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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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Marshall Hall to be replaced by new theater under President Paino’s ten-year plan

February 20, 2019 |

Senior Writer
As the community at the University of Mary Washington expands and grows, so will the campus and University facilities.Read More

UMW Theatre presents a modern drama, “The Amish Project”

September 27, 2018 |

Online Editor
Few plays are willing to tackle as much emotional subject matter as “The Amish Project.”Read More

Klein Theatre brings the audience behind the scenes with “Noises Off”

September 30, 2015 |


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.”
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Klein’s ‘Tempest’ features a maddening array of talent

April 17, 2013 |

Madness rose like fog from the cracks of the stage in the University of Mary Washington’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s dark comedy, “The Tempest,” the final production of the 2012-2013 season that opened on April 11.Read More

'Talking With'

October 2, 2012 |


This weekend and next, Klein Theater is featuring their new show “Talking With.”  As a part of its 100 years of theater anniversary, the theater department will be putting on shows echoing the ones performed a … Read More

Fall at Klein Theatre: Season of Love

November 9, 2011 |


The Mary Washington department of theatre and dance has begun its latest production. “Rent,” a Broadway musical that mesmerized millions of New Yorkers, found its way to Mary Washington last Thursday in the Klein Theatre.

People can … Read More

Senior shows provide stage time for many

March 23, 2011 |


For the few extremely talented individuals in the UMW Department of Theatre and Dance who have yet to grasp an opportunity to shine on Klein stage, senior project season is the most wonderful time of year.Read More

'Romeo and Juliet' Impresses Klein

April 8, 2010 |


William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” opened in the Klein Theatre last weekend, providing a pleasurable and impressive performance of the play for the campus and community.  Playing through April 18, students and the community should seize … Read More

Klein Theatre Reopens With ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Next Week

March 25, 2010 |

Next week marks the return of the UMW Theatre department to Klein Auditorium. The department will be christening the renovated theatre with a large performance of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The play will run for three weeks, with a … Read More

'Almost, Maine' a Pleasure to Watch

February 18, 2010 |

by Rebecca Poole

Audiences received a “very warm Maine welcome” from Studio 115’s production of “Almost, Maine” on Valentine’s weekend. “Almost, Maine” portrays the cringe-worthy and awkward moments in romantic relationships.

Studio 115 was a perfect and intimate setting with … Read More

Theater Department Cancels Masters Classes

October 7, 2009 |


Motivated by poor attendance in the first two master classes, students on the theater department mailing list received an e-mail last Wednesday announcing the cancellation of the remaining eight classes.

When asked about the cancellation, theater publicity … Read More

UMW Theater Revisits the 1800s

April 2, 2009 |


A Klein Theatre production, set in a time far from the minds of our contemporary students offers an intriguing story about love, money, and the ways of the world. “The Heiress” by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on … Read More

UMW Student Play Stirs up Controversy

March 26, 2009 |


UMW Junior Paul Morris checks his Facebook every day for death threats. His most recent onslaught, he says, comes from religious groups hell-bent on shutting down the college’s disturbing and controversial student play, “Fall.”

Addressing the existence … Read More

Klein Will Undergo Renovation

March 19, 2009 |


Beginning in May of this year and lasting through December 2009, Klein Theatre will be closed due to renovations.  As a result, next semester’s theatre productions will be held in Studio 115, the school’s black-box theatre space.

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Mary Wash Professor Stars in ‘Our Town’

November 13, 2008 |


The UMW theatre department is blurring the line between faculty and student in their currently running production of the canonically American play, Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Director Gregg Stull offered the leading role of “Stage Manager” to … Read More

UMW Theater Performs William Finn’s ‘Elegies’

October 2, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington Theater and Dance department opened their first production of the year with “Elegies, a song cycle” by William Finn. It is  a 2-week long show from Sept. 25-Oct. 5, performed in the … Read More

She's Sew Cool

March 13, 2008 |


It is two days before the opening night of “Far Away” and UMW Junior Gina Carey is sitting at a sewing machine in the basement of DuPont, sewing wig bags – literally bags to store wigs in.

Though … Read More

A Funny Thing to Happen at UMW

November 8, 2007 |

ANNIE KINNIBURGH First semester at college is difficult for many freshmen. But McLane Heckman had help with the transition: he was cast in the UMW fall production of the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” … Read More