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Jazzed up Shakespeare opens at the Rand Theater

By Staff

April 19, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

When it comes to having it all, few plays are better than William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” It has classic romance, verbal and physical comedy, bold fighting, and cross-dressing. As clichéd as it sounds, the play re...

UMass Theatre Dept. showcases its talent through “Scarcity.”

By Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

A compelling tale of a lower class family struggling to get their lives in order, “Scarcity” ropes the audience in from the moment it begins. The story revolves around the lives of the troubled Lawrence family. Herb Lawrence, played by Wilson Zinnurov, fuels his day through vigorous consumption of alc...

Peggy Shaw stands up to the elephant in the room

By Alissa Mesibov

April 7, 2011

Filed under Theatre

An elephant has the wisdom that comes with age, demands respect and is thick-skinned. The same can be said for Peggy Shaw, who brought her autobiographical collaboration with the Clod Ensemble, “MUST: The Inside Story,” to B...

Peggy Shaw is a ‘MUST’ See

By Alissa Mesibov

March 30, 2011

Filed under Theatre

On April 5 and 6, internationally acclaimed performance artist Peggy Shaw is coming to the University of Massachusetts to perform her one-woman play, “MUST the inside story.” This autobiographical piece explores Shaw’s...

South Park creators make Broadway debut

By Kate Evans

March 23, 2011

Filed under Theatre

Ever wondered what life is like as a Mormon? Trey Parker and Matt Stone, otherwise known as the creators of Comedy Central’s hit TV series “South Park,” are hitting Broadway to show the world just that. Parker, St...

“The Vagina Monologues” performed at UMass

By Kate Evans

March 9, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

University of Massachusetts students, faculty and local residents gathered in Bowker Auditorium this weekend to listen to performers talk about one thing – their vaginas. The monologues discussed sensitive topics such as female...

“Some Mother’s Son” tense, compelling

By Ian Opolski

March 6, 2011

Filed under Theatre

It is 1963 and Richie Kvichak is accused of murdering his best friend. As tensions grow and hostility from the community heightens, Richie’s parents must decide the best course of action for their family. It is ultimate...

Grandage sheds new light on old ‘Lear’

By Kate MacDonald

February 23, 2011

Filed under Theatre

It is certainly a tragedy when one’s father spirals slowly into insanity. In Michael Grandage’s new on-stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia discover the slow spiral of insanity becomes even more complicated when daddy is th...

Video: Bedtime Players use comedy to educate

By Adrian Atwood

November 28, 2010

Filed under Theatre, Videos

The Not Ready For Bedtime Players Documentary from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Greene Room Productions impresses with production of The Who’s “Tommy”

By Matthew M. Robare

November 16, 2010

Filed under Theatre

The Who’s “Tommy,” a rock musical written by The Who’s Pete Townshend, was an impressively staged show at the Academy of Music in Northampton over the weekend, but was marred by several technical glitches and a plot that...

The “Cats” meow: Classic Broadway production comes to Mullins Center

By Alissa Mesibov

April 25, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Theatre

Last Monday night, the national tour of “Cats” played one performance to a full house at the Mullins Center, which it most certainly deserved. “Cats” has been a benchmark of musical theater since it came out in 1981...