Course Schedule – Fall 2024 / Performing Arts


The courses listed below, in the general area of visual and performing arts, are currently offered at Quest.

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CINEMA QUEST: CURRENT AND CLASSICS

Coordinators: Howard Salik, Marian Friedmann, Vince Grosso

Cinema Quest is a course designed for people who love watching, discussing, and analyzing movies. The course is perfect for those who want to give a 30-minute presentation.

FILM FOR THOUGHT

Coordinators: Jane Lubin, Ellen Waldman

In this course we will see the best of contemporary short documentaries, dramas, comedies, and film excerpts.

GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY

Coordinators: Peter Dichter, Arlynn Greenbaum, Sol Mason

An American phenomenon, the Broadway Musical has been such a part of our lives that you probably remember the first musical you saw.

GREAT PLAYS

Coordinators: Roy Clary, Wayne Cotter, Frieda Lipp

Important American and European plays are presented. Each session begins with a brief biography of the playwright followed by a “staged reading” of the play.

SHAKESPEARE: THE TEMPEST

Coordinators: Roy Clary, Jim Brook, Ellie Schaffer

The class will read aloud and discuss one of Shakespeare’s final works. Prospero, a magician and rightful Duke of Milan, and his daughter, Miranda, have been exiled and stranded on an island. With the spirit Ariel’s help, Prospero conjures a tempest to shipwreck his enemies.

STAR-CROSSED LOVERS

Coordinators: Mary Beth Yakoubian, Peter Dichter

Romeo and Juliet is set amid the longstanding feud between two of Verona’s most powerful families. Both sides are enraged when Romeo, of the Montagues, and Juliet, of the Capulets, fall in love.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Coordinators: Tamara Weinberg, Marian Friedmann

The Twilight Zone was a successful TV series created by Rod Serling in which characters dealt with often disturbing or unusual events, an experience described as entering “The Twilight Zone.”

WORLD OF THEATER

Coordinators: Yona Rogosin,
Mary Ann Donnelly, Karen Cullen, Lauren Gee

The late 19th and 20th and 21st centuries in the world of theatre spawned many distinguished playwrights of dramatic works that have garnered prestigious awards and are performed around the world.