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Kent brings excitement to black comedy

Kent brings excitement to black comedy
Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” is the theatre department’s new fall production directed by Steven Kent. The play follows a newly married couple, Bette and Boo, played by Sarah Rae Jackson and Jacob Tittl, and the antics of their comically dysfunctional family and friends. In this scene titled “We Will Call Him Skippy,” the family argues about what to name the newborn... 

‘In the Blood’ is the modern day scarlet letter

Cody Luk Staff Writer The word “SLUT” is written boldly across a wall of a trash-filled stage as students, faculty and community members rushed into the Pomona College Seaver Theatre for “In the Blood,” a tragedy on contemporary social issues. “The play is very intense, and it has a strong storyline they’re trying to portray,” said Arianna Lee, freshman Pomona College science major... 

Theater Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer’ nightmare

<i>Theater Review</i>: Shakespeare's 'Midsummer' nightmare
Artistic Director Linda Bisesti presents the cast of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” following the performance Sept. 27. This is the ninth season of the Southern California Shakespeare Festival, held at the Cal Poly Pomona Theatre and New Dance Department. The cast includes members of the Actor’s Equity Association, Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni. / photo by Uyen Bui Liz Ortiz Staff... 

Students sit in the director’s chair

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer Students of the Theatre Arts 351 class premiered their directing capabilities in “Theatre On-Stage: New Directions in Directing” May 17-25 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret and Dailey Theatre. The week-long event, consisting of a series of one-act plays, opened with “The Bald Soprano” directed by sophomore theatre major Cole Wagner, “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let... 

Tale of love destined for the Fringe

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Students in the theater department are taking a new twist on the traditional senior project by breaking free from the educational realm and entering the world of professional theater as they enter the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Theater majors Cody Goss, Alexis Robles and Sierra Taylor are organizing their own original production called “Jason <3’s Medea”... 

Theater Review: ‘Merchant of Venice’ does the Bard justice

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer What started as a typical light-hearted comedy turned out to be a show covering different social issues, from anti-semitism to feminism to the struggle of class within a wealthy Venetian society, as the Dailey Theater premiered William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” The show opened with warm, inviting chaos, with sounds of the bustling town square echoing... 

Preparing the Dailey Theatre for Shakespeare

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer William Shakespeare took center stage at Dailey Theatre last night as the theater department presented “The Merchant of Venice.” Directed by theater arts professor David Flaten, “Merchant” was put together in less than two months and will be premiered tonight at 7:30 p.m. as “the biggest show of the semester,” junior theater major Cody Goss said. “I’m really... 

Dark side revealed in student plays

Dark side revealed in student plays
Written and performed by Teresa Yslas Beardsley, “Mademoiselle X: Ourselves in Disguise,” is a one-woman show that displayed Beardsley’s acting talent in the form of several different characters. The main character was a French woman who told stories of different people she had met throughout her life, including a doorman, a homeless man, a Texas drunk and an Occupy Los Angeles protester. / photo... 

Reliving John Brown’s crusade

Reliving John Brown’s crusade
Norman Marshall performs “John Brown: Trumpet of Freedom” Tuesday in the Campus Center. In this one-man show Marshall played the abolitionist John Brown along with 30 other historical characters to portray the harsh realities of slavery. The show is based on letters and interviews from the final weeks of Brown’s life. Marshall began performing his show in 1997. / photo by Nicole Ambrose  Read More →

‘Mirandolina’ brings intrigue to Dailey stage

‘Mirandolina’ brings intrigue to Dailey stage
During Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy “Mirandolina: Mistress of the Inn” last weekend, shown in the Dailey Theatre, Alex Frietas played the part of the Marquis of Forlipoppoli, who drinks a vase water to chase down the Captain Ripafratta’s spiced chocolate milk. The captain was played by Ray Del Rio. The characters offered laugh-out-loud dramatics and buffoonery prompted by their love of the... 
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