The Wichitan

‘Extremities’: an opportunity to discuss mature issues

Shaila Botello, Reporter

September 17, 2018

After the original student director stepped down, Drew Davison, a 2017 Midwestern State graduate, led four student actors through William Mastrosimone's "Extremities." Davison said, “Someone else had chosen the play and I just kind of picked it up.” A play for mature audiences only, it touches...

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 8, 2018

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April 6 at Sikes Lake. According to Jonathon Quam, associate professor of mass communication, the idea...

Wardrobe stitches musical together

Wardrobe stitches musical together

Joanna Gartman, Reporter

February 28, 2018

An actor’s costume provides support physically and emotionally, to actor and audience alike. The wardrobe team has the pressure of enhancing the entire experience by providing strong visual support to the story. The wardrobe team conquered the task of clothing the variety of captivating characters ...

Four sides to the same Musical: A look into the different roles that make Urinetown, Urinetown

Four sides to the same Musical: A look into the different roles that make Urinetown, Urinetown

Rachel Johnson

February 14, 2018

Four individuals, four massive pieces to such a large production. A technical hand in charge of construction, a head dresser directed to maintain costumes to preserve them for each production, assistant stage manager tasked with organizing schedules and being the hands ready to move in whatever way necessary...

Prospective students join musical cast

Prospective students join musical cast

Mekala Conway and Jacob Smith

February 8, 2018

The stage smells of fresh sawdust and wet paint. Dust mites are seen in the bright stage lights, masking the audience and turning the rest of the auditorium into an endless expanse of black. The only thing that lets anyone know there is anyone seated in the audience is the den of people talking and laughing...

Theater department presents ‘The God Of Hell’

Theater department presents ‘The God Of Hell’

Shari Smith

November 15, 2017

The theater department will run the production "The God of Hell" Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m to Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bea Wood Theater in the Fain Fine Arts B-wing. According to Sally Story, assistant professor of theater, the play centralizes on a middle aged, mid-western dairy farming c...

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

Alex Rios

October 10, 2017

"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 ...

Theater to present play before class starts

Kara McIntyre

August 17, 2017

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, t...

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

Lane Riggs

February 15, 2017

"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 p.m. ...

‘Lysistrata’ brings comic relief to audience

‘Lysistrata’ brings comic relief to audience

Samuel Sutton

March 8, 2016

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 story.While ...

Cast joins 40 for a meet and greet

Cast joins 40 for a meet and greet

Rutth Mercado

March 8, 2016

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 directi...

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

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

Lane Riggs

March 2, 2016

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 studen...

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