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Macbeth: Killing it as usual

Macbeth: Killing it as usual

UMass Lowell Theatre Arts students performing “Macbeth.” (Photo courtesy of the UMass Lowell Theatre Arts department)  Vernon Gibbs Conector Staff When one first thinks of Shakespeare, their first memories with his works often come in the form of a confusing read and a paper due on Monday. The UMass Lowell Theatre Arts program disproves this

‘The Haunted Life’ stage reading at Mahoney Hall

UMass Lowell students reading the stage play Saturday, Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of Owen Johnson/Connector) Owen Johnson Connector Editor On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Merrimack Reparatory Theatre showcased the developmental workshop of Jack Kerouac’s “The Haunted Life” at the Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall on UMass Lowell South Campus. The stage reading was presented in

Theatre Arts Program to debut ‘P.O.V.’ on April 18

“P.O.V.” development ensemble outlining and assembling content for the show. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Theater Arts Department) Conrad Solomon Connector Contributor UMass Lowell’s Theatre Arts Program is putting the finishing touches on its production of a devised piece, “P.O.V.” in preparation for its debut on April 18. David E. Shane, former associate artistic director

Theatre Arts program presents ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff Dancing at Lughnasa’ delivered a story of a dynamic family that was brought to life thanks to a great cast and their wonderful chemistry. The Theatre Arts Program presented the play “Dancing at Lughnasa” at the Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall to a sold-out crowd. It was directed by Jennie Israel,

A family in four weeks: ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

“Dancing at Lughnasa” won the 1992 Hugo awards for best play. (Courtesy of Michaila Cowie) Michaela Goss Connector Editor With only four weeks to cast, direct and design an entire production, the UMass Lowell Theatre Arts Program has put a lot of time and effort into becoming a family both on and off the stage.

‘Drop Dead!’ blends comedy with metatheatre

Actors from “Drop Dead!” depict a scene from the comedy play. (Courtesy of Jason Ounpraseuth) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Contributor A sold-out crowd was perplexed and left with laughs after watching the murder-mystery comedy “Drop Dead!” put on by the Off-Broadway Players Friday night at UMass Lowell’s Comley-Lane Theater. “Drop Dead!” was written by Billy Van

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ of a Performance

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the first production by the Theatre Arts Program since last year’s “Refuge”. (Photo courtesy of Umass Lowell Theatre Arts Program) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The reputation of Shakespeare precedes him. The mere mention of Hamlet will have anyone who has taken a high school English class cringe. When done wrong,

‘Abigail/1702′: A 2016 hit

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the writer of “Abigail/1702,” was a co-producer and writer on the 2011 series “Glee.”(Photo courtesy of Merrimack Repository Theater) Jacob Boucher Connector Staff The past few weeks leading up to Halloween, UMass Lowell students had the unique opportunity to see the Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s (MRT) most recent production: “Abigail/1702.” Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

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