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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... 

Poets explore realms of humor, love

Poets explore realms of humor, love
Shannon Garcia, a senior sociology and speech communications major, recites a poem about gender issues and marriage during the Open Mic event hosted by the Black Student Union and the Poetry Club on March 29 in the Jane Dibbell Carbaret. Garcia, a member of the Poetry Club, performed two slam poems. Other student poets shared verse that dealt with identity, family and death. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Christian... 

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... 

Happenings

‘American Dream’ Katherine Frey’s “Amer­ican Dream” photography exhibit, about the human effects of the Great Reces­sion, has been extended to Oct. 14 in the Carlson Gallery in Miller Hall. Diane Rodriguez The La Verne theater arts seminar will host artist, director, writer and performer Diane Rodriguez at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Rodriguez is an Obie award recipient... 

On-stage drama mimics real lives

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The students of the theater and community class have combined their individual passions for theater into a string of eight performances called “The Power of Hope” that push ignored issues into the limelight. “We aren’t trying to save the community, but we are trying to bring awareness to the causes and what people can do about it,” Elizabeth Reyes, senior... 

Happenings

‘The Last Five Years’ “The Last Five Years,” a play directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson, will show at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Tickets cost $5, or $3 for students. Student Recital Support fellow classmates during a Student Recital from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The event will take place inside the University Chapel. Admission is free. Las... 

Seminar teaches acting techniques

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Screaming, weeping and laughter could be heard echoing from the Jane Dibbell Cabaret as students attempted to submerge themselves in the meaning of sad and silly. Speaker Kate Noonan brought her teachings she received from the distinguished actress Stella Adler and spoke to students on Nov. 4. “Stella knew everything about everything, she was very scholarly and... 

Happenings

Faculty Recital Artist-in-Residence Grace Xia Zhao will play the piano for a faculty recital at noon Friday in the Steinway Studio, located in Founders Hall Room 105. Admission is free. Directing Projects The theater arts department’s student directing projects will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 to 11 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Admission is free. The Stars The doors will open at 7 p.m. for a... 

Chris Williams gives audience all that jazz

Chris Williams gives audience all that jazz
Jazz vocalist Chris Williams and a band of six other musicians entertained the crowd Monday night in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Williams started off the night with an improvised blues number followed by a number of jazz classics, including “Come Fly With Me” and “Comes Love.” The band also featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, on keyboards./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Jason Cox Staff Writer Award-winning... 

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd
Monday night’s jazz show featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, and his band of La Verne alumni musicians. Nine jazz compositions featured were all written by Gratz. The Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater was filled with standing-room-only for the performance./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer Jazz was in the air on Monday as Professor of Music Reed Gratz played the piano alongside... 
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