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Theatre News


Lycoming College student to direct production of “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon!”

The Lycoming College theatre department continues its 2022-23 theatre season with “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” a fast-paced rendition of the classic and unusual fairy tales. The comedy will be directed by student Kirsten Houseman ’23, psychology and directing double major, and will take place at the Mary L. Welch Theatre, Nov. 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase by calling the box office at 570-321-4048, or online at http://www.bigtickets.com/events/lycoming-college.

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Lycoming College theatre to kick off 2022-23 season with “Odin’s Horse”

Please note: Odin's Horse has been rescheduled for Oct. 19-22.

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Lycoming College welcomes new faculty for the 2022-23 academic year

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome eleven faculty members to its community this fall, bringing with them extensive knowledge and experience in their fields. With ecocriticism on the theatre stage, operatic styles in the music hall, Anglo-modernism in literature, expertise in stellar evolution, and more, these professors will enrich the classrooms at Lycoming College.

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WBRE: Lycoming College student self-publishes debut book

Lycoming College's Emma Klopp '23 launched her debut children's book on PA LIVE!

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Lycoming College theatre production recognized by KCACTF

The spring 2022 Lycoming College theatre department’s production of “The Treatment” has been nominated for inclusion in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region II in January 2023.

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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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