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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Aidan Collins, a junior theater major,  as Alex and Max Zumpano, a senior theater, as Will Cronin perform in Bright New Boise Friday night.

‘A Bright New Boise’ wrapped Sunday

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 10, 2021

A Bright New Boise, a play by playwright Samuel D. Hunter, debuted in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Black Box Theatre Thursday, Oct. 7, with its final show on Sunday. The play's first showing opened...

Haylie Denzer, a senior theatre performance major, and Max Zumpono, a senior theatre major, do a dress rehearsal for the play A Bright New Boise.

‘A Bright New Boise’ premiers Thursday

Elizabeth Wood, Campus Reporter October 6, 2021

A man stands at the center of the stage, illuminated by a single yellow light. For a few moments, all is still besides the sounds of his ragged breathing echoing across the room. Slowly, he looks up...

Up All Night Performance Festival showcases poetry, improv

Up All Night Performance Festival showcases poetry, improv

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 20, 2021

Saturday night saw a variety of student performances during the Eastern Department of Theatre’s Up All Night Performance Festival. The event took place in the Globe Studio, which was filled to full...

Theatre production to shed light on workforce abuse

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor March 5, 2020

Audience members can follow four women with “glowing” personalities as they shed light onto the darkest corners of labor abuse in the U.S. in the play “These Shining Lives” on Thursday, Friday...

Play centered on human trafficking to come to Eastern

Monique Peterson, Contributing Writer February 27, 2020

The Newman Center and the Students for Peace and Justice will put on the free play “The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking” and a panel discussion Thursday with individuals who work with survivors...

Vagina Monologues play to raise funds Friday

Allison Little , Staff Reporter February 21, 2020

The Vagina Monologues play performances will raise awareness of sexual and domestic violence Friday evening in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The performance is for...

Student volunteers needed for PLAY Program

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor January 23, 2020

Volunteering spots are open for the Spring 2020 Positive Learning for Active Youth, which provides free and educational programs for local children. Student volunteers, many of whom are recruited from...

Doudna to present ‘The Mountaintop’

Staff Report October 15, 2019

The play “The Mountaintop” will be performed in the Black Box Theatre of  the Doudna Fine Arts Center Oct. 17-20. On Oct. 17-19, the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.; on Oct. 20, it will begin at 2...

Various volunteer opportunities coming up for students

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter September 7, 2017

A variety of different volunteer opportunities are available both on campus and off campus for students, with some new ones coming this fall. One of these new programs is Teen Reach, where teenagers...

Volunteers needed to PLAY with kids

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor August 22, 2017

From organizing and passing out food at food pantries to tutoring a kid in need, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism offers several volunteer opportunities for students this semester. One...

Gary Ambler, right, rehearses his lines for the play “Seminar” in the Black Box Theatre in the Donna Fine Arts Center.

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter February 14, 2017

An Eastern alumnus has come to campus for the first time since graduating to participate in the modern play “Seminar.” Gary Ambler is now a resident of Urbana area and commutes to Charleston for...

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