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‘Servant of Two Masters’ preserves a theatrical tradition

‘Servant of Two Masters’ preserves a theatrical tradition

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Chico State’s School of the Arts put on a production of “Servant of Two Masters” from March 4 to March 8 in Larry Wismer Theatre. The classic commedia dell’arte play showcased a traditional art form that has been preserved for centuries, with the help of talent from student actors. On Thursday...

‘Macbeth’ gets an inventive new twist

Photo courtesy of Legacy Stage theater group.

Danielle Kessler

October 10, 2019

The Legacy Stage theater group has created a unique twist on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. For this performance, they’ve dropped all the qualities of traditional theater. This means no stage, no seats and a two-mile walk around Bidwell Park at night.For a performance this unique, a...

‘The Addams Family’ provides fall-season fun

Courtesy of Black Cat Photography.

Danielle Kessler

October 1, 2019

The Chico Theater Company is putting on a production of “The Addams Family” from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20. In honor of Halloween's fast-approach, the show proved to be a fun evening of musical theatre and a light-hearted introduction to the fall season.The opening night served as a great first gli...

Healing through the arts

getty Images by Witthaya Prasongsin.

Rachael Bayuk

October 25, 2018

In today's fast-paced tech world, schools are throwing out the arts for the science. While no one can debate math and science's importance in this new age, we can not leave behind the arts. Even if one is not considering art as a craft, the arts still play a vital role in character development and stres...

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

The University Chorus took stage first for

Josh Cozine

April 29, 2018

The theatre reverberated with choral song Saturday evening, to a nearly full audience for Chico State’s Music and Theatre Department’s presentation of “A Garland of Song.” The concert started at 7:30 p.m. and ended around 9:30 p.m. in PAC 144, and progressed through three different ensembles: the University Chorus...

Photo of the day

Christian Pata-Koehler and Dustin Boster play a motorcycle racing game in an arcade at the Cinemark movie theater. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Carly Maxstone

March 5, 2018

Christian Pata-Koehler and Dustin Boster play a motorcycle racing game in an arcade at the Cinemark movie theater.

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Luke Davies talks about his screenplay for the movie “Lion” at Ziing Recital Hall Thursday night. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

February 16, 2018

Screenwriter Luke Davies came to talk about his script for the movie "Lion" and read his other writing Thursday.Davies presented in the Ziing Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. He read scenes from the book "A Long Way Home", and would then show the corresponding scene from the movie adaptation, "Lion", which h...

El Rey Alliance speaks out after month of silence

Katia Berg

December 16, 2016

Since August, the El Rey Theater Alliance has been working diligently to save Chico's historic El Rey Theatre, which is currently on the market. They have been active on Facebook but chose to stay silent for the month of November. Finally, the alliance announced last Wednesday that they were drafting a ...

Former Chico State Professor wins posthumous award

Dr. Katherine Whitlock is remembered at an outstanding professor and awarded for her excellence in teaching. Photo courtesy of Facebook

Katalina Santamaria

September 6, 2016

Former Chico State theater Professor Dr. Katherine Whitlock was the recipient of the Oscar Brockett Outstanding Teacher of Theater in Higher Education 2016 award. Whitlock unexpectedly died in her home last December, sparking debate about recently deceased and their eligibility for the award according to t...

Alumna to travel through time in Edinburgh

Chico State alumnus Katie Morrill performs as Izzy in her original script, PiTh, an interactive play about a woman who travels through time. The play will be featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Photo Courtesy of Katie Morrill

Dj Morris

May 1, 2015

Chico State musical theater alumna Katie Morrill will be performing one of her original scripts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest art festival, in Scotland. Morrill took a risk by going to her dream school in London after earning her bachelor's degree. “I’ve been acting since I was 4 years old,” Morrill said. ...

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

Ismene (right, Veronica Hodur) begs Antigone (Krasel Morales) not to break the law in Chico State's School of the Arts production of

Greta Gordon

March 7, 2015

The action and drama of the Greek tragedy, "Antigone," plays with complex ideas of morality. When Chico State’s Department of Music and Theatre chose to stage a Greek tragedy they knew it would be unlike other shows they have done in the past. “Because we’re working in an education department, ...

One-acts lingers after curtains close

Chico State’s School of the Arts presents the student directed Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, at 7:30 p.m April 10-12, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 13. Photo Courtesy of Chico School of the Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

Sarah Scharf

April 11, 2014

Chico State's School of the Arts presents the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, titled "Turned Around."The performance consists of four one-act plays, directed and performed by talented Chico State theater students and will run 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday...

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