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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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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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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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‘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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‘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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New play premieres at University Theatre

Fresno State’s University Theatre will be premiering “Tar Beach,” a play exploring marriage, family dynamics and adolescence. The play, written by Tammy Ryan and directed by theatre arts professor J. Daniel Herring, follows the story of two girls who plan ...

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Contemporary Dance Ensemble closes out “Joy! Shout!”

Fresno State dance ensemble finished their last “Joy! Shout!” Through these performances, students get to experience dancing in front of an audience.

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Bathrooms open in Speech Arts

The remodel includes an additional drinking fountain.

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Fantastic ‘Glass Menagerie’ wraps up Theater season

University Theatre wrapped up the semester with its final spring production, Tennessee Williams classic play, “The Glass Menagerie.”

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‘Two Masters’ features strong student acting

If you are looking for a good laugh, you may enjoy the production University Theatre is performing, “A Servant of Two Masters” that opened March 25.

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Staging the show: Part 3

In Part 3 of Staging the Show, J. Daniel Herring, director of “Time Again in Oz,” talks about the production of the show.

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Staging the show: Part 2

In Part 2 of Staging the Show, actors in the musical “Time Again in Oz,” which opens today, reveal what is involved behind the scenes.

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Staging the show: Part 1

In the Part 1 of Staging the Show, Fresno State students audition for the musical "Time Again in Oz."

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Sew far, sew good

A play without costumes is like a cupcake without frosting. For the productions at Fresno State, the university theater costume shop provides that topping.

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“Picnic” challenges social norms

“Life will never be the same when a handsome, mysterious stranger jumps off a train and into the lives of a group of women in a small, mid-western town,” according to playwright William Inge’s production of “Picnic.”

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When things go horribly wrong just laugh it off

Count Dracula emerges on stage ready to drain the veins of another victim, but just as he aims for the jugular, the unthinkable occurs—his plastic fangs fall out and go down the front of the victim’s blouse.

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“The Piano Lesson”

The department of theatre arts is celebrating Black History Month with a production of the haunting drama “The Piano Lesson.”

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