The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Springsteen on Broadway: a magic trick unpacked

Springsteen on Broadway: a magic trick unpacked

Marty O'Connell 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...

Rainn Wilson stars as two different characters in Doppelganger: (an international farce) alongside recent DePaul Theatre School graduate Celeste Cooper.
(Photo courtesy of Steppenwolf Theatre)

‘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...

Orfeh and cast member Eric Anderson at Pretty Woman: The Musical rehearsal. (Photo courtesy of Margie Korshak, INC)

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...

The cast of Queer Eye Jr., helps their contestant, far left, with his style, social media presence, health and knowledge of culture. (Mackenzie Murtaugh | The DePaulia)

“Middle School Dance’s” preteen nostalgia

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News 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...

Borkey on stage in one of her many performances. She has excelled in theater despite not being a student at the Theatre School. (Photo courtesy of Chinese Studies Association)

An improvised life

Meredith Melland 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...

Kayla Forde as Bart Simpson in Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play.  (Photo by Michael Brosilow)

“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...

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...

Springboard Theatre Company had its third annual 24-hour festival on Oct. 21. 
(Photo courtesy of Springboard Theaters Facebook)

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...

 The stars of ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure pose, ready for action. (Chris Zoubris)

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...

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. ...

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. “It’s liberating,” Scott said. “Last night was the first night I got...

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...

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