“Pagliacci: An Introduction” will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.

Learn a bit about Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s famous opera before you come to see it next Friday and Sunday.

Dr. Jim Lile, head of the MSSU Theatre department, will present an orientation to the opera including production history, famous musical selections, characters and some of the great performers who have appeared in Pagliacci.

Dr. Lile is an associate professor of Theatre. He teaches Theatre Appreciation and Theatre History.  His primary research interest is 19th century American Theatre.

The presentation is free and open to the public.