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Theatre News


Off to the printer: Lycoming College student publishes debut children’s book

Lycoming College is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of Emma (E.P.) Klopp ’23, design and technical theatre major with an entrepreneurship minor, on self-publishing her debut children’s book titled, “An Orange Dog Named Blue.”

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Lycoming College Theatre to present an American Premiere

Lycoming College theatre department is excited to present an American Premiere of a new Spanish play “The Treatment,” a dark comedy about the chaotic world of cinema, which follows a script writer in the middle of a personal crisis. Martin’s life becomes intertwined with several characters longing to write the stories of their past, what they are, and what they would have liked to have been. Written by Pablo Remón, the play was translated by Sandra Kingery, Ph.D., professor and department chair of modern language studies at Lycoming College, and directed by Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian, Ph.D., associate professor and department chair of theatre at Lycoming.

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Lycoming student awarded prestigious fellowship at Kennedy Center college theatre festival

Lycoming College senior Mitchell Kelly was recently named a KCACTF/LORT ASPIRE Fellow, a prestigious recognition from the respected Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Kelly will be the only student from a nine-state region to participate at a national event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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“Nunsense” kicks off Lycoming College spring semester with laughter

Lycoming College Theatre Department will kick off the spring semester with “Nunsense,” a musical comedy written by Dan Goggin in 1985. This witty musical will be directed by Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian, Ph.D., chair of the theatre department and associate professor of acting, directing, and musical theatre at Lycoming College, and will take place at the Mary L. Welch Theatre, Feb. 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. Two alternating casts will bring their own artistic perspectives to the story and characters. Tickets are available to purchase starting Feb. 9 by calling the box office at 570-321-4048 or by going online. Audience members are expected to wear a mask at all times.

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Post-apocalyptic “Mr. Burns” launches Lycoming theatre season

Lycoming College will open the 2021-22 theatre season with “Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play,” a dark comedy written by Anne Washburn. The post-apocalyptic drama will be directed by C. Austin Hill, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of theatre, and will take place in the Mary L. Welch Theatre from Nov. 17-20 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased starting Nov. 3 by calling the box office at 570-321-4048, or online.

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Lycoming professor presents translation of contemporary Spanish play performed by theatre students

On April 27, Lycoming’s Modern Language Studies Department Chair and Logan A. Richmond Endowed Professor Sandra Kingery, Ph.D., presented her translation of “The Treatment,” a play by Spanish writer Pablo Remón. The Lycoming theatre department presented a selection from the first act of the play virtually as a staged reading performed by Lycoming students and directed by C. Austin Hill, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of theatre.

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“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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