THEATER REVIEW: Shakespeare takes center stage in ‘Equivocation’

By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer Published: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. There’s much to chew on in Bill Cain’s “Equivocation,” a play asking what would have happened if William Shakespeare had written about the failed assassination of King James I, known as the Gunpowder Plot. It tangles with questions of authorship, and […]

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‘Young Frankenstein’ comes to University of Alabama’s Marian Gallaway Theatre

By Kassidy Abernathy Special to Tusk Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. Frankenstein’s monster has traded his hobnailed boots for a pair of dancing shoes. Based on the classic 1974 movie by the same name, the musical “Young Frankenstein,” with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Brooks, […]

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UA production ‘Equivocation’ links Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot

While he has only been in town for a few months, David Trump is quickly adjusting in hisfirst semester at the University of Alabama, studying in the master of fine arts actingprogram. Trump is originally from Louisville, Ky.; he attended Northern Kentucky University forhis bachelor’s. While getting used to his new town, Trump has auditioned, […]

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Dance Alabama: A singular sensation

By Ellen Johnson | Staff Reporter The lights come up, and 15 dancers are standing on the stage. Soft blue lights reveal that each is costumed in an oversized T-shirt. They are silent, but they are about to use their bodies to tell a story that doesn’t need any words at all. “It puts an interesting feeling […]

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Dance department to host Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre will be performing Oct. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. CW | Layton Dudley The University of Alabama’s Dance Department, which was recently ranked 15th in the nation for dance programs in public and private universities, will perform Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre (ARDT) Oct. 13 to 15 […]

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“Tartuffe” brings comedy to life

By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer Published: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Last Modified: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:17 p.m. If Moliere had written “Tartuffe” today, the hair might pouf out even more outrageously, and his central con-man would be among the multitudes posting prayers, selected feel-good verses and (mostly misattributed) quotes […]

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LOCAL Q&A: Molly Page, University of Alabama theater and dance patron services coordinator

LOCAL Q&A: Molly Page, University of Alabama theater and dance patron services coordinator | TuscaloosaNews.com Molly Page, patron services coordinator for the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance calls Tuscaloosa her home away from home. Her involvement and dedication to the arts community has bonded her with Tuscaloosa forever. Q: Who are you? […]

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University of Alabama theater’s Moliere show laughs at hypocrisy

By Yun Yu For The Tuscaloosa News Sunday, September 27, 2015 1:41 AM Though a 17th-century con man, Tartuffe today still begs the question: Why are people saps? Why do they seem to beg to be taken in by obvious frauds? Why do people cede power to those clearly not fit for it? These are […]

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Theatre department to present Tartuffe

The UA Theatre and Dance department will present Moliere’s Tartuffe next week from Tuesday, Sept. 29, to Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. The show will be performed at the Marian Gallaway Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall. Tartuffe was originally written as a comedy, but director Seth Panitch […]

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THEATER REVIEW: “Seduced” is a critique on American desires, dreams

By Mark Hughes Cobb-Tuscaloosa News Although many know Sam Shepard best as a film actor — Chuck Yeager in “The Right Stuff,” opposite longtime partner Jessica Lange in “Crimes of the Heart,” in Terrence Malick’s “Days of Heaven” and more — he built his reputation primarily as a writer. Even while carving out an eclectic […]

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