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Springsteen on Broadway: a magic trick unpacked

Springsteen on Broadway: a magic trick unpacked

Marty O'Connell, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

Bruce Springsteen has been selling out massive stadiums for decades. So when he announced in 2017 that his next tour would consist of five shows a week at a venue that seats less than 1,000, it was big news. Springsteen’s run on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, originally only scheduled for one month...

‘Doppelgänger’ brings farce to Chicago

‘Doppelgänger’ brings farce to Chicago

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

April 23, 2018

A recent DePaul graduate walks on stage in front of a completely filled audience, before fluffing pillows on a brown, leather couch center stage and spreading assorted African flora around the room. Not long after, Rainn Wilson, known for his role as Dwight in “The Office,” follows her. Clad in ...

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

March 12, 2018

A new musical is about to hit the Chicago theater scene, and it’s bound to elicit the memories of the ‘90s. “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is coming to the Oriental Theater on March 13, bringing the classic movie to the stage and telling the story in a brand new way: with music. “Pretty Woman” i...

“Middle School Dance’s” preteen nostalgia

“Middle School Dance’s” preteen nostalgia

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

March 12, 2018

Trying to forget middle school humiliations like the awkward interactions you had with your crush or the hilarity of your gym teacher repeatedly saying “penis” in sexual education class, is an effort in trying to forget some of the strangest and most intense moments of your prepubescent life. On a co...

An improvised life

An improvised life

Meredith Melland, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018

The promise of dodgeball and capture the flag during the warm Ohio summer was enough to entice tomboy Christian Borkey to attend theater camp with her three older brothers in the summer after third grade. Borkey learned the motto “it’s better to be loud and be wrong than to be quiet and right,” ...

“Mr. Burns” and the art of storytelling

“Mr. Burns” and the art of storytelling

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

February 2, 2018

This weekend, the Theatre School is presenting the last few showings of the post-apocalyptic production, "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play." Written by playwright Anne Washburn, the three-act play hinges on the 1993 episode of “The Simpsons” entitled “Cape Feare”— a parody of the 1962 thriller “Cape Fea...

Junie B. is back

Junie B. is back

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

January 26, 2018

This winter, DePaul’s Theatre School is showcasing a theatrical production of “Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook,” presented by Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences.    The play, written by playwright Allison Gregory and based on the 1997 Barbara Parks book of the same name, takes the audien...

24-hour play festival features five short plays for $5

24-hour play festival features five short plays for $5

Garret Neal

October 23, 2017

The Springboard Theatre Company launched its third annual 24-hour Play Festival this past Saturday in their new stage space at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church.  This take gives the participants a unique challenge of writing, directing and performing a show in a 24-hour time span. Read More &ra...

Theatre Wit’s “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure”

Theatre Wit’s “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure”

Matt Koske

August 15, 2017

Normally in a theatre setting, audience members are encouraged to sit back, relax and enjoy the performance. That’s still implied at Theatre Wit’s most recent original play “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure,” but there’s a slight spin on that formula. Read More »...

DePaul alum directs new play “The Burials”

DePaul alum directs new play “The Burials”

Pat Mullane

September 25, 2016

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 alum directs ‘My Brilliant Divorce’

DePaul alum directs ‘My Brilliant Divorce’

McKay Murphy

October 25, 2015

In the back of a quaint theater, Siiri Scott sat silent, watching a play unfold as an audience sat and judged her work. Read More »...

DePaul alum stars in Richard Pryor play

DePaul alum stars in Richard Pryor play

Erin Yarnall

October 11, 2015

For many students, getting out of their hometown is the ultimate goal. This was never the case for E. Faye Butler, a native Chicagoan and dedicated theater actress who has worked in Chicago theater for decades. Read More »...

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