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Preview: Summer SOUP dishes up free performances this weekend

Whether you’re looking to plan an inexpensive date night or just wanting to escape the heat for a few hours this weekend, look no further than Summer SOUP’s rendition of “Wondrous Strange.” Summer SOUP is the University of Oregon’s summer theater program that challenges students to audition, rehearse and perform …

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Inside the theater prop room

Take a tour of the prop room under Robinson Theater in the Miller Theater Complex and enjoy all of the old treasures stored there.

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Review: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” doesn’t disappoint

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is not about Virginia Woolf. There are no grand allusions to influential modernist literature or tributes to Woolf’s novels. Woolf herself is essentially meaningless in the context of this play, but that is part of its genius. Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s Tony …

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Preview: Excision to drop the bass at the McDonald Theater

Excision is coming and he’s going to be loud. So loud in fact that the Canadian dubstep DJ, who is on tour and performing at the historic McDonald Theater on Feb. 2, is offering a free set of “high fidelity hearing protection” earplugs to every fan who buys tickets on …

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Review: 'Other Desert Cities' tells a relevant story with plenty of emotion to spare

An air of nostalgia and quiet excitement filled Eugene’s Very Little Theatre Friday night. Audience members mingled and sipped free coffee as the local community theatre company prepared to open their production of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities. The atmosphere of the VLT is simple and quaint, with poster tributes to …

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Review: Pocket Playhouse presents “Our Own”

The University of Oregon’s Pocket Playhouse, or “The Pocket” is a student-run organization that gives students an opportunity to direct and produce plays independently and provides many opportunities for those interested in theatre to get involved on and offstage. The Pocket produces four to six shows each quarter, many of …

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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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Video: It’s A Joke But It’s Real: Improv at UO

These are two UO student improvisers who are passionate about, you guessed it, improvisation. Both Maddie and Suzanna are seniors at the University of Oregon as well as members of the group Absolute Improv. The group performs regularly around campus and holds open rehearsals (where anyone can come and play) …

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‘If I Stay’ is not the movie of the summer

**This post contains spoilers** If I Stay not only gave my screenwriting career hope, but also my dad’s–the king of one liners. Other than last night in the theater, I cannot remember the last time I physically cringed during a movie. What was supposed to be a sentimental movie with …

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Roller derby, ‘Buffy’ parody, Bicycle Film Festival and more coming up this weekend

In Eugene This Saturday night, WOW Hall will host four artists who will be performing in this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which takes place June 19-22 in South Park, Colo.  Sonic Bloom caters to lovers of electronic music and the Colorado mountains. Artists lined up to perform are on the …

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