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Updated: NYC Director Brings Rich Background to “Arms and the Man,” April 5-6

The lovely leading lady must choose between two men – one viewed as a war hero, though he is foolhardy, and one viewed as a coward, hiding with chocolates on his person instead of gun cartridges – in “Arms and the Man,” a George Bernard Shaw comedy staged by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) this spring. Andrea Andresakis, a stage director and choreographer from New York City, d ...More

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Play Shows Woman Standing Up for Beliefs

A 20th-century version of the classic Greek drama Antigone – with its themes of love and loyalty, hatred and revenge – will headline the next Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) theater production, March 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., in the MainStage Theater in University Commons. “Antigone struggles with questions about humankind’s relationship to God, but in ...More

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Art Gets Energized by Coffee

“Disintegration,” an art exhibit made from recycled coffee grounds, calls attention to the loss of rainforest habitat to coffee production in Latin America. The exhibit will take up much of the floor of the Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Wednesday, Jan. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 2 Therea ...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

Harvard Prof, EMU Alum to Speak on Campus

Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean traces author Dr. Joseph B. Martin’s journey from Mennonite farm boy to the highest levels of academic achievement and leadership. Dr. Martin is making a stop on his book tour at his alma mater, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), on Oct. 18. The public is invited to the presentation at 4 p.m. in the ...More

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Forum to Probe Women’s Peace Efforts

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University is hosting an event, “Women, War and Peace,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 10 in the MainStage Theater of the University Commons. The program will feature Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney, along with other women from around the world who are involved in peacebuilding i ...More

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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