Photo: 'Madmen and Specialists' Oct. 9-19 at Arthur Miller Theatre

From left, Meredith Stepien as Iya Mate and Laura Lapidus as Iya Agba instruct Kelli Rasmus as Si Bero in the traditional way to preserve herbs, in the Department of Theatre & Drama production of "Madmen and Specialists" by Nobel Prize-winning African playwright Wole Soyinka. A strong criticism of abuse of any type of power, the play explores the sequels of the spiritual, psychic, physical and symbolic devastation of humanity during war. Performances are Oct. 9-19 at the Arthur Miller Theatre. For tickets call the League Ticket Office at 764-2538. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)