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The Blue & Gray Press | May 24, 2019

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Theatre production comments on childish behavior seen in adults

February 20, 2019 |

Senior Writer
When the parents of two boys that got into a fight meet to figure out what to do next, things get a little hairy.Read More

UMW Theatre presents jazzy musical,”Merrily We Roll Along”

November 8, 2018 |

Online Editor
“Merrily We Roll Along” is the latest show being performed by UMW students at Klein Theatre.Read More

How one student conquered speaking anxiety through theatre classes

February 2, 2017 |


If you are an introverted or tend to shy away from the spotlight, a theatre course can seem like an absolute nightmare. Even though the idea of acting in front of people seems daunting, I’ve found that the best way to get over a fear is confronting it head on. This sounds like a crazy idea but it could help you come out of your shell.

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24-hour theatre captivates campus

January 21, 2016 |


On Jan. 16, student-run Studio 115 opened the semester by smashing the bottle that is the 24-Hour Play Festival on the metaphorical ship that is the semester itself. Kenneth Bellamy, a senior double majoring in theatre and English Secondary Education, explained that everything from auditioning to writing scripts all took place in that 24-hour period.Read More

Theatre Department Casts Spell with ‘Into the Woods’

November 8, 2012 |

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.Read More

'Moon' Coming 'Over' Mary Washington

February 8, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre and Dance is hard at work putting together the play “Moon Over Buffalo,” which will premiere Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Klein Theatre, DuPont Hall.

“Moon Over Buffalo,” by Ken … Read More

New 'Spelling Bee' Play is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S

April 7, 2011 |


With the absence of a formal Studio 115 season in the student run section of the Department of Theatre and Dance, UMW has been left hungry for any appetizing theatre.

Luckily, the newest play on the scene, … Read More

Inspired Design Breathes Life Into ‘Seascape’

February 17, 2011 |

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 … Read More

Seascape to Debut at Klein Theatre

February 10, 2011 |


Drama, comedy, and sea lizards all come together on the Klein Theatre stage in “Seascape” when the play by Edward Albee begins its two-week run tonight at 8 p.m.

Freshman Lauren McGrath and junior David Presgraves star … Read More

Third Show Added to Theatre Season

September 8, 2010 |


After petitioning President Rick Hurley for the restoration of lost funds, the Department of Theatre and Dance received $35, 000, allowing them to add a third show to their season.

At the end of last … 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

'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

Theatre Department Debuts 'Reckless'

October 21, 2009 |


Studio 115 at the UMW Theatre Department will begin their second play of the semester starting this Thursday, Oct. 22. “Reckless,” by Craig Lucas, will run from Thursday to Sunday, with a total of six shows in … Read More

"The Violet Hour" Draws Near

September 23, 2009 |


This week marks the beginning of the 2009-2010 season for Studio 115, the student-run performance venue for the UMW theatre department. The studio will be performing “The Violet Hour,” a play by Richard Greenberg, this Thursday, Sept. … 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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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

Students Perform Calarco's "R and J"

February 22, 2007 |


“I have three words for you: Hotter than ‘Brokeback.’” That’s what sophomore Anastasia Sullivan had to say about “R & J,” the latest play performed by University of Mary Washington’s Theatre and Dance Department. This adaptation by … Read More