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Lin-Manuel Miranda proves his genius (again) with ‘First Burn’

If you saw someone walking across campus toward The Bucket Tuesday afternoon with tears streaming down her face, it was probably me. On Monday, playwright and all-around incredible human being Lin-Manuel Miranda released “First Burn,” the latest installment of his ...

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Director hopes ‘Streetcar’ will wow audience

An American classic is getting an update at Fresno State. The University Theatre production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” will premiere May 4 at the John Wright Theatre. Written by playwright Tennessee Williams, the play first premiered in 1947 and ...

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Cirque du Soleil returns to Fresno

Corteo, the latest Cirque du Soleil arena production, embarks on a new journey throughout North America. The show will visit the Save Mart Center for six performances beginning Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23. Advance tickets for Corteo are ...

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University Dance Theatre presents ‘Be the Music’

Fresno State’s University Dance Theatre will present its student-choreographed dance performance, “Be the Music,”  April 26 through 28 at 8 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on April 28 in the Lab School 101 Theatre. Tickets are $5 and will be ...

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Theatre for Young Audiences visits Valley Children’s

The Fresno State Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) touring company visited Valley Children’s Hospital on March 15 for a special performance of its spring production. The college acting troupe presented “Wondrous Tales of Old Japan,” by David Furumoto, directed by ...

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‘Lydia’ to premiere Friday, directed by Latinx theater professor

Kenia Morales lies still on a bare mattress on the floor of the Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre. She breathes deeply and opens her eyes, with a look of shock on her face. “She touched me and I flew. Touched ...

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This one-woman show explores fantasy of Hollywood

Toni Weingarten had just graduated from Fresno State in 1977 when she moved to Los Angeles to try to make it in Hollywood. “I was very green. I didn’t have a clue, and it was like ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Weingarten ...

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Contemporary Dance Ensemble to premiere ‘Epistêmê’

University Theatre at Fresno State is premiering “Epistêmê” on Friday. It is the eighth-annual spring production by the Contemporary Dance Ensemble. The show will run through Feb. 24 in the John Wright Theatre. “Epistêmê” is the product of the portable ...

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Don’t fear the ‘vagina,’ monologue performers say

As Ashley Juskalian sat in the Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s offices, she listened to cast members practice their monologues. Juskalian and many others are part of Fresno State’s 2018 production of “The Vagina Monologues,” a play written by Eve ...

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Brush up on your Shakespeare for ‘Verona’

I’m going to be honest. I had no idea what was going on while viewing the latest production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” by Fresno State’s University Theatre. This adaptation, directed by Brad Meyers, takes one of William Shakespeare’s ...

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This week in entertainment: Talent show, Brad Paisley tickets and folklorico

‘The Hmong and the Secret War’ screening Fresno State’s Hmong program and the Hmong Language Club will host a screening of the PBS documentary “The Hmong and the Secret War” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in McLane Hall, Room 161. The ...

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Experimental Theatre Company does murder mystery

While Halloween may have passed, the theatrical nature of the holiday lives on in “And Then There Were None.” The upcoming Fresno State Experimental Theatre Company’s production takes the celebrated novel by Agatha Christie and transforms it into an immersive ...

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‘Native Son’ is ‘disorienting, but purposefully so’

Fresno State’s University Theatre premiered “Native Son” last Friday in the Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre to a full audience eager to get immersed in Chicago’s cold winter of 1939. The play is an adaptation of the novel by African-American ...

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This week in entertainment: ‘Selena’ anniversary, CineCulture screening, ‘Native Son’

Mary-Denise to perform Tunes at Noon Tunes At Noon will feature alternative pop-rock band Mary-Denise on Wednesday in The Pit. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or accommodations, contact Student Involvement: 559-278-2741. Moctesuma Esparza to ...

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‘A Particle of Dread’ gives ‘Oedipus Rex’ an update

Tragedy has been a source of inspiration for artists since as early as 400 B.C., with works from Sophocles and other Greek tragedians, and it continues to be a source of inspiration to this day with “A Particle of Dread.” ...

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Heathers: The Musical ‘paints a picture of culture’

1989 – a great year to listen to Janet Jackson’s album, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814,” go watch George Michael in concert during his Faith World Tour or kill three of your classmates. Fresno State’s University Theatre premiered “Heathers: The ...

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Real representations of depression exposed on stage

The Experimental Theatre Company at Fresno State featured a physical embodiment of depression with it’s production of “4.48 Psychosis” on April 22. The play, written by by English playwright Sarah Kane,  focuses on three characters and their lives. The interpretation ...

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‘The Great God Plan’ recounts distorted memories of abuse

How well do we really remember the past? Do we filter pleasant and unpleasant memories in different ways? “Memory runs murky” is the theme of “The Great God Plan,” the play that opened at Fresno State’s John Wright Theater on ...

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