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Contact: Meg Siegel
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For immediate release:
February 6, 2001

Carnegie Mellon Drama Presents "Lost in a Mirror"

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon Drama presents Lope de Vega's "Lost in a Mirror," Feb. 21- 24, Feb. 28- March 3 at the Philip Chosky Theatre in the Purnell Center for the Arts.

Carnegie Mellon alumnus and visionary Peruvian director Jorge Guerra will direct the performance. Guerra is the dean of theater at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. He is founder and artistic director of Miami's New World Repertory Company and the Ensayo Theater Company in Lima, Peru. During his 30-year career, he has directed productions in Peru, Buenos Aires, Pittsburgh, Athens, Stockholm and Moscow. He has garnered critic's best production of the year awards in Lima, Pittsburgh and Miami. Guerra received a master's degree in directing from Carnegie Mellon.

"Lost in a Mirror," translated by Adrian Mitchell, represents de Vega's ability to craft a seamless blend of tragedy and comedy. The story centers around the Duke of Ferrara and his bastard son, who inadvertently fall in love with the same woman.

"This is one of Lope de Vega's stories that has traveled best through the centuries, with an impossible love and conflict between passion and honor," said Guerra. "The challenge of producing this kind of drama today is in listening to and respecting its original tone and structure. The richness and density of this old text should be placed in the theatrical world that allows it to enrich us, to touch our feelings, and be here and now."

"These increases place our tuition at the average of the nation’s leading private research universities," said President Jared L. Cohon. "For years, we have offered the lowest tuition among our peer institutions, but we can no longer afford to provide programs and services comparable to those offered at other high quality private universities with tuition income at that level." Further information is posted on official.cmu-news for Feb. 6.

The cast of "Lost in a Mirror" includes students from Carnegie Mellon's internationally recognized drama program.

Performances of "Lost in a Mirror" begin at 8 p.m. Matinees are scheduled for Feb. 24 and March 3 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, contact the Drama box office at 268-2407.

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