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The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

This photo provided by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater shows the cast of Steppenwolf’s world premiere of “a home what howls (or the house what was ravine)” includes, from left to right, Eddie Torres, Isabel Quintero, Leslie Sophia Pérez, Charín Álvarez and ensemble member Tim Hopper.

Leslie Sophia Pérez: Learning from the DePaul classroom to the Steppenwolf stage

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor February 4, 2024

Leslie Sophia Pérez remembers the beginning of her acting career with fondness. Mostly, though, she happily remembers the mooing.  Years into her Catholic grammar school’s theater program, she finally...

This photo, taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer on Jan. 4, 1904, shows a view of the ruined stage of the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago. More than 600 people perished in a fire on Dec. 30, 1903, that also destroyed the theater.

The Iroquois Theatre fire, and the spirits that may remain

Dylan Hackworth October 22, 2023

December will mark the 120th anniversary of the Iroquois Theater fire, the deadliest theater fire in U.S. history. The Nederlander Theater stands in its place today, a downtown Chicago venue that has...

Frankenstein: A beautiful and gothic ballet

“Frankenstein”: A beautiful and gothic ballet

Lauren Coates October 22, 2023

From “Anna Karenina” to “Of Mice and Men” and everything in between, the Joffrey Ballet has a history of looking into classic literature to find dramatic, often heartbreaking stories to bring to...

Makeshift, a comedy hosted by The DePaul Theater School and directed by Sophia Klevit depicts a jewish family dinner.

‘Makeshift’ review: Setting comedy at the dinner table

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor May 7, 2023

“Makeshift,” directed and written by junior Sophia Klevit, is a powerful comedic show about Jewish culture using the simplicity of a family dinner. Klevit originally wrote the script during fall quarter...

Gayeon Jung stars as the Mermaid in Joffery Ballets adaptation of The Little Mermaid, choreographed by John Neumeier.

Joffrey Ballet mounts an ambitious, melancholy reimagining of The Little Mermaid

Lauren Coates April 30, 2023

Cementing its prevalence in mainstream pop culture with Disney’s wildly successful animated adaptation, Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” is without question one of the most beloved...

Katy Geraghty stars as Little Red Riding Hood in Broadway in Chicagos Into the Woods.

“Into the Woods”: An enchanting evening at the theater

Erin Henze, Assistant Photo Editor April 30, 2023

Wednesday evening’s performance of “Into the Woods" was a magical affair for all involved. Set inside the ornate James M. Nederlander Theatre, the show was a captivating combination of powerhouse vocals,...

Anna Maria DOrtenzio (left) and Elijah Valter star in Blue Demon Theatres showing of Macbeth.

“Macbeth” review: a haunting reconciliation on fate and madness

Lilly Keller, Editor in Chief April 9, 2023

One of Shakespeare's most well-known works, "Macbeth" tackles the question of how rapidly a man can descend into insanity. While the English playwright's answer may fall somewhere in the 200-page range,...

Martine Kei Green-Rogers, uses her career as fuel for her role in administration.

Martine Kei Green-Rogers reflects on first year as theater school Dean

Samuel Mroz, Staff Writer April 9, 2023

Stepping out from her office of deanship on the fourth-floor of DePaul’s lauded theatre school, Martine Kei Green-Rogers quickly perks up to a chat on the origins of punk rock that four students are...

Ellie Pulsifer (center) stars as titular character Annie in the Cadillac Palace Theater performance of Annie, which runs until March 19.

The sun is out at Cadillac Palace Theatre: ‘Annie’ continues to capture hearts

Erin Henze, Assistant Photo Editor March 12, 2023

The fan-favorite “Annie” is back in full swing in downtown Chicago this month, and it’s a treat for theater-goers of all ages. Led by a remarkable performance from Ellie Pulsifer as the titular character,...

The Lookingglass Theaters production of Villette based on Charlotte Brontë’s titular novel.

Lookingglass Theater’s “Villette” is a ‘moody, mesmerizing tale of love and solitude’

Lauren Coates March 5, 2023

Coinciding surprisingly neatly with the theatrical release of “Emily,” a historical drama chronicling the life of “Wuthering Heights” author Emily Brontë. Chicago’s own Lookingglass Theatre...

Logan Floyd (Left) and Katie Frieden  star in CIBC Theaters showing of Chicago.

“Chicago” brings money, murder, and all that jazz to the CIBC theater

Lauren Coates January 22, 2023

With its alluring merry murders, instantly-recognizable numbers and iconic choreography from Broadway deity Bob Fosse, there are more than a few good reasons why Fred Ebb’s “Chicago” is the longest-running...

(From left to right) Kelvin Roston, McKinley Carter, Erica Stephan,  Andrew Jessop, Jonah Winston and Nancy Wagner star in Clue at the Mercury Theater.

Mercury Theater serves up killer comedy with “Clue”

Lauren Coates October 23, 2022

When it comes to cult classic comedies, few can boast the devoted fanbase –and the never ending quotability – of “Clue”, Jonathan Lynn’s 1985 film based on the board game.  Though it may...

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