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Stage Center Play Gets Vote This ‘November’

Stage Center Play Gets Vote This ‘November’

October 11, 2016

“November” opens at NEIU’s Stage Center Theatre on Oct. 13. It is a satire about a fictional p...

Review: Wonderful Town at the Goodman Theatre

Grace Yu, Copy Editor

September 28, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Theatre Reviews

The Goodman Theatre held its first College Night for the 2016-2017 season on Sept. 14 with their production of “Wonderful Town.” The Goodman puts on one College Night per production. The Goodman’s staging of the classic American musical, directed by Mary Zimmermann, opened Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 23. The book...

Making a Hit: Rick Grossman Discusses “Bullets Over Broadway”

Making a Hit: Rick Grossman Discusses “Bullets Over Broadway”

April 19, 2016

“Bullets Over Broadway” is a musical comedy by Woody Allen about the making of a Broadway show. ...

‘Die Fledermaus’ Delivers

‘Die Fledermaus’ Delivers

April 19, 2016

Costume ball rivalries, two men speaking French to humorous effects, and mysterious figures create t...

‘New Country’ Brings New Life

‘New Country’ Brings New Life

April 19, 2016

Country music’s bad boy Justin Spears is getting married in the morning. But tonight, he’ll kiss a man...

Acting is “In the Blood” for Neiu Cast

Acting is “In the Blood” for Neiu Cast

March 1, 2016

Hester holds her empty stomach as her five children nosily slurp soup. Her oldest son Jabber looks up ...

More Than A Hashtag: Bindis And Bruises

More Than A Hashtag: Bindis And Bruises

March 1, 2016

For six nights an 11 member ensemble cast will use their bodies to express things that make people uncomfo...

Glamour is the New Black

Glamour is the New Black

January 19, 2016

In the women’s prison of El Buen Pastor in Bogotá, Colombia, something rather unusual takes place. For...

Money Makes People Do Crazy Things

William Castro, Writer

November 17, 2015

Filed under Theatre Reviews

Pro: A 2,000-year-old play is still relevant today. Con: It's about income inequality. The rich get richer and poor get poorer, some things never change. Adapted from the Aristophanes’ play of the same name, director Derek Van Barham takes the 388 BC Greek comedy "Wealth" and reworks it for a modern audience. The play’s...

“Becky Shaw” Behind the Curtain

“Becky Shaw” Behind the Curtain

October 6, 2015

The basic premise for the newest play to hit Stage Center Theater is a blind date gone horribly, horribly...

Review: ‘Bobrauschenergamerica: A Belly Full of Laughter and Candy’

Review: ‘Bobrauschenergamerica: A Belly Full of Laughter and Candy’

October 21, 2014

Charles Mee’s whimsically strange “bobrauschenbergamerica” kept the audience laughing, tapping...

Review: ‘Bobrauschenbergamerica’ Comes to Stage Center

Review: ‘Bobrauschenbergamerica’ Comes to Stage Center

September 23, 2014

NEIU’s Stage Center Theater is back to work with the latest production “Bobrauschenbergamerica,” Charles Mee’s one-act-tribute to Bob Ra...

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