Theatre articles

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

UMass Lowell theatre gleams in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Students rehearse the upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall. (Courtesy of Melina Leon) This past April, the world celebrated William Shakespeare’s legacy for the 400th anniversary of his death. For centuries, his works have lived on as iconic models of literature for all genres, and this week UMass

Redefining ‘Refuge’

Cast and crew members performing one last rehearsal before opening night last Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Theatre Arts) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff On Wednesday, April 20, actors and stage hands of the UMass Lowell Theatre Arts program held their premiere showcase of the spring semester performance “Refuge” at Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall.

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