John Wick 2 exceeds expectations

John Wick Chapter 2 follows the story of an ex hit-man, John Wick, who gets pulled back into his old line of work through a past deal. After holding up his end of the bargain, he is betrayed and seeks to get revenge on the man who wronged him. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Ruby … [Read more...]

Moonlight presents character study, inclusion

Moonlight is a film directed by Barry Jenkins and stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe, and Trevante Rhodes. The movie tells the life story of Chiron, a homosexual man growing up in Miami, Florida and explores the themes of inclusion and self-discovery. Ultimately, Moonlight is an … [Read more...]

Camp Chaparral: A hidden gem

Substantial entertainment is a rarity in Wichita Falls, particularly for international students that come from festive, fun-filled milieus'. For those looking to amp up the adrenaline in their life, there is a silver lining. Nestled between Iowa Park and Wichita Falls on 130 acres of semi-wooded, … [Read more...]

Student-produced one-act plays end spring semester

Seven theater seniors wrapped up their spring semester with student-produced one-act plays on April 15-16 and 22-23 as part of their graduation requirements. In the Bea Wood Studio Theatre, directors presented their plays to 400 attendees, raising $2,000.All profits made from the plays went back to … [Read more...]

REVIEW:Theater presents two weekends of student-produced one-act plays

As part of requirements for graduation, seven theater seniors individually produced one-act plays that they presented to the public on the weekends of April 15 and 22. Seniors were supposed to use all the skills they have learned up to this point and incorporate them into the play they chose to … [Read more...]

‘Lysistrata’ brings comic relief to audience

The second showing of "Lysistrata" on gave students a story about a group of women who want to deny their husbands sex so that they will vote for peace to end the war in Greece. The actors did a fine job of giving students a night of laughter and excitement with excellent acting and a wonderful … [Read more...]

Cast joins 40 for a meet and greet

Roughly 40 students joined the Arts and Literature Society and the cast of Lysistrata for a behind-the-scenes conversation about this classic Greek comedy performance with a 1950s beachfront twist on March 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fain Fine Arts Center lobby. Karen Dabney, assistant professor of … [Read more...]

Diversity of Mexico characterized by photos and projections

Existe lo que tiene nombre: the Contemporary Photography in Mexico show opened in the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery on March 4 at 6 p.m., featuring the works of more than 20 different artists, who speculate on the diversity of life within the borders of Mexico. Simultaneously, photographer David Taylor … [Read more...]

50’s beach theme brings lighthearted fun to 2,500-year-old play

The theater department will show the first performance of Lysistrata, a comedy penned by Aristophanes, on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre. Cast and crew have been rehearsing since the second week of the spring semester to make this age-old play one that will interest … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Play evokes dark memories to increase awareness about violence against women

As part of an effort to increase awareness about violence against women, members of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, performed A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, a series of monologues compiled by Eve Ensler, on Feb. 12-13 in the Bea Wood Studio Theatre.The play, … [Read more...]