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Theater department sinks teeth into Dracula

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Actors lay on stage, setting the first scene as the audience filed into the Fain Fine Arts Center for the theater department’s opening performance of Dracula Oct 4. The horror novel by Bram Stoker was originally adapted into a play by Steven Deitz. The story undoubtedly paved the way for the mo...

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

Brian Lang

February 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment Spotlight

With its unconventional title and unusual subject matter, "Urinetown" may seem like a poor choice for a musical, but this zany production by the MSU theater department successfully pulls it off. This hilarious comedy makes fun of conventional theater, criticizes capitalism and bureaucrac...

‘Urinetown’ opening night draws crowds

‘Urinetown’ opening night draws crowds

Brian Lang

February 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Crowds of students, faculty and community members filled Fain Auditorium on a rainy Friday night to see the premiere of “Urinetown: The Musical.” The set glowed an iridescent yellow, reflecting the theme of the show, as the audience excitedly talked while thumbing through their programs. ...

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

Alex Rios

October 10, 2017


Filed under A&E

"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 ...

Athletes learn about sexual assault

Athletes learn about sexual assault

Greta Lazzarotto

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Sexual assault and abuse is a widely discussed topic on many campuses around the United States. On Jan. 25 in the Dillard College of Business Administration, a  theater department instructor organized an event on the subject matter — Since Last Night, one of the theater department's annual performa...

Ghost Light Project stresses inclusion

Ghost Light Project stresses inclusion

Caleb Martin

January 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Feature, News

Deep in the roots of theater tradition, it has been customary for theaters to leave a single light lit in the middle of the stage after the theater has closed. Its purpose — to be a beacon to those who may enter into the vast darkness, so that they have a light to guide their path. The light has b...

Student-produced one-act plays end spring semester

Emily Carroll

April 27, 2016


Filed under A&E, Campus, News

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...

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