Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Branagh’s ‘Macbeth’ leaves something to be desired

By Yoshi Makishima

October 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

“Macbeth” is being shown at Amherst Cinema through National Theater Live, a service that streams taped plays performed by London’s National Theater to the United States. Though the recordings lack the immediacy and exhilarating unpredictability of a live show, the NT Live broadcasts allow these amazing performances...

Theatre in the Raw Delivers Professional and Engaging Weekly Plays

By Elise Martorano

April 18, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fine Arts

A project run by the theatre department’s Directing II class, “Theatre in the Raw” is a largely overlooked but fascinating program. Every Friday afternoon, two new groups from the class each put on a short play that they have conde...

UMass theater department delivers a hit with “Fools for Love”

By Jessica Troland

November 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Theatre

A woman sits on a bed staring into nothingness. Across the room, a man sits in a chair off to the right, elbows on his knees, staring at her. The woman, May, is a small-framed brunette with big brown eyes. The man is Eddie, a tall dark haired countr...

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Alegria’ expected to shine at UMass

By Alissa Mesibov

September 15, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Cirque du Soleil, arguably the most famous circus in the world, will be performing one of their best-known shows, “Alegria,” at the University of Massachusetts starting tonight. Cirque du Soleil, or “Circus of the Sun,” began in 198...