the Kansas City hitters, and give them a ball that will sail over the fence.Point: Smalls’ success spells Kansas City.VoelkelWhen it comes to history, I am a packrat; I hang on to mementos, ticket stubs and other random stuff from games and events I’ve been to. Because of this, I have a very cluttered room.One thing I wouldn’t hang on to, however, is Barry Bonds’ 756th career home run ball. That, friends, should be blasted off into outer space. In most circumstances, I would be the first one lining up to protest the ball going anywhere but the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. In this case, however, the ball needs to be returned to its rightful owners.Who might that be, you ask, now that the BALCO labs are shut down?The Nerdlocks from “Space Jam.”How are they the rightful owners of Bonds’ historic ball? If you remember the movie, the Nerdlocks were some undersized aliens who tried to capture Bugs Bunny and Co. and enslave them on Moron Mountain. They were undersized, that is, until right before the critical game. They then used magical powers (possibly bovine growth hormones or female fertility drugs) to bulk up, have their heads swell exponentially and acquire out-of-this-world talent.Sound familiar?We might as well use that NASA budget for something constructive, too. Humans aren’t going to Mars in my lifetime, so save the money for that next satellite and use it for something that would be really cool to see: a baseball attached to the end of a rocket blasting off into space.Before the ball gets shot into orbit, put some sort of GPS chip in there so people can track its path. More people would follow that than follow the Royals, anyway.After all, since home runs are typically referred to in baseball jargon as moon-shots, as a society, we might as well send the most infamous moon-shot in baseball history off for a lunar landing.Moon-shot. Roger that.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to lose in season finale

first_img Published on November 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm Phil D’Abbraccio: Boston College 29, Syracuse 16BC-ya!On the bright side, a healthy offensive line provides a more accurate way to evaluate Syracuse’s young group of quarterbacks. But Boston College is a bowl-eligible team for a reason and won’t hold any punches as it looks to sharpen up its bowl-game resume, and the Orange’s downward spiral doesn’t stop until the final buzzer. Expect SU head coach Scott Shafer’s postgame press conference to have more firepower than Syracuse’s offense has shown in quite some time.Jesse Dougherty: Boston College 33, Syracuse 13Chestnut thrill Syracuse and Boston College don’t quite lull us to sleep, but they collectively put the Orange’s season to rest on an underwhelming note. What has been talked about as an extended look at the team’s young talent for the last two weeks, SU gets a chance to do just that, and it’s pleased with what it sees from its young quarterbacking core. AJ Long said before the Pittsburgh game that he doesn’t feel like he’s created much competition with Terrel Hunt just yet, and he backs that up as one running back scores the unit’s first touchdown since opening night.Jacob Klinger: Boston College 31, Syracuse 17Ca-caww!If Syracuse makes anything of its season finale it’ll be out of raw pride, not much else. But really there’s not enough rest or reason to believe this game serves as anything than the Eagles circling the carcass of SU’s season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Battle Royale at AIICO Insurance Tennis Championship

first_img“Sports and creating team spirit is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Service. At AIICO we support oneness, hence the reason for only team events at the tourney,” Kadri said.Meanwhile, Captain of the tennis section, Akeem Lawal said various prizes and trophies have been lined up for winners.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Its tennis at its best at the on-going AIICO Insurance Tennis Championship taking place at the tennis section of the Ikoyi Club 1938.The four-day championship which kicked off on Tuesday and will end on Saturday is a team event with the teams divided into two groups of red and blue.At a press briefing to herald the championship at the tennis section of the club, representative of AIICO Insurance, sponsor of the championship, Adewale Kadri promised the company’s continue sponsorship in spite of the harsh economic situation in the country.last_img read more