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“No Child…,” written in 2007 by Nilaja Sun, is a brilliant journey into the life of teaching artist Ms. Sun. After she arrives at Malcolm X High School, her expectations are shattered when she discovers her students like to skip class more than listen to her.
The play, which opened Feb. 9, will run at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 in Sponberg Theater.
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” written in 2008 by Sarah Ruhl, offers a balanced conglomeration of both satirical and comedic moments. The play will be performed again on Feb. 11 and 16 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in Sponberg Theater.
*“No Child…” *
On Monday, April 2, indie rock musician Gotye will be making his Michigan debut here at Eastern Michigan University. The all-ages show will be held in Pease Auditorium. Tickets for the show cost $30, but are only $10 if you pre-order.
“Every year I try to put one show that is outrageous or edgy on the list in hopes that it will get the OK,” said Phil Simmons, director of the upcoming EMU Theatre performance of the classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” “I just hope for the best because I want to keep pushing the bar.”
This past Wednesday was the 22nd World AIDS Day – a day “about raising awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help stop the spread of HIV,” according to worldaidsday.org.
Tomorrow, Quirk Theater hosts the opening of “Pippi Longstocking,” directed by Pam Cardell. This childhood classic features the ever-lovable Pippi, who is waiting for the return of her swashbuckling pirate father, evading children’s welfare and making some new friends along the way. Doing things her way, Pippi Longstocking invites the audience to forget about being an adult and learn how to have fun again.
The Lab Theatre hosted “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein” directed by senior Maxim Hunt on Monday.
Friday in Quirk Theater, director Lee Stille’s “Hamlet” opened the EMU theater season.
First performed during the Elizabethan era in 1600, “Hamlet” still remains one of William Shakespeare’s most famous works. Four hundred years later, “Hamlet” still evokes a sense of mystery and suspense from its audiences. Tomorrow promises to be no different with professor Lee Stille’s direction of “Hamlet”.
Founded 161 years ago, Eastern Michigan University has had multiple local businesses that have been students favorite spots to study, relax and chill with friends. Places that have lasted over the years (such as Sidetracks, Frog Island Park and Abe’s) have known the footsteps of the past.
When it comes to the workplace, there is a collection of generations who help run the business. Our grandparents were a part of the Veteran Generation where every worker was a man in a gray suit.
During the 1930s, Hoovervilles were popping up all over the country, and it was turning into a time of great hardship and desperation for Americans.
Christopher Paul Curtis wrote “Bud, Not Buddy,” an inspirational book that takes a meaningful look at the perception of family and what it represents and which will soon be on the Sponberg Theatre stage.
Georges Feydeau “Hotel Paradiso” directed by John Seibert at Eastern Michigan University’s Quirk Theatre opened this past Friday.
For literature lovers at Eastern Michigan University, this past Monday provided an exceptional taste of modern writing. Writer Gail Scott read audience members selections from her books and then did a question-and-answer session.
Tomorrow will be the opening of Georges Feydeau’s “Hotel Paradiso,” directed by John Seibert. This French farce was written in 1894 and addresses the ever-comedic subject of marriage.
This past Thursday in the student center auditorium was the opening of the ninth annual production of the “Vagina Monologues.”
Eastern Michigan University’s 2010 Chinese Week officially started Sunday, and different discussions, speakers and entertainment will take place all week.
Well that wonderful time of the year is here again, where reds and pinks are everywhere and discussions about the wonders of being female are in the air. Of course I am talking about Eastern Michigan’s annual performance of the Vagina Monologues.
This year will be the ninth production of this show. Written in 1998, author Eve Ensler’s monologue show has made an important impact on many lives and still continues to raise awareness for women.