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"Duchess" Frame/Works Talk Features Carson

HWS Theatre's 2015-2016 Frame/Works series will conclude with featured speaker Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Rob Carson, who will present "John Webster and the Shakespeare Industrial Complex." The event will take place on Friday, April 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Coxe Hall 7. In his talk, Carson will introduce the playwright John Webster, a near contemporary of Willi...  More >>

World Premiere of "Duchess"

The 2015-2016 HWS theatre season will draw to a close with the world premiere of "Duchess," a modern adaptation of John Webster's "Duchess of Malfi" written specially for HWS by award-winning Atlanta-based playwright Johnny Drago. "Duchess" will run on Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the McDonald Theatre of the Gearan Center...  More >>

Frame/Works Kicks off "Twelfth Night" Opening

The 2015-2016 HWS Theatre season continues on Friday, Feb. 19 with a new Frame/Works series event featuring guest scholar Stephen Wisker. The talk, "Send in the Clowns: Comedy in Zany Illyria!" will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Coxe 7. Wisker is a Ph.D. candidate in theatre and performance at University at Buffalo where he'll be directing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in fall 2016. Wisker's...  More >>

"Twelfth Night" Inaugural McDonald Theatre Production

The HWS Theatre Department has fully transitioned into the new McDonald Theatre in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts and opened the 2016 season with the inaugural performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," on Thursday evening. Performances will also run on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. "We're excited to have this first opportunity to say thank y...  More >>

Gearan Center Opens with Ribbon-Cutting, Dedications

The opening ceremony of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts brought together hundreds of guests on Saturday, Jan. 23 to celebrate the formal unveiling of the building and to thank the donors who made it possible. Designed to enhance the study, practice and experience of music, theatre, dance and media and society, the 65,000-square-foot facility is situated at the heart of the Hobart and Wi...  More >>

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