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Getting To Know This Year’s Graduating UCI MFA Actors

The UCI MFA Acting program has inspired students to go further in their artistic...

Twenty One Pilots’ New Single Is Inspired By Social Distancing

With the implementation of the nationwide lockdown, artists have been quickly creating impromptu music and releasing it without too much refinement. Whether...

Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” Finds Its Way Into Audience’s Hearts

The Costa Mesa Playhouse started the year off right with a production of Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.” The story takes place in Yonkers, New York in 1942, depicting the dilemmas of a dysfunctional family during World War II.

The Lesson Behind Cretton’s “Just Mercy”

Walter McMillian was arrested for the murder of an 18-year-old girl and was immediately sent to Alabama’s death row before his trial in 1987. When he finally received a trial, it took less than two days to convict him and officially sentence him. Without the dedication of lawyer Bryan Stevenson, his story would have ended there. Now, it has been adapted into a legal drama film.

UCI Women’s Volleyball Triumphs Over UC Riverside

The UCI Anteaters won against the UCR Highlanders, 3-1, on Nov. 15 at the Bren Events Center.

Festival Ballet Theatre Presents “The Firebird” at the Barclay Theater

On Saturday, Oct. 12, “The Firebird” premiered at the Barclay in Cheng Hall, presented by the Festival Ballet Theatre. “The Firebird” is based on old Russian fairy tales about a radiant bird with magical abilities.

UCI Drama gets into “The Pajama Game”

All year long, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department has produced outstanding performances in adherence with their theme, “Against All Odds.” The 2018-2019 season will come to an end with the production of “The Pajama Game,” a story about a pajama factory suffering under a strike from workers who are waiting on the salary they deserve.

Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in a 1930’s Newsroom

Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” was recently performed at the Claire Trevor Theater, from Feb. 21-25. The director, Andrew Borba, made an ambitious attempt at incorporating Shakespearean prose in the style of a 1930s newsroom. The play’s original setting of Navarre is transformed into a newspaper publication, with King Ferdinand as the editor-in-chief.

Getting to Know the “First Man” On the Moon

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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