Who: UO professor and poet Barbara Mossberg

When: 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19

Where: Baker Center Building, 10th and High streets in downtown Eugene

Description: Who’s writing our lives? We live our lives from inside out. Only on stage is our human experience visible if not also revealed as meaningful, noble, tragic, and yes, comic. Considering a few fierce and funny famous plays spotlights the most previous, challenging aspects of our human journey as we age, and gives us insight into the age-old wisdom of this dynamic literary form. Facing life’s drama, what is seen about our own lives in Oedipus, the Salesman, Blanche, Cyrano, Quixote, Lettice Douffet, Shirley Valentine? From T.S. Eliot to Hair, to Steve Martin, we’ll see drama making tragic and comic hay of our inner Hamlets and Lucys.

Admission: Free

Sponsor: University of Oregon Insight Seminar and Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning

Information: barbara.mossberg@gmail.com