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Theatre News


“Lyon’s Den” at Lycoming College wraps “dismantled” virtual series

Lycoming College’s theatre department concludes the “dismantled” series of play readings with a virtual performance of “Lyon’s Den” by TJ Young, Saturday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. The live performance is free and open to the public. Click here to access.

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“Spell Number 7” will enchant Lycoming College theatre-goers

The Lycoming College theatre department moves to the third play in the “dismantled” series with a virtual reading of “Spell Number 7” on Saturday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. The live performance is free and open to the public. Click here to access.

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Lycoming College presents virtual performance of “Collective Empathy Formation 1968-2018”

Part of Lycoming College’s 2020-21 theatre season, the “dismantled” series continues with a virtual reading of “Collective Empathy Formation 1968-2018,” Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The live performance is free and open to the public. Click here to access.

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Lycoming College theatre alum to helm reading series, conversations on race

Lycoming College’s 2020-2021 theatre season continues with an exciting series of virtual staged readings and workshops that will provide an opportunity for the campus community to continue an ongoing conversation about narratives of Black and brown people, equity, diversity, inclusion, and how we can move toward a collective liberation. Theatre director and educator Nigel Semaj ’17 (pronouns they/them/theirs), will return to their alma mater to direct and organize the project, entitled “dismantled,” which is intended to facilitate and encourage societal change, most specifically, problems of race.

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August Strindberg’s “The Dance of Death” opens 2020-2021 theatre season at Lycoming College

Lycoming College’s 2020-2021 theatre season opens with August Strindberg’s “The Dance of Death.” This brand new version of the classic play, written and directed by C. Austin Hill, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor at Lycoming College, will be available for online streaming, free of charge, from Dec. 4-7, at www.lycoming.edu/theatreschedule.

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Lycoming College theatre department attends Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Lycoming College celebrated student successes at the 52nd Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 2, from Jan. 14-18. This year’s festival hosted 15 Lycoming students and several faculty at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. The theatre department takes a group of students each year to this vibrant and enveloping festival — and each year Lycoming Students thrive.

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Student-directed play “Reality” continues 2019-2020 theatre season at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will carry on its 2019-2020 theatre season with the student-directed play, “Reality.” Directed by A’Feyah Smith '20, the play will take place in the Mary L. Welch Theatre, Nov. 20-23, with all shows beginning at 8pm.

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“Dancing at Lughnasa” opens 2019-20 theatre season at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will kick off its 2019-20 theatre season with “Dancing at Lughnasa,” a 1990 play by dramatist Brian Friel. The production will be directed by C. Austin Hill, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of theatre, and will take place in the Mary L. Welch Theatre, Oct. 2-5, at 8 p.m.

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Lycoming College offers classic comedy with “The School for Wives”

Lycoming College Theatre Department will close out its 50th anniversary season with one of Jean-Baptiste Molière’s greatest comedies: “The School for Wives” translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur. Directed by Theatre Department Chair and Associate Professor Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian, the play will be performed in room D-001 of Wendle Hall, adjacent to the lobby of the Mary L. Welch Theatre, 8 p.m., April 10-13.

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Lycoming College theatre students earn recognition and a national award at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Fourteen students from the Lycoming College Theatre program participated in this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region II at Montclair State University. The theatre department takes a group of students to the festival each year to provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talents, present their work, compete with students from over 50 other universities and colleges in the nine-state region, and attend workshops led by theatre professionals.

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Immerse yourself in a tale of sinister secrets and lies with “The Drowning Girls” at Lycoming College

Lycoming College theatre department will kick-off the spring semester with “The Drowning Girls,” by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic. The play, directed by C. Austin Hill, visiting assistant professor of theatre at Lycoming College, will be presented in room D001 of Wendle Hall (Academic Center), adjacent to the lobby of the Mary L Welch Theatre, 8 p.m., Feb. 20-23.

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Lycoming College theatre students learn from professionals at the 2018 Shaw Festival

Lycoming College theatre department faculty and students attended a jam-packed professional trip to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oct. 11-14, for one of Canada's premiere professional theatre companies.

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Lycoming College Theatre Department Presents Blacktop Sky

Lycoming College theatre department continues its 50th season with Christina Anderson’s 2013 play, “Blacktop Sky.” The production, directed by Lycoming College theatre major Jennifer Spencer ’20 (Philadelphia), will be presented in room D001 of Wendle Hall, adjacent to the lobby of the Mary L. Welch Theatre, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, through Saturday, Dec. 1.

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