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Review: University Theatre’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ doesn’t disappoint

Story by Emerald staff writer Rachel Benner On Saturday night, University Theatre gave its second performance of Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This story is a classic, but, as director Michael Malek Najjar noted in the program, University Theatre’s production is intended to be “a departure …

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Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ is truly radio worth watching

Story by Emerald staff writer Rachel Benner The tagline for local theatre company Radio Redux, “Radio worth watching!” may sound like a contradiction, but in the Hult Center on Sunday afternoon, it was a reality. Actors sat on the stage in chairs behind a row of old-fashioned microphones, dressed in …

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Oregon Contemporary Theater’s “I and You” will surprise you in all the right ways

Death, life and the joys of teenage confusion and angst – they’re themes we are all intimately familiar with and usually dread discussing, or worse, when they’re depicted in artsy, staged representations. However, the Oregon Contemporary Theater is featuring a play that manages, almost unbelievably, to present these ideas that are horrendously prone …

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There’s a lot going on with University Theatre this fall

University Theatre is bringing a diverse portfolio of plays to campus this year. The fall features a work founded on the trials and tribulations of love. A modern and abstract piece highlights the winter. The spring term will begin with the story of a climate scientist that poses grave ecological questions and will conclude with a farcical …

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Ecstasy: An ancient fable not to be taken lightly

The University Theatre went abstract this month in its selection of “Ecstasy: A Water Fable” by Egyptian-American playwright Denmo Ibrahim. Inspired by a traditional Sufi (a branch of Islam) tale, Ecstasy is a dizzying combination of downright convoluted plot-lines, gorgeous costumes and live music. Ecstasy is composed of three stories, …

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