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‘Copenhagen’ examines inner dilemmas

‘Copenhagen’ examines inner dilemmas
Physicist Niels Bohr (senior theater major Jordan Klomp) reminisces about his son Harold, who died. Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play, “Copenhagen,” directed by Associate Professor of Theater Arts Sean Dillon, concerns the question of why physicist Werner Heisenberg returned to Copenhagen in 1941. “Copenhagen” will continue to play this weekend beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,... 

Theater department hosts a night of insanity

Hayley Hulin LV Life Editor Students from the theater department held their second Cabaret LIVE! event Wednesday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. About 20 students gathered for a night of “Improv Insanity” taught by Carolyn Marie Wright, manager of education and community engagement at 20 Geffen Playhouse. Wright taught short form improv for the night, which has a concrete beginning and end... 

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... 

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... 

‘Measure For Measure’ delivers laughs

Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer Trapped in the hands of a ruthless hypocrite, nun Isabella cannot release Lord Angelo’s lustful grip as he groped her body, pleading for Isabella to give up her chastity. Angelo releases his grip, failing to convince Isabella, as she leaves him shattered and ignites a fury in his unrelenting soul. The main characters in William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” deal... 

Shakespeare play offers ‘Measure’ of humor

Shakespeare play offers 'Measure' of humor
Sophomore theater major Jordan Klomp and senior theater major Daniel Ramirez play the roles of Escalus and Lord Angelo in the upcoming production of “Measure For Measure.” The comedy addresses hypocrisy, justice, truth and mercy centered around the lives of several citizens in Vienna. The show premieres 7:30 p.m. April 24 in Dailey Theater and will run through May 4. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Alejandra... 

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... 

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... 
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