Theater

Apr 15, 2013 Purnell Cropper

The Curtain Opens on ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

Arcadia University Theater, which earned two awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival last year, presents Chay Yew’s new adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, running April 18-28 on Arcadia’s MainStage at the Spruance Fine Arts Center. Directed by...

Feb 21, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

‘Proof’: Theater Students Find Truth in Their Pursuits

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 Arcadia University Theater presents Proof, David Auburn’s intellectual mystery, from Feb. 21 to March 2. The 2001 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama has captivated audiences all over the world since its 2000 debut, but it may hold...

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Feb 19, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Presents Loebell’s Film ‘Dostoyevsky Man,’ March 6

Dostoyevsky Man, a film written, produced and directed by Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts Larry Loebell, will be presented at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. Radio host Phillip Silverstone, host of WWDB 96.5 FM’s Time Out will interview Loebell and actor Seth...

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Feb 15, 2013 Donna Whitlock

Sharp Earns Honorable Mention for Costume Design at KCACTF

In January, during a trip to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regional II (KCACTF) at Towson University in Towson, Md., Theater major Amanda Sharp earned the Costume Design Award Honorable Mention for her contributions to Arcadia University Theater’s spring 2012 production of ...

Dec 7, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Fashion Forward: Victorians Explore the Fabric of Time in ‘On the Verge’

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography FIG TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Aristotle may have proclaimed that spectacle—costumes, scenery and other visual elements of theater—is the least important element of drama, but this certainly is not the case with Arcadia’s fast-paced production of On the Verge, which tells...

Nov 30, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

‘On the Verge’ Traverses Time and Space, through Dec. 9

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography FIG TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Leave your space suit at home and conquer the last great unknown in heels, high buttons and pith helmets. Arcadia University Theater’s current production, On the Verge, directed by Kevin Marini, follows three female Victorian explorers into...

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Nov 26, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Newsworks: Arcadia University Theater Production 'On the Verge' Opens Nov. 29

Newsworks listed Arcadia University's upcoming theater production, On the Verge, in its Holiday Entertainment Guide. On the Verge opens Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 9 in the MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center. Visit the Newsworks Holiday Entertainment Guide. On the Verge is a wacky...

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Oct 15, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

The Triangle: Pilla Performs 'The Farewell' at Mandell Theater

The Triangle reported on Oct. 12 that Janet Pilla, Adjunct Professor in Arcadia's Theater Arts and Acting program, was featured in “What Makes A Masterpiece?” at Drexel University's Mandell Theater on Oct. 4. The program featured a lecture from dance performer, critic and NYU professor Deborah...

Oct 15, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Behind the Scenes: Arcadia University Theater's 'Messuggah Nuns!'

New season begins with a musical comedy. Story by Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 | Photos by Fig Tree Photography It was just 48 hours before the final tech rehearsal of Messuggah-Nuns!, and Director Mark Wade sat perched in house left, as the cast ran through several musical selections. Though Wade’s arms...

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Jul 24, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Trib Total Media: Lantz ’14 Gains Backstage Experience with Playhouse Apprenticeship

Trib Total Media reported on July 21 that  Olivia Lantz, a junior Acting major, is gaining experience backstage with an apprenticeship at Apple Hill Playhouse in Delmont, Pa., as reported by Alice T. Carter, Tribune-Review Theater critic. “I really wanted to get some other theater experience under...

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Jul 19, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Douglas ’10 Cast as Principal Actor in Delaware Shakespeare Festival

Jamal Douglas ’10 is cast as Lysander, a principal character, in the Delaware Shakespeare Festival's production of A Midsummer's Night Dream, which runs through July 28 at Rockwood Mansion Park in Wilmington, Del. The Delaware Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company dedicated to...

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Jul 5, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Montgomery Media: Gonglewski Cast in Arden Theatre's 'Women in Jep'

Grace Gonglewski, Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts and Acting, appears in Women in Jep (July 5-15), the Arden Theatre Company’s inaugural production for The Writers’ Room, an innovative playwright residency program, as reported by Montgomery Media Correspondent Rita Charleston. Gonglewski, who has...