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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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‘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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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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Where have all the good movies gone?

Hollywood has run out of creativity. So few movies this year have been original, not in the sense that they are lacking in creative story lines, but rather, they are mostly continuations, remakes, sequels or based on books. Even the ...

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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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Regal Cinemas: a hand in your pocket and now in your purse

Regal Entertainment Group has announced a new policy change this month after recent theater attacks. Regal theaters will now be checking patron’s bags upon entrance for weapons. The decision follows a deadly theater shooting in which two people were killed ...

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‘Cabaret’ brings edge to campus

Fresno State University Theatre will present “Cabaret,” a 12-time Tony Award winning musical, beginning Dec. 5 and running until Dec. 14. Cabaret is an edgy play where its characters hide behind violence, drugs and sexuality to help escape the dangerous ...

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‘Topdog/Underdog’ Performance Brings Laughter and Drama

By Megan Ginise Special To The Collegian A student-run production of “Topdog/ Underdog,” under the direction of Fresno State theater professor Thomas Whit-Ellis, captivated audiences on Friday and Saturday. “Topdog,” written by Suzan Lori-Parks, won a Pulitzer Prize for best ...

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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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A Dying Trend

When was the last time you went to a drive-in?  You might be shaking your head, wondering if they still exist.  Well, one is located just 30 minutes northwest of Fresno State, in the city of Madera.

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Local high school theatre students buzz hair for roles

When an actor has packed on an extra 30 pounds or an actress has shaved her head for a leading role, some may rationalize the action by quoting the amount of money they will be getting for it. But how do we rationalize it for a local high school’s play?

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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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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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Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre celebrates nearly 30 years of business

For nearly 30 years the Good Company Players' 2nd Space Theatre has entertained Fresno residents with a wide variety of live performances on a stage specifically designed to captivate and engage the imagination of the audience.

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Freshman fun in Fresno just around the corner

Leaving home can be difficult, but it can also be exciting. Moving to a new, unfamiliar place brings new challenges such as, "where is there to go for fun?" Where are the nearest restaurants, movie theatres or shopping malls? Are there any nearby parks or art museums?

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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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