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UCI Theatre Promises Passionate Performances

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Love theater but hate driving up to LA? Me, too! So let's take advantage of having UCIrvine's Department of Drama right in our own backyard. Check out these three upcoming shows. The Last Lifeboat looks at the Titanic tragedy from a different...

Sweet Smell of Success musical coming to the Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Monday, September 1, 2014

The musical “Sweet Smell of Success” is coming to the University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts from 5/30/2015 to 6/6/2015. Sweet Smell of Success (Music by the late Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Craig...

A Tale of Two Shakespeares

Thursday, August 7, 2014

tale of two Shakespeare companies: one benefiting from an intimate relationship with the well-funded, respected UC Irvine theater department and has created one of the most striking performance venues you will ever see; the other a gypsy troupe that...

‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Hyperbole: bard’ at UCI’s New Swan, ‘Tempest’ brewing

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

After seeing a production of “Twelfth Night” last year, I decided it wasn’t one of Shakespeare’s better plays. New Swan Shakespeare Festival’s current production (running through Aug. 30 at UC Irvine) has convinced me there’s more to it...


Friday, August 1, 2014

A poignant moment is captured during the presidential address at UCI.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night

Thursday, July 10, 2014

You’ll understand the “no late seating” warning if you first take in the amazing New Swan Shakespeare Festival’s sustainable, portable outdoor mini-Elizabethan theatre in daylight hours, a reproduction built...

New Swan Shakespeare Festival returns to UC Irvine

Monday, July 7, 2014

Eli Simon knows a thing or two about giving William Shakespeare’s plays a breath of fresh air. Simon serves as the artistic director for the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, a seven-week-long event to be hosted at UC Irvine from Thursday through...

Andrew Palermo's World Premiere of NICKEL MINES to Play Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 5/31-6/7

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Nickel Mines, an original work by Creator/Director/Choreographer and faculty member Andrew Palermo, as its final offering in a season which has focused on the theme of...

Best of 2014: Audio Escape

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Digital Arts undergrads created Pintour, this Kickstarter-funded project, in which large Google Maps-style pins are placed throughout the arts school. Scanning the pins’ QR codes links you to various audio tours, each with its own narrative and set of cha

Erasing Pereira

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

William Pereira’s meticulous master plan for UC Irvine has not just been ignored—but undone. Our critic, architect Alan Hess, calls for a return to Pereira’s futuristic vision and philosophy.