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Romance in ‘Urinetown’

Romance in 'Urinetown'
During the song, “Mr. Cladwell,” Mr. McQueen (Cole Wagner), Senator Fipp (Alex Freitas), Dr. Billeaux (Jake Tittl), the secretary (Victoria Wyatt) and the bag lady (Sonora Hernandez) dance around Caldwell B. Cladwell (Stephenson Holder), in "Urinetown." / photo by Zachary Horton Theatre arts majors Amy Bolton, as Hope Cladwell, and Zachary Green, as Bobby Strong, embrace during... 

Musical resists toilet crisis

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer When you have to go, you have to go, especially in a place called Urinetown. “Urinetown: The Musical,” was written by Greg Kotis with music by Mark Hollmann. More than 40 students from the University of La Verne’s theater and music departments will be performing beginning Nov. 8. The play has 15 songs and parodies many famous musicals like “West Side Story,”... 

Romance divided by a wall

Karo Chakhlasyan Arts Editor The lights dimmed, the applause came to a slow stop and the scene crew set up a brick wall dividing the stage. Thus began an unexpected tale of romance as “The Romancers,” a play directed by theater arts major Zachary Green began Wednesday night in Dailey Theatre. The play was presented to the University as a one-night-only show, part of homecoming week. “Given the... 

Cramped spaces and high hopes

Cramped spaces and high hopes
Beneatha, played by Bradlee Johnson in the theatre department’s production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” faces dilemmas about her future and what kind of person she wants to be. “A Raisin in the Sun” is the senior thesis project for Gemma Alfaro, Lauren Erivn and Raymond Del Rio, who perform in the play, and Michael Roche, who is the technical director. The play’s run... 

Family struggles brought to stage

Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief The struggle of a 1950s African American family has been brought from their living room to the stage in the Dailey Theatre’s performance of “A Raisin in the Sun.” The piece was the senior performance of three of the performers and senior technical theatre major Mike Roche. Originally written by Lorraine Hansberry, the play follows the story of matriarch... 

Plays tell stories of losers, lovers

Valerie Dominguez Staff Writer Wednesday night marked the beginning of the four-night student-directed one-acts event in Dailey Theatre. The one-acts are part of the finals of the directing class to give the students hands-on experience in directing. Travis Snyder-Eaton directed “Finer Noble Gases,” the first show of the night in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. The production tells the story of a group... 

Cast kills in ‘House of Atreus’

Cast kills in 'House of Atreus'
Clytemnestra, played by junior theater arts major Stephanie Aguilar, boasts of the murders of her husband Agamemnon and Cassandra, played by Cody Goss and Lauren Ervin, during the dress rehearsal for “The House of Atreus.” Directed by Georgij Paro, the play is modified from the script originally written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus, who is known as the “Father of Tragedy.” / photo by Christian... 

Theater Review: ‘School House’ is a rockin’ good time

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The Theater Experience of Southern California brought back childhood memories of “School House Rock” during the hit performance at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on Saturday. Close to a hundred kids performed the Saturday morning musical with exceptional actors and energetic youngsters. “It was charming,” Leatrice Latts, a grandmother of one of the actors,... 

Powell’s struggles explored in new play

Powell’s struggles explored in new play
ULV alumnus LaVelle Wilson goes through rehearsal for his first one-man show. “The Agony of Colin Powell” is the final performance of Ralph Saldana’s senior directing thesis. William Cook, professor of English, wrote the fictional dramatic monologue dealing with the internal struggle of the former Secretary of State. / photo by Christian Uriarte Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer A powerful position... 

‘Corrie’ presents a voice for peace

‘Corrie’ presents a voice for peace
Samara Frame portrays title character Rachel Corrie on Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The play is based on the journals and emails of Corrie during her membership in the International Soli­dar­ity Movement, a group dedicated to the support of the Palestinian cause through nonviolent protests. The play has been pulled or postponed from many venues because of its controversial political content. Its... 
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