The show goes on for ‘The 39 Steps’ after weather delays

After having its opening weekend spoiled by the winter storm last weekend, The Stage Company will premiere “The 39 Steps” Dec. 13 – 15. “The 39 Steps” debuts at the Varsity Center for the Arts and is an adaption of a John Buchan spy novel and ... Continue Reading →

Huck Finn debuts new faces in summer show

A second-time actor from the Stage Company says the pressure to play the prestigious role of Tom Sawyer makes him sweat. “It’s nerve racking, especially since I’m not very good at memorizing lines, every single day I’m back stage reading my lines ... Continue Reading →

Varsity play charms, reflects societal progress

Louise Maske probably never thought an accidental slip of her undergarments would demonstrate just how far society has come since the early 20th century. “The Underpants,” a play adapted by comedic actor Steve Martin from the 1910 farce by German ... Continue Reading →

Musicians arrange tornado benefit

It didn’t take much to get more than a dozen area artists on board with the Gone With the Wind benefit concert for Harrisburg. In fact, all it took was a simple question. Organizer Bill Carter, who is a musician himself, said he posted on Facebook asking ... Continue Reading →

Cabaret Decadance to bring sass, laughs to Varsity center

With its first full musical play, Carbondale song and dance troupe Cabaret Decadance will once again strut its stuff at the Varsity Center for the Arts Saturday. Though “Love Gets the Last Laugh” pays homage to many influences from the past, writer ... Continue Reading →

Stage Company celebrates 30 year anniversary

This weekend, Stage Company actors will once again perform a classic courtroom drama that pits a fundamentalist prosecuting attorney against his long-time rival, a free-thinking defense lawyer. “Inherit the Wind,” the keynote presentation for the ... Continue Reading →

Film Fridays to fill cinema void with alternative movies

The fourth series of Film Fridays at the Varsity Center for the Arts begins this week and will once again bring alternative programming to Carbondale. Susan Felleman, associate professor of cinema, said the program has evolved since she began it in 2010, ... Continue Reading →

Woman tries to keep local art scene alive

Carbondale may not be a metropolitan paradise when it comes to art, but there’s more to the scene than what is first visible. Busy schedules and unfamiliarity with the area may prevent a stronger bond between the university and community art scenes, ... Continue Reading →
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