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Sarah and the Dinosaur

Giving Death the Brushoff

Courtesy Daily News Record, Jan. 9, 2012 Somewhere in the middle of talking about her stage four terminal cancer and an upcoming play documenting her life, Sarah Pharis, 32, begins striking her “Katherine Hepburn face.” Sitting beside her on a deep purple velour couch at her Harrisonburg home, Ingrid De Sanctis, 46, launches into details of writing the play, called ...More

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Music, Theater Combine in Christmas Chapel

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) music and theater departments will ring in the Christmas season with a university chapel centered around “Mary’s Child,” Monday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m., in Lehman Auditorium. “We offer this chapel as a gift to the campus and greater community as an expression of the faithfulness and transforming love of God,” said Brian ...More

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Theater Goes Biblical with J.B.

A performance that revolves around “unanswered problems of a man’s relationship to God in an era of cruel injustices,” J.B., will grace the Lee E. Eshleman Studio Theater as part of Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) theater departments ...More

Acclaimed Actor, Director to Visit EMU

A noted performance scholar, actor and director, Mshai S. Mwangola, PhD, will be sharing her gifts in literature and rhythm with the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community on Tuesday, Nov. 15. “The opportunity for EMU students to interact with a performer and scholar of this caliber is a fantastic gift,” said Heid ...More

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A “Wilde” Comedy to Open MainStage Theater

One of the most famous comedies from Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, will open the fall MainStage theater at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) during Homecoming weekend. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. In addition, the performance will run at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, O ...More

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“X O X O: The Many Faces of Love” Theater Production Opens Tonight

The theater department at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is presenting its opening performance of the fall semester, “X O X O: The Many Faces of Love,” tonight at Thomas Plaza in front of the EMU Campus Center. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2-3. The production consists of four one-act plays t ...More

Ted & Company's Ted Swartz and Trent Wagler

Play Explores Peace, Justice Themes

Ted & Company TheaterWorks and the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University will present “I’d Like to Buy an Enemy” 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the MainStage Theater of the University Commons at EMU. PARKING ALERT: Parking on campus will be extremely limited this night due to a local public high school graduation ceremony in the University Com ...More

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EMU Play Explores Faith and Ecological Concern

The Affording Hope Project (www.affordinghopeproject.org), EMU’s Theater Department and Community Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg is co-sponsoring a presentation of “Leaps and Bounds,” 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Mainstage Theater of the University Commons at Eastern Mennonite University. The one-woman show, produced and performed by Tevyn East, is touring faith ...More

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A New Era for the Fine Arts at EMU

About 200 people joined together at EMU Saturday afternoon, Mar. 26, to celebrate a dream of some 10 years coming to fruition. Facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the University Commons building at EMU were dedicated in a brief, upbeat ceremony held in the renovated MainStage Theater at the south end of the Commons. In addition to the 200-seat theat ...More

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EMU to Dedicate New University Commons Facilities Saturday, March 26

Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up to celebrate a long-standing dream come to fruition. On Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011, facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the $2.5 million University Commons project will be dedicated in ceremonies starting at 1 p.m. in the renovated Mainstage Theater on ground floor of the Commons. The brief ce ...More