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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

Shakespeare Rounds out the Month of February at EMU

Love finds a way to revise the best- laid plans of Braydon Hoover (King/ Forester), Gabriel Brunk (Berowne), Leah Ott (princess) and Heidi Muller (Rosaline) in Shakespeare’s "Love’s Labor’s Lost" Photo by Jon Styer Whoeve ...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

EMU Presenting Student-Directed ‘Epic’ Play

Theater at EMU is presenting a student-directed play, “ANON(ymous),” by Naomi Iizuka, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 5 and 11 and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Studio Theater of the University Commons. In the play, a contemporary take on the adventures of Odysseus from Homer’s epic tale, a young refugee called Anon enters the U.S. by being swept ash ...More

Director’s Journal: Steve Kniss Tackles ‘Anon(ymous)’

Steve Kniss, Weather Vane student newspaper Directing. To me, it is fun. I have had such a great time through only a week and a half of rehearsal. Each night raises its unique challenges, but every it is also an adventure, and that is what I love about directing. ...More

Internationally Acclaimed Playwright Speaks at EMU

Emily Hertzler, Weather Vane student newspaper No one wanted to see it. The memories were too painful. The script was rejected. The show opened to rough reviews. The playwright was fired because it appeared she really screwed this one up. Even that did not stop Deborah Brevoort, who paid EMU a visit to watch her show and talk to students this past Saturday. ...More

Play of grief and healing based on Lockerbie tragedy

Theater at EMU will give seven performances of its fall mainstage production, ‘Women of Lockerbie’ by Deborah Brevoort, throughout Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 8-17. Read more… ...More

Theater students tackle morality and technology

Theater at EMU is presenting three performances of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” a wildly imaginative comedy, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Apr. 16-18, in the Studio Theater of the University Commons at EMU. In the play, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl and directed by 2008 EMU theater graduate Pam Mandingo, a woman is forced to ...More

Gilbert & Sullivan Coming to Life on Stage

Charlotte Wenger (fairy queen) sings to Todd Hooley (Willis) as he tries to not show interest. Love and politics cross paths in a most unlikely way in W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s popular comic operetta, “Iolante,” the major spring ...More