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University Theatre’s ‘Mr. Burns’ ends 2016-2017 season on a bold note

University Theatre’s final production of the 2016-2017 season is ending the school year not with a fizzle but a bang. Playwright Anne Washburn’s 2012 creation, “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play,” is a bold and unabashedly weird piece of art that follows survivors of a nuclear apocalypse as they remember and …

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Review: 'God of Carnage' entertains with chaos and wit

The small stage of the University of Oregon’s Pocket Playhouse was transformed into a living room on Friday night. The lights rose to reveal two respectable looking couples engaged in polite conversation. Any semblance of normalcy ended there. The Pocket’s production of God of Carnage is tense and absurd, but deliberately so. The …

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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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Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show "Pride and Prejudice"

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, …

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Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show “Pride and Prejudice”

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, …

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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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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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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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2012-13 schedule of productions for University theater

Mark your calendar for this year’s University Theatre productions

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University Theatre unveils winter, spring term slate of plays

With the opening of the musical “Bat Boy” last term, University Theatre vibrated the walls of Villard Hall with rock music and shocked many with stage blood and more. But the Theatre Department promises even more surprising shows in this year’s winter and spring terms.

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