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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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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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While I was walking to the Ruth Taylor Theatre building to see “Theatre for Social Change: On Domestic Abuse,” I was nervous. While I knew the production had a purpose and a message that was important, I was worried it would be too depressing and too emotional to enjoy and that it would drag due to its content. Turns out that I was very happily wrong. Due to the wonderful cast’s performance, with each of...