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Grand Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’ Feels Tired but True

Grand Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’ Feels Tired but True

By Alison Myers

May 19, 2019

  As iconic as Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is for its star-crossed-lover syndrome, what makes it so iconic is that it's a commentary on prejudice. This commentary has been replicated throughout the ages and the effort resulted in “West Side Story,” which is basically the equivalent...

Student-Led Production “Hippolyta” is an Immersive and Powerful Twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Student-Led Production “Hippolyta” is an Immersive and Powerful Twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

By Hannah Keating

February 2, 2019

  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is inarguably one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, featuring the comical plights of star-crossed Athenian lovers, the caricatures of a troupe of actors, and the manipulations of the forest’s fairies. In this play, the Bard glosses over the chara...

“Dear Love is Bought with the Loss of Dear Love”: U Theatre Presents “The Two Noble Kinsmen”

“Dear Love is Bought with the Loss of Dear Love”: U Theatre Presents “The Two Noble Kinsmen”

By Cate Heiner

April 12, 2017

In an explosive finale to their season, the Department of Theatre brings war and love center stage in “The Two Noble Kinsmen.” Their story opens with a celebration and a tragedy, as three queens plead for King Theseus to avenge their husbands’ deaths. The audience then meets young Palamon and...

“The Two Noble Kinsmen”: The Actor Round Table Transcript

“The Two Noble Kinsmen”: The Actor Round Table Transcript

By Cate Heiner

April 4, 2017

In preparation for the upcoming production of "The Two Noble Kinsmen" through the Department of Theatre, I met with four of the student actors participating. The discussion included input from Brandt Garber, playing Arcite; Kali Scott, playing the Jailer's Daughter; Ashley Ramos, playing Emilia; and...

“The Two Noble Kinsmen”: From the Actor Perspective

“The Two Noble Kinsmen”: From the Actor Perspective

By Cate Heiner

April 3, 2017

Honor, family, love and hate all take the stage with the Department of Theatre’s final production of the season, “The Two Noble Kinsmen.” In a round table interview, members of the cast discussed their work on the production and what audiences can look forward to. “The play, especially when...

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