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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...

Photo courtesy of Legacy Stage theater group.

‘Macbeth’ gets an inventive new twist

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...

Courtesy of Black Cat Photography.

‘The Addams Family’ provides fall-season fun

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...

getty Images by Witthaya Prasongsin.

Healing through the arts

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...

The University Chorus took stage first for A Garland of Song, Saturday at Harlen Adams Theatre Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

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

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...

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

Photo of the day

Carly Maxstone // March 5, 2018

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

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

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

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...

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...

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

Former Chico State Professor wins posthumous award

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...

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

Alumna to travel through time in Edinburgh

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...

Ismene (right, Veronica Hodur) begs Antigone (Krasel Morales) not to break the law in Chico States School of the Arts production of Antigone, staged 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Harlen Adams Theatre. Photo credit: Malik Payton

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

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...

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.

One-acts lingers after curtains close

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...

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