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Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Maximino Cisneros,

August 23, 2017

On August 5, the Bay Area said farewell to their production of Hamilton, a Broadway play about the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, which enjoyed a five month Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. On July 22, I decided to attend a showing of the musical. A ticket cost $200, which ...

East bay theater troupe to reenact Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”

East bay theater troupe to reenact Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

For the first time ever, Cal State East Bays theatre production will perform Shakespeare's “Cymbeline” at the University Theatre on Nov. 11-12 and 18-20. The play was chosen by professional director, Marc Jacobs, who played a small role as a soldier in the Stratford Shakespearean festival in Ontario, Ca...

Play examines life, love and death within community


Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

October 29, 2015

A Pulitzer Prize winning production, “Our Town” follows the lives of two families, the Webbs and the Gibbs through life, love, marriage and death. Directing the production is Darryl V Jones, a CSUEB professor of 10 years who previously directed several productions on campus including, “In t...

Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens new season


Ian James Vitaga,

August 27, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre kicks off a new season this month with “By The Way Meet Vera Stark,” a satire by award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage that portrays one woman’s hardships with racial profiling in the film industry during the 1930s told as a satire. “This season is about secrets...

Play examines sex trade in Oakland

Play examines sex trade in Oakland

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

March 10, 2015

In her previous three plays, the Oakland-based playwright Tracie Collins tackled women’s rights and race relations. In her upcoming production, “A Cold Piece of Werk,” Collins focuses on another topical issue that’s right in her backyard: sex trafficking. In “A Cold Piece of Werk,” Collin...

Hayward company to produce “Three Sisters”

Douglas Morrison Theater’s Miriam Ani, Kate Dunlop Tomatis, and Daria Hepps rehearse earlier this year for “Three Sisters.”

Sam Benavidez,
Arts & Life Editor

February 5, 2015

The Douglas Morrison Theater in Hayward is holding daily rehearsals, sometimes up to 12 hours on weekends, leading up to Feb. 13th’s opening night of their production of “Three Sisters.” The company’s production of the Anton Chekhov-written play from 1901 takes on a more modern and relatable approach. “Three Sisters,...

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