Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Drama

Getting To Know This Year’s Graduating UCI MFA Actors

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

UCI Drama’s “Living Out” Sparks Empathy And Awareness

Plunging their audience into the brutally truthful world of working mothers in today’s culture, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’...

UCI’s “The Penelopiad” Brings New Narrative to a Classic Greek Epic

Directed by Sara Rodriguez, “The Penelopiad'' takes the audience through the life of Odysseus’ wife Penelope as she examines themes of injustice, female identity and responsibility with regards to her own life.

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.

UCI Drama’s Relevant Take On “Company”

Taking their audience back to the bright and groovy days of the 1970s, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department kicked off their 2019-2020 season on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Irvine Barclay Theater with a lively production of “Company,” directed by Eli Simon.

An Evening With David Henry Hwang

Students and faculty members gathered and filled the Crystal Cove Auditorium to enjoy a night of paying homage to the timeless Asian American playwright on Nov. 14.

Broadway’s Mandy Gonzalez Brings a Night of Musical Theater to the Barclay

Broadway actress Mandy Gonzalez returned to Irvine on Oct. 27 to bring “Mandy Gonzalez: From Stephen Schwartz to Lin-Manuel Miranda” to the Barclay Theater with “Hamilton” co-star, Javier Muñoz.

“Euphoria” Wouldn’t Be The Same Without Its Soundtrack

Singer-songwriter Labrinth has created a soundtrack for the HBO series “Euphoria” that is just as haunting as the show’s on-screen images. The 26-song album derives from the show’s authentic depiction of teen drug abuse, anxiety and relationships.

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.

The Comedy and Tragedy of Shakespeare Shorts Festival 2019

To give William Shakespeare a belated birthday bash, UCI Drama and UCI Illuminations put together multiple, free showings of two shortened productions, “Comedy of Errors” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

The Refugee Hotel Has U.S. Premiere at UCI

By: Stephanie Osborne Families, lovers, teenagers, and adults have all been affected by the coup in Chile, and now must adjust to new lives and trauma thousands of miles away from their homeland.

Sutton Foster Brings Her Broadway Best to Irvine

Less than one month after the news broke of her return to Broadway alongside Hugh Jackman in the upcoming “The Music Man” revival, Sutton Foster performed on the Irvine Barclay stage as part of the theater’s Broadway Cabaret Series.

NEWS

Trump Administration Rescinds ICE International Student Visa Policy Amidst Panic Over Fall Quarter

UCI Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Willie L. Banks, Jr. announced that international students are now required to enroll in at least...

California Sues Trump Administration Over International Student Visa Policy

California has become the first state to sue the Trump administration over newly announced visa rules that could force thousands of international...

UCI Student Receives 2020 Strauss Scholarship

UCI junior and cognitive sciences major Karishma Muthukumar has received the 2020 Strauss Scholarship. Provided by the Donald A. Strauss Public Service...

OPINION

Orange County: The Shame of California

At a time as critical as this one, the popular saying, “Orange County is the Florida of California” has never felt more...

Artificial Crisis at UCI: Austerity or Humanity? How Disposability Politics Guides the University’s Treatment of Students and Workers

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with links to resources for Student-Worker Week of Action, USASUCI and the BSU at UCI.

Expressing Change Through Art: Black Lives Matter Hollywood Peaceful Protests

It’s been a revolutionary week in modern day America, as the people in this nation...

SPORTS

Big West Postpones Fall Sports

The Big West Board of Directors announced on July 20 that the Big West Conference (BWC) fall sports competition would not be...

UCI Men’s Basketball Player Tommy Rutherford Laments Abrupt End To Season

On game days, UCI Men’s Basketball senior Tommy Rutherford eats breakfast at around eight or nine in the morning, begins his stretches in the weight room, shoots around and grabs a balanced pre-game meal that consists of carbs, protein and some veggies. He prepares for the game by going over the film of the opposing team and discussing the team’s game plan with his coaches and teammates. Sometimes he allows himself to take a nap and takes about an hour more for shooting around. When all his ritualistic pre-game preparations are over, his team has their warm-up time on the court. Finally, it’s time to play basketball.

Letter From The Sports Editors: Changes In The Sports Section Due To COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic occurring, it is evident that live sporting events are in a hiatus during this time. There...

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