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This weekend is the last opportunity to see the Old Dominion University theatre department's presentation of Michael and Fay Kanin's mystery, "Rashomon," directed by Konrad Winters. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Feb. 21, 22 and 23 with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 23.

"Rashomon," set in a 12th-century Japanese jungle, explores the nature of truth. After the gruesome murder of a man and brutal rape of his wife, four witnesses are called to recount the facts. Based on the award-winning Kurosaswa film, "Rashomon" is performed in a historically accurate but magically realistic style. Audiences will be transported in time on a journey that ends when the mystery is solved and the shocking truth revealed.

"Rashomon" can be enjoyed by audiences age 13 and older. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission. They may be purchased in advance at the Arts and Letters box office, located in the lobby of the University Theatre, or by calling 683-5305. Tickets are also available at the door one hour before each performance.

Group rates are available by contacting Ashley Walden at 683-3608 or awalden@odu.edu. The University Theatre is located on Hampton Boulevard between 46th and 47th streets. Parking is available in the 45th Street Garage.

This article was posted on: February 21, 2008

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