Hartke and Callan Theatres - The Catholic University of America

Through 4/27

The Merchant of Venice

Eleanor Holdridge directs Catholic University drama students in Shakespeare's comedy. At the Hartke Theatre.

CUA Symphony Orchestra

Led by David Searle, the orchestra presents a concert that includes Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Martin Labazevitch and Debussy's "La Mer.". At the Hartke Theatre.

Editorial Review

Hartke Theatre, built in 1971, seats 600 on its single-level, steeply raked orchestra section before a raised proscenium stage.

Callan Theatre, adjacent to the Hartke, is a 100-seat, flexible-thrust stage facility, which offers an intimate theatrical space. No seat is more than a few feet from the performance area.

Students of the drama department put on five or six plays a year in these halls. Off-campus groups have rented the space for performances of such works as Harold Pinter's "The Hothouse" and Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead."

-- Brad Hathaway