‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

"Luna Gale," a play written by Rebecca Gilman, transformed the stage this past weekend. Held in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre and open to the public, Christie Maturo directed more than 30 students in the production, seven of whom were actors and the rest were behind-the-scenes. The play focused on … [Read more...]

Theater to present play before class starts

Before the endless juggle of classes, work, studying, extracurriculars, social lives and little amounts of sleep begins, take 70 minutes out of the day and check out the theater department's production of Constellations, a two-part play by English playwright Nick Payne. Directed by Sally Story, … [Read more...]

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha Psi Omega as a fundraiser for First Step, Inc., Ms. Foundation, and INCITE! The reception at 7 … [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...]

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...]

Delayed stage construction hinders theater rehearsals

While preparing for the first production of the year, a mixed cast of 12 theater students, faculty and professional actors had to work around an unfinished stage while preparing for the opening night of the first play of the year August: Osage County. For the first time since it was built in … [Read more...]

Theater production overlaps spring break

With the start of spring break next weekend and its schedule overlapping with the play God of Carnage attendance might be impacted, according to the production team. They said spring break won't deter them from their goal of delivering a high quality theatrical performance, however. "We've done … [Read more...]

Opening night for opera

Art has many forms, and can be expressed in many different ways. On Friday night, in Akin auditorium, the department of music expressed their love of art through a showing of “The marriage of Figaro,” an opera written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The play opened with a beautiful solo piano piece, … [Read more...]