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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... 

One act plays showcase talent

One act plays showcase talent
Theater students, Ali Franco and Jordan Randall perform “California Suite,” written by Neil Simon and directed by senior Brittnay Lokar, as part of the One-Act Festival on Monday night. “California Suite” was offered among six plays in the annual festival at Dailey Theatre. Stage designers Caitlin McCarthy, Jen Scarr and Annie Curasi prepared the set and props for the play. The shows is scheduled... 

Sean Dillon's film earns award

Tiffany Spears Staff Writer Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Sean Dillon won the New Belgium Indie Feature Film Award, which honors independent feature films. Dillon’s film “Something Blue” was shown at the 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival from April 15-18. It was among one of four films chosen to be screened in the 2010 INPUT Conference held in Budapest, Hungary from May 8-12. Dillon... 

Happenings

Video Screenings The communications department’s annual Senior Video Screening will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in La Fetra Lecture Hall. There will be food with a dessert reception following the show. Admission is free. For more information call 909-593-3511, ext. 4277. Art Festival Southern California’s Festival of the Arts will take place this weekend: Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10... 

Happenings

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Florida natives Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will play tonight at 7 p.m. in the Athletic Pavillion. Opening the show will be Heartstop and Oh My Stars. Tickets are free for students and $15 for guests, faculty and staff and are available at the front desk of the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center. For more information contact the Office of Student Life at 909-593-3511, ext.... 
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