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U Theatre Reinvents ‘Macbeth’

U Theatre Reinvents ‘Macbeth’

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

September 28, 2019

  While most people would not think of attending a Shakespearean play as a common activity for college students, the University of Utah’s Studio 115 was sold out as “Macbeth” opened on Friday, Sept. 27.  This rendition of the play is set in a future dystopian city, after a global apocalyp...

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

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

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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...

The Grand Theatre Revels in Jokes with ‘Comedy of Errors’

The Grand Theatre Revels in Jokes with ‘Comedy of Errors’

February 3, 2017

“The Comedy of Errors” opens this weekend at The Grand Theatre, along with the mishaps, mistakes and laughter of a good time. “The Comedy of Errors” follows many of Shakespeare's well-known comedy tropes. For those unfamiliar with the classic story, it opens with two pairs of identical twins,...

‘Othello’ Tackles Gender and Race

‘Othello’ Tackles Gender and Race

January 12, 2017

“When holding a weapon, it’s important to always hold it towards your vital organs,” Adriana Lemke, fight choreographer for the upcoming production of “Othello” jokes. It’s the week before performances begin, and school isn’t officially in session, but the cast and crew of “Othello”...

Get Me to a Nunnery

September 11, 2014

At the ripe old age of 20, I am officially a spinster. No, this is not The Onion. It’s Utah — the blessed state of Jell-O, polygamists and, of course, young marriages. Oh my gosh. Let me begin by saying I am in no way opposed to marriage. If two consenting individuals want to join in holy matrimon...

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