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  The Trinity University theater department raised the curtain last Friday on the last main-stage production of the Spring semester: Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata,” adapted for the modern stage by Ellen McLaughlin and directed by Stacey Connelly. The ancient Greek play is at its core a deeply misogynistic text, but in general, modern readings of the narrative interpret the story as that of women in antiquity exercising their agency by turning their marginalized role as mothers and...

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For the first two acts of “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play,” leaves cover the floor of the Stieren Theatre’s stage. The clearing of the leaves at the start of act three signifies to the audience that the play is about to change. The apocalyptic fog covering the first two acts has lifted in the fictional 75-year time jump between act two and act three, revealing the mythologized donut from both “The Simpsons” and Trinity Theatre’s marketing...

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Six plays. Six directors. Six playwrights. Eighteen actors. Twenty-four hours to put it all together. The 24 Hour Play Festival is a magnificent performance put on each year by  Trinity’s theatre department. This year, it featured six different plays centered around language — mainly the humor derived from its manipulation. I have gone to the 24 Hour Play Festival over the last few years because of my friend Danielle’s involvement in the Trinity theatre, but aside from...

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In the theatre department’s latest production, a mysterious electric fallout has ended modern life as we know it, yet “The Simpsons” — America’s longest-running animated show and the new bedrock of post-apocalyptic civilization — endures. “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” debuts Feb. 16 in the Stieren Theatre. The play, written by modern playwright Anne Washburn and first premiered in 2012, is supposed to incorporate a lot of modern elements into the show, reaching out to a wide...