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The Daily Eastern News

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

COLUMN: Growth is always possible, play provides content warning

COLUMN: Growth is always possible, play provides content warning

Killeen Reidy, Columnist November 29, 2021

For those of you who were not aware, Eastern’s production of "Blood at the Root" opened on Nov. 11. Since my roommate was a part of the cast, and because I enjoy watching shows, I attended the show’s...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Show tunes you can sing in the shower

Ellen Dooley, Columnist November 10, 2021

No one can resist singing a good show tune from their favorite musical. Whether it be a repetitive sound on TikTok or from a classic show; yes, I do have to admit that I was a theater kid in high school....

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...

Debbie Banos, Katherine Bellantone and Nathaniel Smith, all members of the Still Point group, perform a play called “The True Cost,” based on real stories of human trafficking, at Buzzard Auditorium Thursday.  Still Point is based in Chicago.

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘The True Cost’ performance

Melissa Jabek, Photographer February 27, 2020

Debbie Banos, Katherine Bellantone and Nathaniel Smith, all members of the Still Point group, perform a play called “The True Cost,” based on real stories of human trafficking, at Buzzard Auditorium...

Charleston Alley Theatre presents ‘I Do, I Do’

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2019

“I Do, I Do,” a musical about the ups and downs of married life, is coming to the Charleston Alley Theatre this and next weekend. Director Duke Bagger said the theatre is doing something a little...

CAA to vote on theatre major revision

Staff Report April 24, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs has one item to be acted on for its April 25 meeting at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The council will vote on revisions to the theatre arts major. During the...

‘Mr. Marmalade’ play makes weekend run

Hannah Sieg, Contributing Writer March 3, 2019

The first performance of “Mr. Marmalade” took place at the Black Box Theatre in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Feb. 28 and its last performance was noon Sunday. “Mr. Marmalade” is a dark comedy...

Department chairs looking at how new School of Fine and Performing Arts will be structured

Abbey Whittington, Staff Reporter April 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: This story looks at one of two new schools being created under the College of Arts and Liberal Sciences. The next article will look at the new School of Communication and Journalism. Though...

Ron Himes to help students in theatrical production

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter November 30, 2017

A group of students will be performing “Devised Theatre Programs,” covering themes of social justice with the help of Ron Himes, director and founder of the Saint Louis Black Repertory. Beginning...

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