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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... 

Promiscuity reigns in Brecht’s ‘Baal’

Promiscuity reigns in Brecht’s ‘Baal’
Daniel Ramirez, senior theater major, and Jessie Bias, sophomore theater major, star in ULV’s adaptation of “Baal.” Directed by Bo Powell, the play was shown at the Dailey Theatre last weekend. Ramirez plays Baal, a poet who goes through different forms of addiction including sex, alcohol and being one with nature. He takes an interest in and seduces the innocent, pure Johanna, played by Bias.... 

‘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... 
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