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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.

Teaching Americans to dance like Israelis

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Being an Israeli in the United States can have its challenges. Social customs are slightly different, you miss your friends and family — and the coffee’s not the same. “I want really good espresso bars, and I find it very hard to find one. I’m a...

No, Laughing Matters.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Coup de Comedy, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Improv Revolution, a 12-person college improv team co-captained by Andra and fellow drama major Vinny Tangherlini. Joel Veenstra founded iRev as a graduate student in 2010 before...