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CJP, Theater and VaCA Provide Collaborative Events

Two events at Eastern Mennonite University this week showcase the intersection between the arts and creating a more peaceful world. “The Feminine Divine: Embrace and Release” is a participatory dance workshop facilitated by Akiko Ishihara and framed by graphic posters designed by Chelsea Kight. It will be held Wednesday, April 11, 7-9 p.m., in the ...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


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

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 th ...More

Shakespeare Workshop Sets the Stage for February Production

Theater students at EMU are getting a chance to develop their Shakespeare skills, thanks to a partnership between theater faculty and a graduate student and professional director working and studying at the American Shakespeare Center (Blackfriar’s Playhouse) and Mary Baldwin College. ...More

‘La Posada’ Shines New Light On The Greatest Story Ever Told

By Kate Elizabeth Queram, Daily News-Record This holiday season, Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg will play host to a somewhat nontraditional rendition of the Christmas story. Mary and Joseph are there, and they’re still making a trek – but this time, they’re Latino emigrants trying to make it to America, where baby Jesus is born in a hospital ̵ ...More

Theater Group Reshapes Shakespeare

CRASH HOUSE Collaborative Theater Project’s poster for "O: I Am a Murderer" The CRASH HOUSE Collaborative Theater Project, a new program in EMU’s theater department, has taken William Shakespeare’s tragedy, "Othello, ...More

Theater Department Launching ‘Crash House’ Project

Do not protest too much, William Shakespeare, but one of your theatrical works is about to be upstaged. EMU’s theater department has announced the creation of a stimulating new program – the "Crash House Collaborative Theater Project." ...More

EMU Theater to Present French Comedy

Theater at EMU is giving six performances of its major fall production, “Tartuffe,” a five-act, hilarious commentary on religious hypocrisy in 17th century France. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 8-10 in the mainstage theater on ground flo ...More

EMU Theater to Stage Musical Drama

It’s a musical, whimsical folk tale with a serious topic – what happens when one cultural group tries to change another one. That’s the theme of Theater at Eastern Mennonite University’s spring mainstage production, “Ti-Jean and His Brothers,” by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Thursday-Saturday, Mar. 22-24 and again Mar. 29-31. Curtain time is 7:30 p ...More