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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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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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Student Spotlight: Fresno State student is literally behind the scenes

When you watch a play, movie or show, it’s obvious how hard the actors and directors work to make the show come to life. One component many audience members forget about is the stage manager. Fresno State senior Emilea Paulson ...

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Fresno Foodie: Dave and Buster’s

What’s the Hype ? There are two common places people go to unwind and have fun: a bar and an arcade. Now that Dave and Buster’s is open in Fresno, students have access to a sports bar, arcade and restaurant ...

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News Briefs for April 8

CSU and CFA reach tentative agreement on strike The California State University (CSU) and California Faculty Association (CFA) announced Thursday a tentative agreement for the wage dispute which has postponed a threatened strike. Leaders of both the CSU and CFA ...

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Fresno State sells out opening weekend

The premiere of “Malpractice, or Love’s the Best Doctor” sold-out last weekend, attracting approximately 150 people.   “It’s a comedy with wit, physical humor, verbal humor and a dream sequence in the second act that has a quality of a ...

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A supernatural tale of forbidden lovers

The University Theatre is presenting a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens Friday. Kathleen McKinley, theater arts professor and director selected “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” because its magic and enchantment themes go well with the Halloween season. ...

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‘Water by the Spoonful’ cast ready for opening night

Fresno State’s production of “Water by the Spoonful,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, directed by theatre professor Kathleen McKinley, is set to open tonight at the Woods Theatre. Crafted in worlds of realism and cyber chat-rooms, “Water by The Spoonful,” written by ...

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‘The Normal Heart’ comes to Fresno

Opening weekend of StageWorks Fresno’s rendition of “The Normal Heart” debuted this past Friday in Downtown Fresno at the Fresno Art Museum. “The Normal Heart,” which depicts the genesis of the AIDS crisis between 1981 and 1984, follows the life ...

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‘The Great Gatsby’ Inspires

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’39 Steps’ and Counting

By Matthew Criswell A play based off the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, “The 39 Steps,” has been produced by the Good Company Players in the Tower District. The play was adapted in 2005 by Patrick Barlow and turned into a ...

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Controversial topics addressed in “The Vagina Monologues”

Nearly 500 people attended the opening night performance of the world-renowned play “The Vagina Monologues” at the Satellite Student Union Saturday. The play, which is based on the screenplay by Eve Ensler and was first performed in 1996, was made up of a panel of 13 actresses who openly discuss stories relating to their vagina.

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‘Brontë’ performance draws a large crowd

Three sisters who lived more than 150 years ago in a remote parsonage in the United Kingdom remain to this day the most prolific siblings in English literature and they endure as an inspiration to countless authors, playwrights and filmmakers.

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“For Colored Girls…” play review

Director Thomas-Whit Ellis made a brilliant move when he decided to stage Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” in the arena style theatre at Fresno State.

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Play to provide funds and toys for the Toys for Tots program

As Joe W. Ozier walked along the streets of Madera, he came across a dog tied up in a yard. Feeling pity for it, he convinced the owner to let him take the dog home.

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Fresno State features outlandish play

Fresno State will be featuring the second production ever of a play by one of America’s top new playwrights.

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University Theatre puts on 2nd show of the season

The curtain goes up on the play, Eastern Standard, on October 29th. Check out what to expect from this romantic comedy.

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“A Soldier’s Play” Gallery

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