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The Department of Theatre & Dance presents Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress – a socially-distant theatre experience

The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance has announced “Trouble in Mind” written by Alice Childress, as the next show in the Fall 2020 Jubilee Season. The show will feature a cast of actors safely distanced and wearing masks, and will be filmed and then made available for…

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The Dept. of Theatre & Dance presents Lest We Forget: Black Memphis History Through Dance/Theatre – an all-outdoors, socially-distant theatre experience

While most theatres have gone on hiatus, the University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance proudly to announce the second show in its ongoing Jubilee Season — Lest We Forget: Black Memphis History Through Dance/Theatre.   This outdoor performance, a combination of dance and theatre, explores 120 years of…

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UofM Department of Theatre & Dance presents “Or,” as first show of fall 2020

While most theatres have gone on hiatus, the University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to announce “Or,” written by Liz Duffy Adams, as the first show of the fall 2020 Jubilee Season. The UofM joins theaters nationwide in Jubilee — a year-long celebration of performances generated by…

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UofM Theatre & Dance announces unique performance lineup for fall 2020 semester

The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to announce their Fall 2020 Jubilee season: A mix of virtual and outdoor performances created specifically for the age of the coronavirus. The department will host two filmed and streamed theater pieces and a Zoom-based comedy show, in addition…

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UofM 2020 theatre season kicks off with Hamlet: Fall of the Sparrow

This week, the University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will debut a technology-fueled rendition of a Shakespearean classic in Hamlet: Fall of the Sparrow, which will begin its run this Thursday, February 13, with additional performances scheduled for February 14-15 and 20-22, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.…

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UofM Dance to present Falling/Up: A Faculty Dance Concert

The UofM Department of Theatre & Dance will present Falling/Up, an eight-part faculty and guest artist dance concert. “We have eight choreographers involved: myself, Dance Professor Michael Medcalf, five adjunct professors, Christina McKinney, and Amy Miller, who is our guest artist for this event,” said Jill Guyton Nee, head of…

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UofM Theatre presents a modern take on a Jane Austen musical in ‘Emma’

The University of Memphis will present a fresh musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma written by Stephen Karam in the Studio Theatre on Thursday through Saturday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons November 14 through 17. “I saw a production of Emma in 2011 in New York City, where I was…

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Renowned Illustrator Brian Selznick to visit campus for Whitman lecture

The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will host a presentation by illustrator Brian Selznick and world-renowned Walt Whitman scholar Karen Karbeinar on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 2:20 p.m. at the University of Memphis Mainstage Theatre. Selznick is the creator of many beloved books, including The…

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