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Theater Review: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty

<i>Theater Review</i>: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty
Annie Curasi and James Ellis performed Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last 5 Years,” which opened Dec. 2 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. A one-act musical originally produced in Chicago in 2001, is a unique story about the failed relationship of the two characters, Jamie and Cathy. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Annie Curasi took an interesting approach to her senior project... 

Directing class showcases variety

Directing class showcases variety
Alvaro Renteria and Ariana Harris enact an emotionally intense scene from Richard III, Act I Scene II, directed by Zach McGreen, for the Introduction to Theatrical Directing class. The students will present their final directing projects at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer The theater department hosted student-directed... 

Musical ‘The Last Five Years’ explores relationship

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Handling a break-up can be a delicate process whether one is dating or in a serious relationship. In the play “The Last Five Years,” audiences will be treated to the private relationship between two people. The two characters come into their relationship innocently and face the hardships that any normal couple would face. As we follow a man’s excitement over... 

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... 

Theater Review: Actors spill emotion, blood in ‘Sport of My Mad Mother’

Carly Hill Arts Editor For the latest production from the theater department, Pomona street gangs invaded the ULV campus, running wild within Dailey Theatre. The play, “The Sport of My Mad Mother,” is comparable to the 1980s film “Sixteen Candles,” if you add blood, guns and death with a gothic twist. Before the show even begins, viewers can already tell they are in for a surprise. Seats... 

‘Mad Mother’ engages viewers

‘Mad Mother’ engages viewers
Gang leader Greta, played by Stephanie Aguilar, intimidates her fellow gang members Cone and Fak, played by Danny Bride and Raymond Del Rio. “The Sport of My Mad Mother “ takes place in an abandoned and crumbling theater in a run down and crime-ridden neighborhood. The play has an unconventional set, where audience members sit onstage below draped nets. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Carly Hill Arts... 

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... 

Happenings

Harris Gallery “Someone Told Me You’d Be Here” will be on exhibit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Dec. 2 at the Harris Art Gallery. This two-artist exhibit featuring the work of Erin Dunn and Kyle Riedel explores the visual environment using a broad range of media. Admission is free. ‘Sport of My Mad Mother’ The theater arts department is presenting “The Sport of... 

Sean Dillon talks about his life’s work

Sean Dillon talks about his life's work
Professor of Theater Arts Sean Dillon believes in a direct and truthful critique of his students work in class. Because of this honest approach and the many different class that he teaches, Dillon as developed strong relationships with his students. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief As assistant professor of theater arts at the University of La Verne, Sean Dillon has devoted... 
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