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A view of ‘this society we live in,’ conveyed in dance Renowned choreographer Ido Tadmor creates original piece for Chapman dancers.

November 21, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Surrounded by small piles of dark sweaters and jackets, 21 Chapman University student dancers swirl around the floor at the Partridge Dance Center. Despite their closeness, the dancers avoid each other’s touch and stick to their contained spheres of motion. Several times they lift cupped hands to their eyes, creating singular tunnel visions. This collection

Department of Theatre announces performance schedule for 2016-17

June 10, 2016 by | Theatre

Chapman University’s Department of Theatre has announced the exciting performance schedule for the 2016-17 Season. Tickets go on sale September 1, 2016. To order, visit chapman.edu/tickets or call the College of Performing Arts box office hotline at (714) 997-6624. OCTOBER 2016 Good Kids, by Naomi Iizuka October 11, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22 Directed by

‘Merchant of Venice’ at Musco Center With themes of greed, race and revenge, Prof. Bradac says Shakespeare's troublesome play resonates more than ever

April 7, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Chapman University theatre professor and Shakespeare scholar Thomas Bradac is talking about The Merchant of Venice, how the Bard’s troublesome tale is about many things, even though we mostly remember Shylock, the Jewish moneylender seeking payback from a loan-defaulting Christian. Bradac explains how the alternately comic and tragic play has caused plenty of pain in

“A Flea in Her Ear” opens February 18 in Waltmar Theatre Feydeau's famous farce revamped by David Ives, directed by Tamiko Washington

February 11, 2016 by | Theatre

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Chapman University’s Department of Theatre presents A Flea in Her Ear, David Ives’ new version of the famous farce by French playwright Georges Feydeau. Staged in Waltmar Theatre under the direction of Professor Tamiko Washington, the show continues February 19, 20 and 25-27. The story begins in turn-of-the-century Paris with Raymonde

Join the Conversation: Memory, Loss, and Love in Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’ Free pre-show talk on November 12, 2015

November 9, 2015 by | CoPA News

The public is invited to a complimentary pre-show talk for the Thursday, November 12, 2015 opening of Eurydice  in Chapman University’s Waltmar Theatre.   Eurydice is Sarah Ruhl’s modern, feminist reimagining of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus. The story is told through the perspective of Eurydice, the wife of Orpheus, who dies tragically on her wedding

Opera Chapman cures opera angst with “The Elixir of Love”

April 21, 2015 by | Music

Have you ever been to an opera performance? Unless you’re a vocal studies student or a professional classical singer or a fan and regular patron of the opera, your eyes might glaze over at the invitation to go to:   Invented by the Italians, opera has been around since Shakespeare’s time,

Tragi-comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” opens April 9

March 10, 2015 by | Theatre

The next theatrical performance in Chapman’s Shakespeare Reimagined: Interpretations Across the Arts is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead , Tom Stoppard’s fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who are Hamlet’s treacherous friends in the Shakespeare play. This modern masterpiece gives the stage to these

Shakespeare expert directs CU theatre students in “Hamlet”

February 11, 2015 by | CoPA News

Once in a while, college theatre students have an opportunity to perform in a heavyweight Shakespearean classic. But rarely do they have the chance to be directed by a regional icon of the genre and in a performance of what’s arguably regarded as a touchstone for English literature. For the past four weeks, Chapman

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