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The Bus Stop

EMU Theater Presenting Groundbreaking Absurdist Comedy

Theater at Eastern Mennonite University is presenting five performances of its spring mainstage production, “The Bus Stop,” by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian [pronounced "kao hsing-chien"]. The ground-breaking 1983 comedy will be presented 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Mar. 24, 25 and 26, at 8 p.m. Friday, Apr. 1 and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 2 in the newly-reno ...More

Fashion

EMU Theater Makes ‘Fashion’ Statement

Are you a person of fashion? Take a look at the shoes in your closet. Are they comfortable? Practical? Or are they the latest style? “Fashion,” an American farce written when this country was still young, was a hit when it debuted in 1845 and remains as broadly poignant today. The play, by Anna Cora Mowatt, will be presented 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 19, 26 and 26 in the new Lee ...More

Stop Kiss theater production artwork (by Jon Styer)

EMU Play Opens in New Lee Eshleman Studio Theater

Theater at EMU is staging “Stop Kiss” as its first play in the new Lee E. Eshleman Studio Theater in the University Commons. Performances of “Stop Kiss,” by Diana Son, will be presented 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2; 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The play runs approximately ...More

Curtain Rises on EMU Musical-Comedy

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Actor Brings Novelist-Scholar C.S. Lewis to Life on Sept. 22

Veteran British actor David Payne Veteran British actor David Payne will present “An Evening with C.S. Lewis,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. The one-man per ...More

EMU Theater Launches School Year with Student-Directed Musical Comedy

EMU Theater will launch the new school year with four performances of the student-directed play “The Last Five Years,” a contemporary musical comedy that will star EMU seniors Stephen Kniss and Kelsey Landes. ...More

EMU Commons Renovation Includes Facilities for Theater, Digital Media Programs

Students come to EMU from as far away as the West Coast to study digital photography. Soon they will benefit from new state-of-the-art digital media lab space, classrooms and galleries, thanks to a recently funded renovation to EMU’s University Commons. ...More

Theater at EMU Dances with Complex Themes, Creative Flaws

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‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ Theater Production Runs Through April 17

“Let us dance and dream before night must fall” – Juniors Lauren Zehr (as Christine) and Steve Kniss (as Gerry) relive lost love in the Irish countryside in a scene from the EMU Theater spring mainstage production, “D ...More

March 22 Play Explores Peace and Justice Themes

Ted & Company TheaterWorks and the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University will present “I’d Like to Buy an Enemy,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 22 in Lehman Auditorium at EMU. Ted Swartz (l.) and Trent Wagler in a scene ...More