Emily Thompson, alumna of theater from Rock Falls, Pearlshana Cummings, a junior studying performance studies from Chicago and Nico Wood, a doctoral candidate in performance studies, recite a play Tuesday during auditions in the Communications Building for Athena and the Apple. Wood is the director of the play, which will debut in March at the Kleinau Theatre. “The play is made up of desire, love and exploration,” Wood said. “I want to see how well the auditioners can perform and collaborate.”

Cast planted for ‘Athena and the Apple’

In March the Kleinau Theater will present “Athena and the Apple,” but the audition process is already over. Director Nico Wood said the play is a coming-of-age love story between three high school seniors, led by the character Athena, and the way ... Continue Reading →

‘Villain’ lets its dark side show

There’s a little evil in everyone. This weekend at the Kleinau Theater, seven actors will let their evil be known. Director Brian Healy’s “Villain” explores seven characters who lead a corporate lifestyle, each with his or her own darkness. Healy, ... Continue Reading →

Visiting artist takes up residence at university

For Violet Juno, the artist-in-residence this week at the university’s Marion Kleinau theater, language can be interpreted in different ways. Juno has visited the university for residency periods since 2005. Her performance “(I’m Still Here) Language ... Continue Reading →
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