Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A&C Recommends: USM Theatre presents “Doubt”

Posted on February 01, 2014 by caldrich in Arts & Culture, Recommends

(From left to right) Junior theatre major Ashley Rood, sophmore theatre major David Bliss, and senior theatre major Hannah Perry rehearse a scene from Doubt, a show full of suspicion, paranoia and accusation.

This week four USM students will take on the Portland Stage in a production of Doubt, the 1960s drama set in St. Nicholas’, a New York catholic school. A Pulitizer-prize winning stage play written by John Shanley will be under the direction of USM professor of theatre William Steele. Amidst the aftermath of Kennedy’s assassination, […]

Students study with artist Anna Helper

Posted on December 01, 2013 by caldrich in Arts & Culture

Anna Helper spoke to multiple art classes after her lecture on Nov. 14 about exploring new ideas, the creative process, artistic community and her own work.

In an effort to describe and defy artistic comfort zones and exploring art forms, visiting artist Anna Hepler dedicated her Thursday afternoon on Nov. 14, speaking to students and faculty at USM in Burnham Lounge of Robie-Andrews Hall. Some of her pieces have been featured in exhibitions from Suyana Space in, Seattle, WA to the […]

Arts & Culture Recommends: The Cripple of Inishmaan

Posted on November 11, 2013 by caldrich in Arts & Culture, Recommends

(Top, left to right) Junior theatre majors Zac Stern and Sarah Kennedy, senior theatre major Hannah Perry and sophomore theatre major Martin Bodenheimer rehearsing on an unfinished set. (Bottom, left to right) Senior theatre major Tom Campbell, junior theatre major Elinor Strandskov and senior theatre major Dalton Kimball rehearsing weeks before the opening of the USM production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, an English black comedy.

This weekend at Russell Hall, comedy manifests itself in politically incorrect and somewhat offensive humor. Liberal college students are welcomed to this button-pushing production. “The show is unkindness wrapped in comedy,” said sophomore theatre major Zac Stearn, who plays the protagonist Billy Claven, referred to as “Crippled Billy,” in the USM Theatre Department’s production of […]

USM brings King’s high school horror to life

Posted on November 04, 2013 by caldrich in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre

(Left to right) Senior musical theater major Emily Davis, teases senior musical theater major  Eileen Hanley (Carrie) in an infamous scene that takes place in a girls locker room.

Musical theater majors at USM sacrificed their Halloween plans last week to celebrate the night by bringing a classic New England horror story to life at Corthell Music Hall. Only eight months ago, the rights to release CARRIE the Musical  became available, and the USM School of Music didn’t waste any time bringing the story […]

Social media connects students in multiple ways

Posted on October 22, 2013 by caldrich in Arts & Culture, Features

Addicted to social media? It’s okay, so is everybody else. Whether it be an occasional tweet or a Facebook birthday greeting, everyone, from your grandmother to your 10 year-old neighbor, is popping up online. In the Myspace days, it all seemed so new and exciting. Now, social media is just another part of our daily […]

Recommends: USM Theatre presents Night Sky

Posted on October 09, 2013 by caldrich in Arts & Culture, Recommends

Plays aren’t just all romance, singing and dancing – sometimes, they’re just like real life. This weekend at Russell Hall the USM Theatre Department will debut its production of Night Sky that will run Thursday through Sunday. In Night Sky, a family fights and an accident happens in this story that any audience can relate […]