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DePaul Theatre School takes on modern adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.”

DePaul Theatre School takes on modern adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Rachel Mann

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Four hundred years ago, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” explored the notions of sexual identity, familial obligations and sociopolitical matters of the time.  This fall, DePaul Theatre School explores those same themes in the premiere of its modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play Re...

Actress tours country in Broadway production, “Fun Home”

Actress tours country in Broadway production, “Fun Home”

Pat Mullane

October 30, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

As far back as she could remember, Abby Corrigan, 18,   always had a profound interest in acting.  With her parents working in the talent industry, coupled with her attendance at an arts middle school and high school, it seems as if Corrigan had always been destined for a place on the theater stage....

Springboard Theatre Company to host 24-Hour Play Festival

Springboard Theatre Company to host 24-Hour Play Festival

Michael Schmidt

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Springboard Theater will hold its second annual 24-Hour Play Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, showcasing five original plays written the night before the performance. Read More »...

New musical parodies HBO’s ‘”Games of Thrones”

New musical parodies HBO’s ‘”Games of Thrones”

Pat Mullane

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

While Chicago’s newest play, “Hamilton” has certainly earned its title as the most popular musical of the city, there is another worth a certain amount of attention as well.  Off course from the city’s Theatre District lies “Thrones! The Musical Parody,” now playing throughout this fall...

Merle Reskin Theatre production of “The Kid Who Ran for President,” opens Oct. 6.

Merle Reskin Theatre production of “The Kid Who Ran for President,” opens Oct. 6.

Caroline Stacey

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Campus News, Theater

Just like college students are always asked about their future plans and careers, the big question for children is quite similar: what do you want to be when you grow up? Read More »...

DePaul alum directs new play “The Burials”

DePaul alum directs new play “The Burials”

Pat Mullane

September 25, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In the spring of 2006, then DePaul theater student and studying playwright, Caitlin Parrish was premiering her play “Echo Boom” at DePaul as part of The Theatre School’s New Playwrights Series.  Inspired by the Greek tragedy “Antigone,” “Echo Boom” followed a high school valedictorian na...

DePaul student comedians produce stand-up show, Undergrad Underground

DePaul student comedians produce stand-up show, Undergrad Underground

Pat Mullane

September 25, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

For most attendees, there may not be much to say about the Playground Theater. Read More »...

For the price of a “Hamilton” ticket, here are some of the best shows to see in the city

For the price of a “Hamilton” ticket, here are some of the best shows to see in the city

Leah Hasdan

September 25, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The nation’s most esteemed theatre production is arriving to Chicago and not even a half-priced ticket — which typically entails a disrupted view of a pole in your face and the second floor ceiling caving in on your peripheries — is going to give you a shot at seeing “Hamilton.” Read More »...

DePaul students find a second home at The Second City

DePaul students find a second home at The Second City

Rachel Hinton

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Making people laugh is no easy feat. Read More »

New group DePaul Shakespeare Organization celebrates playwright

New group DePaul Shakespeare Organization celebrates playwright

Rachel Hinton

May 8, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the titular character pronounces that the play is the setting wherein he’ll catch the conscience of the murderous king, his uncle. Though the line shows Hamlet’s intent, it’s also a nice segue.  Read More »...

DePaul students direct performance at Bernhard Moos Elementary School

DePaul students direct performance at Bernhard Moos Elementary School

Michael Schmidt

May 7, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Six DePaul students are directing a children’s theater performance at Bernhard Moos Elementary School in Humboldt Park, to be performed for the families in early June. Read More »...

‘The Misanthrope,’ and its costumes, shine

‘The Misanthrope,’ and its costumes, shine

Nina Gaulin

April 22, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

“The Misanthrope,” which opened April 15 at The Theatre School, puts a modern spin on a timeless aspect of humanity: our social world. The play was originally written by Moliere in 1666, and directed by DePaul graduate student Brian Balcom. Through a fluid blend of today’s world with Moliere’...

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