Creativity and innovation have long been hallmarks of Babson College’s focus on entrepreneurship, and the arts provide a space to explore the intersection of creative vision and entrepreneurial thought. Here at BabsonARTS, we always have a full slate of engaging performances, exhibitions, films, and conversations.
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From Root to Sky: Sachiko Akiyama
Exhibit on View: Now–May 19
Sachiko Akiyama’s work brings together artistic influences of Brancusi, Egyptian funerary sculptures, medieval Christian woodcarvings, and contemporary sculptors with the artist’s personal experiences and Japanese heritage, notably Japanese fairy tales. Her carvings convey a sense of centeredness and direct connections to nature that opens up the door to creation mythologies and other mystical possibilities. The figures’ relationships to flora, fauna, and the elements speak metaphorically to the ways we find meaning in our lives and meet the challenges of our surroundings.
Beckett In Brief
April 27-May 7
Three Short Plays by Samuel Beckett
Rough for Radio II,
The Old Tune and
Krapp’s Last Tape
Directed by James Seymour
Among Beckett’s most autobiographical works,
Rough for Radio II,
The Old Tune, and
Krapp’s Last Tape explore universal questions of creativity, memory, aging, sex, friendship, and the proximity of death. These plays from his mid-career are traditionally viewed as individual statements, but the three provide a wealth of impressions when placed in conversation with one another, giving us a better understanding of the legendary playwright’s intellect, passion, and temperament. This production features Will Lyman, familiar to Boston audiences for his many roles at CSC and other theaters, and his decades of narrating Frontline on PBS.
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Krapp’s Last Tape and Rough for Radio II written by Samuel Beckett (presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.). The Old Tune, written by Robert Pinget and Samuel Beckett (© Editions de Minuit)