By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
On Thursday, April 13 I and three of my friends found ourselves making our way across campus to Klein Theatre where we would proceed to watch a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. That night, what originally started as a class assignment became an enjoyable memory for the four of us.
By LAUREN CLOSS
Interest mounts and attention turns to the stage as the house lights dim and the actors are lit up in colorful costumes against the set. The music fades into the background and disappears. The actors begin their performance and the audience is transported back to Louisiana in the 1980s.
By KELLY EMMRICH
Last Thursday night, locals, students and musical lovers congregated in duPont Hall for the premiere of the murder mystery musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
By VALERIE GIBSON
The University of Mary Washington’s Theatre Department debuted “Assistance” on Thursday Sept. 29, at Klein Theatre.
By JOSEPH GARAY
The University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre wraps up its spring semester by bringing a “laugh out loud comedy of unequalled stature” to the stage. Following “Frozen,” a darker and much more serious play, “Tartuffe” balances the scale by evoking amusement and providing material that makes its audience laugh.
By JOSEPH GARAY
It was a cold night, Thursday, Feb. 11, as audience members rushed into the University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre, located in duPont Hall, and filled their seats. Little did they know, the topic of the newest play “Frozen” would be just as bone-chilling as the cold night air they just escaped from.
By JOSEPH GARAY
“Avenue Q” blasted its way onto the University of Mary Washington stage with an array of brightly colored Sesame Street style characters. Don’t let the puppets and the set fool you – this is not your child’s Sesame Street. This is the “adults only” X-rated version. Starting Nov. 5 the musical “Avenue Q” can be seen in DuPont Hall on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.
By ASHLEY CHUNG
While “Avenue Q” has proven itself a formidable task, professors and students alike have put in hundreds of hours in order to make it exceptional. Their hard work has definitely made the show a worthwhile evening out full of laughs and perhaps a few lessons too.
By JOSEPH GARAY
The University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre kicked off their fall season on Sept. 24, with their rendition of Michael Frayn’s 1982 comedy “Noises Off.”
By GISELLE FLORES
Last weekend kicked off with the debut of Klein Theatre’s production of Oscar Wilde’s play “Lady Windermere’s Fan” at the University of Mary Washington.
By ALEXA ALLEN
A bachelorette party gone wild will soon be on display at the University of Mary Washington. “The Drunken City” is the next highly anticipated production brought to campus by the UMW theatre department. This modern and glamorous play brings all the fun and humor of “Sex And the City” on an action-packed stage. The tension and excitement will be palpable in the Klein Theater as the actors bring the characters to life.
By ALISON THOET
The stage itself became a canvas as the University of Mary Washington theatre gave life to Georges Seurat’s most famous painting in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George.”
“Spring Awakening” opened in Klein Theatre last week, shocking and delighting audiences.
By CLAIRE WINKLER
The lights go up, and the audience in the University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre is transported to a lovely parlor straight out of the 1950s. And so begins “Harvey,” a charming and quirky comedy.
Of course, any production that bears the golden seal of Stephen Sondheim is not likely to be typical in any way.
A musical with an illustrious history, “Into the Woods” has been featured on numerous professional stages, from New York City, N.Y., to London, England.
After over 300 Broadway performances, Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo” made its way to the University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theater, which opened to a full house last Thursday, Feb. 16. Witty, fast-paced dialogue set the stage for this …
By KIRSTEN MORGAN
Even with the economy tightening college budgets, many schools, including UMW, have decided that putting extra funds into their theatre departments is crucial.
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s article “Much Ado About Costly Art Centers,” many …
UMW’s “Seascape” is a mostly successful, well-realized play. With that in mind, the subject matter may not exactly appeal to college students.
That’s not to say college students shouldn’t see it. There are definitely lessons for our demographic to take …