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Theatre News


“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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Lycoming College theatre department presents “Songs for a New World”

Lycoming College’s theatre department kicks off its 50th season with a mainstage production of “Songs for a New World,” a contemporary abstract musical about decisions and self-discovery. Performances will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

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Lycoming College students and faculty earn regional awards at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Nine students from the Lycoming College Theatre program participated in this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The College sends a group of students to the festival each year to provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talents, compete with students from over 50 other universities and colleges, and attend workshops led by theatre professionals.

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Lycoming College students, faculty fill key roles with “Peter Pan” community musical

Although the lead actors of any show are usually given the credit for a spectacular performance, the show’s success is just as dependent on the back stage hands who make it all possible.

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Lycoming College theater student represents the northeast region at national conference

Victoria Ashmore, a junior theater major from Havertown, Pa., enjoyed the many benefits of participating in a conference sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology from March 16 to 19 in Salt Lake City. In January, Ashmore was selected from more than a dozen technical theater students at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival to represent Region Two at the national conference.

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Lycoming theater students earn accolades at festival

Costumes, sound, set design — none of these backstage efforts by Lycoming College theater majors took the backstage at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Jan. 12-16. Thirteen students took home more than a dozen individual and group awards.

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Lycoming welcomes fifteen new faculty members

Lycoming College welcomed fifteen new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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"For Colored Girls" opens at Lycoming College

The Lycoming College Theatre Department presents “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” April 8-11 at 8 p.m. in the Mary L. Welch Theatre, on Mulberry Street in Williamsport. This event is for mature audiences only, due to adult situations in the production.

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"A Saucy Sausage Sandwich," a Lycoming original

The Lycoming College Theater Department will host the premier of “A Saucy Sausage Sandwich” Feb. 26-28 in the Mary L. Welch Theatre, on Mulberry Street in Williamsport, before taking the show on the road to local high schools, middle schools and performing arts centers.

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