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Real-world issues inspire performers

Real-world issues inspire performers
Senior computer science major Jacob Bogdanoff throws tofu at the audience in ‘Hellharbor Chronicles,’ a satire on nutrition, written by junior theater major Jordan Klomp and directed by senior theater major Gracie Gilb. Fifteen original plays were performed over the course of four days as final projects for students in the Theatre and Community class, under the supervision of Director of Theatre... 

Theater students return to Fringe Festival

Celene Vargas Staff Writer University of La Verne theater students are immersing themselves in the Los Angeles theater scene by participating in the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival happening in June. Senior theater major James Powell, junior theater major Jordan Klomp, junior theater major Sara Haddadin and sophomore business administration and theater double major Delaney Poe are four of the six... 

Theater Review: ‘Selvaggio’ promotes creative passion

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director For any person who longs to create — whether it be a writer, a photographer, a designer, a musician, or in this case, an artist — the best type of inspiration comes from when you surrender yourself to the thing that you are most afraid of. This rings true in “Mission Selvaggio,” a meaningful and original play written by Cole Wagner and directed by Cody Goss. Wagner,... 

Student’s original play explores fantasy

Student's original play explores fantasy
Sottile (junior theater major Alex Freitas) shares his struggling story with the Artist (senior theater major Cole Wagner) in the play “Mission Selvaggio.” Directed by Cody Goss, “Mission Selvaggio” is about an artist who is inspired by the fictional characters he draws and changes his life after meeting them. “Mission Selvaggio” will be performed 7:30 Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell... 

Theater Review: ‘The Dog’s Will’ exposes hypocrisy

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Samba, Brazilian culture and comedy hit the stage in the theater department’s latest production, “The Dog’s Will” by Brazilian playwright Ariano Suassuna. Directed by actress and artist-in-residence Alma Martinez, this play, originally called “Auto da Compadecida,” presents a satire of society and class structure of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, one... 

Students take a chance at directing

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer The theater department hosted five student directed plays Thursday and Friday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater. The short plays were the final product of the six-student spring directing class. The class gave six students six weeks to prepare, cast and direct a short, 25-minute one-act production. Auditions for the shows were open to the community and University students. “It... 

Promiscuity reigns in Brecht’s ‘Baal’

Promiscuity reigns in Brecht’s ‘Baal’
Daniel Ramirez, senior theater major, and Jessie Bias, sophomore theater major, star in ULV’s adaptation of “Baal.” Directed by Bo Powell, the play was shown at the Dailey Theatre last weekend. Ramirez plays Baal, a poet who goes through different forms of addiction including sex, alcohol and being one with nature. He takes an interest in and seduces the innocent, pure Johanna, played by Bias.... 

Play depicts life on the streets

Play depicts life on the streets
Senior theater major Sonora Hernandez (Lily), argues with senior theater major Destiny Guillory (Dahlia) over helping each other out during hard times. Senior theater major Chase Montaño (Jasmine) is in the middle of it trying to calm them down in the “The Flower Society,” directed by alumna Maryanne Householder. It tells the story of homeless women on the streets and their will to survive out... 

Theater Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ rocks Pomona stage

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief Stomping and frustrated German teens in wild haircuts, Doc Martens and 19th-century garb wailed their hearts out to a contemporary score in Pomona College’s rocking production of “Spring Awakening,” which ran Nov. 20-23 at Seaver Theatre in Claremont. “Spring Awakening,” a rock musical that premiered on Broadway in 2006, is based off the 1891 German play... 

‘Spelling Bee’ comes to life with audience

‘Spelling Bee’ comes to life with audience
Jessie Bias, left, plays the imaginary mother of shy Olive (Katie Ochoa) in the duet “The I Love You Song.” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical directed and choreographed by La Verne alumnus and professional director Zach Johnson, opened Nov. 13 in Dailey Theatre and continues through this weekend. The musical touched on the rigors of competition, with each participant of... 
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