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Directors take on Croatian humor: Students present their midterms in directing festival

Sophomore Mona Lutfi plays the role of Jasna in Gavran’s “All About Women” last Saturday night. The play dealt with two sisters who finally reconcile on their mother’s birthday after seven years of misunderstanding. Senior Jordan Randall directed the piece. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor Student directors showcased their projects on Croatian playwright Miro Gavran’s... 

Students perform opera classics

Students perform opera classics
Some of opera’s most famous pieces were performed in Morgan Auditorium Saturday night as a part of Opera Scenes, a course offered to students during January Interterm. The performance marked the end of the class and gave performers the opportunity to display what they have learned during the month-long course. / photo by Veronica Orozco    Read More →

Happenings

‘Venus and Adonis’ Dailey Theatre will present “Venus and Adonis,” a one-woman adaptation of Shakespeare’s love poem performed by Misha Bouvion, at 8 p.m. today. Admission is free. ‘Natural History’ Traer Scott’s photography exhibition, “Natural History,” at the Carlson Gallery will run through April 4. Admission is free. ‘Hacer: Shape Form Space’ Artist Gerardo Hacer’s exhibit,... 

Students display directing chops

Students display directing chops
Kyle Boardman and Emily Jardel run through a scene from George Furth’s play “Company.” The theater department presents “An Evening of Directing Projects,” facilitated by Sean Dillon, which allows students to direct plays. The showcase opened Wednesday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. / photo by Jessica Harsen Cody Luk Staff Writer First-time student directors put directorial principles into play... 

Happenings

Senior Art Exhibition The art department will host an opening reception for the Senior Art Exhibition from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. from Dec. 9 until Dec. 13 at the Harris Gallery. Admission is free. Piano Marathon The Morgan Auditorium will host a piano marathon from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. West African Drumming The La Verne West African Drum Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec.... 

‘Bette and Boo’ makes dysfunction fun

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Dead babies and dysfunctional families color the comedy “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” The University of La Verne Department of Theatre Arts cast performed the black comedy with intelligence and vulnerability as they dealt with issues regarding alcoholism, postpartum depression and verbal domestic violence. “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” exaggerates difficult... 

Curtain rises on student directors

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer For the theatrical novice, directing a production is a daunting task that forces one to always have the answer and overcome steep hurdles. In his Introduction to Theatrical Directing class, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Sean Dillon equips his students with the tools necessary to brave these hurdles. “What we try and do is sort of build a toolkit of directorial principles,”... 

Happenings

‘Bette and Boo’ Christopher Durang’s black comedy “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” will finish its run at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Dailey Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for faculty, staff and seniors; and $8 for students. Student Recital The music department will host a student recital at 7:30 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Jazz... 

Happenings

‘Bette and Boo’ Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” will show at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Nov. 21-23, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in Dailey Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for faculty, staff and seniors; and $8 for students. ‘44 Days’ Carlson Gallery is displaying photographer David Burnett’s “44 Days – Iran and The Remaking of The World”... 

Kent brings excitement to black comedy

Kent brings excitement to black comedy
Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” is the theatre department’s new fall production directed by Steven Kent. The play follows a newly married couple, Bette and Boo, played by Sarah Rae Jackson and Jacob Tittl, and the antics of their comically dysfunctional family and friends. In this scene titled “We Will Call Him Skippy,” the family argues about what to name the newborn... 
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