The time was the middle of the nineteenth century. Long-standing monarchies all over Europe were crumbling. New ideas about science and society undermined commonly held ideas about the human condition that had persisted for millennia. The great thinkers of that time and the decades that followed groped insistently for some bedrock concept upon which they could base their quest for meaning.
Dr. Zach Simpson explores this search for an alternative to certainty in his first book, Life as Art: Aesthetics and the Creation of Self. Simpson is scheduled to share excerpts and observations from his research beginning at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 in room 124 of Davis Hall.
It will be a theater experience like none other ever performed at the University of Science and Arts – one play, staged over two nights, with the audience immersed in colorful costuming and props, incense, soft lighting, music, dance and food.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 and 28, the USAO Theatre Arts program is scheduled to present The Toy Cart in the USAO Ballroom.