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The early stages of a Silent Sky. Silent Sky is coming to EWU in march.

The process of creating a play

February 7, 2020

For a production that airs for little over a week, EWU’s theater department is hard at work constructing the play months in advance. Every quarter, E...

Kate Monster (Hannah McLaughlin) and Princeton (Scott Worley) sing

“Avenue Q” Wows

March 9, 2017

Walking into EWU’s Mainstage Theatre, I didn’t know what to expect from a musical called “Avenue Q.” I had heard the ample warnings of its adult...

'Love's Labour's Lost: The Musical' gears up for second slate of showings

‘Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical’ gears up for second slate of showings

March 11, 2016

With a bong and female blow-up doll in hand, the spotlight cast upon four well-dressed men, setting the mood for Shakespeare’s abridged version of “Love’s...

EWU hosts third national production of 'Pocatello'

EWU hosts third national production of ‘Pocatello’

November 16, 2015

This quarter the EWU theater program is putting on “Pocatello,” written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Jadd Davis, EWU graduate and artistic director...

Left to right: Jean Louise Finch (Scout), played by Kady Cullen; Jemery Finch (Jem), played by Jameson Elton; Charles Baker Harris (Dill), played by Luke Hamburg.

EWU Theatre’s adaption relevant to current social injustice, racial issues

November 19, 2014

The EWU theater program presented “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Nov. 14, a play adapted from Harper Lee’s book of the same name, by Christopher Sergel....

‘Julius Caesar’ takes a stand on Eastern’s campus

‘Julius Caesar’ takes a stand on Eastern’s campus

April 25, 2014

On April 24 at 7:30 p.m., the theater capstone class will present their rendition of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” at the EWU Theatre. Theate...

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Alyssa Day and Ethan Lewan performed opening night of “The Fantasticks“ on Nov. 15.

Plums not too ripe for ’Fantasticks’

November 25, 2013

By Rebekah Frank staff writer [email protected] On Nov. 15 students filed into the EWU Theatre to experience opening night of the musical, “The Fantasticks.“ This musical is a romance, but it has a bit of a twist t...

Left to right: Paden Vance, Remington Klein, Marlee Andrews, and Dominick Betts rehearse for

Lilac City Performing Arts makes debut with ‘Carrie: The Musical’

November 5, 2013

Carrie White first hit the scene in 1974 adorned with the classic Stephen King accoutrement: pig’s blood and the scars of social injustice. This month she’s making a comeback in Lila...


EWU Theatre to hold auditions for The Fantasticks

October 10, 2013

Ever pictured yourself as Liza Minnelli or maybe Bernadette Peters? Perhaps you know that someday your name will be seen in lights. Your big break mig...


Bat Boy takes over theater

May 16, 2013

Written By Paul Sell Staff Reporter [email protected] When I first heard about “Bat Boy: The Musical” my first thoughts were of a baseball play...

Photo by: Nic Olson

Blaine Nicholls plays John Keats and Nicki Meyer plays Fanny Brawne in the

“Ode” delivers homage to Keats

March 15, 2013

Written By Paul Sell Staff Reporter [email protected] John Keats is a poet who has lost most of his family to disease, and the ones that he has not ...

The cast of 'Ode'

EWU Theatre’s ‘Ode’ to Keats

January 23, 2013

  Eastern creative writing professor Jonathan Johnson waited more than 20 years to work on the play that he knew would change his li...

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