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“Death of a Salesman” draws intimate crowd

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Charleston Community Theatre’s production of “Death of a Salesman” has stirred the emotions of local audience members. Arthur Miller’s classic play is about a man named Willy Loman living in New York City in the late 1940s. Loman is a salesman who gets demoted from a salary employee to a commissioned...

Alumnus returns, discusses drama

Alumnus returns, discusses drama

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Playwright and alumnus Robert Caisley returned to Eastern to talk about his craft and the writing process Wednesday evening. The 1990 theatre arts graduate held a workshop and discussion titled “In a Dark Room, with Strangers.” The discussion focused on the differences between writing for plays...

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under News, Online, Showcase

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 the rehearsals of “Seminar.” It will debut March 1 through March 5 at the Black Box Theatre in...

New play to bring contemporary issues to the stage

New play to bring contemporary issues to the stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The cast and crew of the play “Seminar” is hoping to expose its audience to a more contemporary play March 1-5 at the Black Box in Doudna. Director Kevin Doolen said the author of the play, Theresa Rebeck, speaks about women’s issues like the roles of women in society and in the workplace. “I...

Theatre students to perform one-act plays

Theatre students to perform one-act plays

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

December 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

  As students prepare for their final exams and papers, advanced theatre arts students in the directing and scene design classes are preparing for four one-act plays as part of their final project for class. The plays will be performed 2 p.m. Saturday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Black...

Actors to tackle tough topics in “Dogfight”

Actors to tackle tough topics in “Dogfight”

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

From the Vietnam War to prostitution and sexual assault, students will tackle tough subjects as part of the fall musical “Dogfight.” Director Anne Thibault, an acting professor, said she loves the show because it is brand new. “The whole storyline covers the effect of the male gaze on society....

Local ‘Rocky Horror’ meets antici — pations

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 23, 2016


Filed under News

Richard O’Brien’s musical “Rocky Horror Show” has been hailed as a cult classic since its original release in 1973 and after the film came out in 1975. Since then, many adaptations of the show have been made, including a new television remake that first appeared on the Fox Network on Thursday,...

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