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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... 

Class works on new set

Class works on new set
Sabrina Consiglio, a sophomore theater major, works on the set for the theater program’s next play, “The House of Atreus,” which opens May 3. Her stagecraft class is responsible for building the sets for all the theater program’s productions. / photo by Katherine Careaga  Read More →

Theater Review: ‘American Idiot’ fights ordinary beat

Alex Forbess Staff Writer When news spread that Green Day allowed musical drones from New York to create a Broadway musical based on their best-selling album “American Idiot,” I felt my heart sink. I never felt more betrayed to know my idols – wise men who raised me with the sacred gospel of punk – sold out in such a fashion that I considered sacrilegious. Before throwing them out of my life,... 

‘Pillowman’ play goes dark with twisted plot, humor

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer A twisted plot line and a smidgeon of humor are just some of the reasons why senior theater arts major Daniel Bride chose “The Pillowman” for his directing thesis. Tuesday night’s dress rehearsal of “The Pillowman” unveiled molestation, abuse and murder, yet it still cleverly maintained a humorous approach to how the whole story unfolded. “What’s not to love... 

Brother shares bloody bedtime stories

Brother shares bloody bedtime stories
Katurian, played by Jordan Randall (right), tells the story of The Pillowman to his younger brother Michal played by Zachary Green, in the play “The Pillowman,” which was written by Martin McDonagh. The play will run from March 8 to 10 with free previews from March 5 to 7 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. “The Pillowman” is the senior directing thesis of Danny Bride. / photo by Cassandra Egan Ingrid... 

‘Three Penny Opera’ sings for the money

'Three Penny Opera' sings for the money
In the Dailey Theatre production of “Three Penny Opera," Mack the Knife, seated (Alvaro Renteria), and his gang (Cody Goss, Cole Wagner and Jake Tittl) try to set up the perfect wedding reception for Mack’s bride, Polly (Sierra Taylor). “Three Penny Opera” runs Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., with a closing 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 19. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Brian Velez Staff... 
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