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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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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 late September, I watched the first showing of this semester’s Theatre for Social Change project. This is an ongoing project by Roberto Prestigiacomo, associate professor of theatre and human communication, to bring to light and discuss difficult issues such as sexual assault, depression and abuse. It was a honest and brutal performance and the actors did great in their roles, really bringing to life the emotions and consequences that follow domestic abuse. The show...

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The theatre department debuted “Into the Woods” last Friday, but preparation for this semester”™s mainstage show has been ongoing since auditions were held in August. The production staff spent the past two months assembling a complicated, challenging, yet ultimately rewarding piece of theatre. “This year is different because “˜Into the Woods”™ is such a well-known show,” said Casey Deal, junior theatre major and assistant costume designer. “To make it different from what has been done...

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I had the great pleasure of going to see the preview showing of Trinity University Theatre Department’s fall musical production of “Into the Woods.” To put it simply, I was blown away. From its magical set and awesome direction to the incredible individual performances, it could be one of Trinity’s best shows and is by far the best I’ve seen at the school. I wasn’t alone in this flowing of praise for the musical. “I...

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Everyone at Trinity University is busy. Whether this is due to school, athletics, extracurriculars, Greek life or maintaining a social life, none of us seem to have enough hours in the day to get everything we want done. While the normal and, some might say, sane student should take 15 hours, the majority of students pile on the workload “” they pack their schedules with 18 hours, retain membership in three student organizations, play intramural...