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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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University of Memphis to present a classic American drama in ‘Inherit the Wind’

Next week, The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will present a classic American drama in Inherit the Wind, a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee on the Mainstage on Thursday through Saturday evenings, October 24 through November 2. “Inherit the Wind is one of the…

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University of Memphis presents a comedy about silent suffering in ‘Small Mouth Sounds’

The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will produce the critically acclaimed Small Mouth Sounds by Beth Wohl as its first production of the 2019-2020 season. “I came across Small Mouth Sounds in 2016,” said Triston Pullen, director of the UofM production of Small Mouth Sounds and second-year…

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UofM Theatre & Dance helps Ghost Town Blues Band “Shine” in World Premiere Music Video

Tennessee Music Award winner Ghost Town Blues Band will premiere the music video “Shine” tonight at Malco Studio on the Square. The “Shine” video is a joint project between the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Memphis-based Ghost Town Blues Band. Scenery Designer and Associate Professor Brain J. Ruggaber provided the backdrop,…

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Ostrander Awards recognize UofM students, faculty, alumni

The Orpheum hosted the 36th annual Ostrander Awards this past Sunday, which featured several UofM honorees throughout the evening. The Ostrander Awards recognize the best in Memphis Theatre, with an array of categories dedicated to creative achievements like Best Set Design, Best Leading Actor and Best Overall Production. “We had…

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