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March 5, 2012

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Rossum’s Universal Robots

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots last weekend in the Williams Center for the Arts. Written in 1920 by Czech author Karel Capek, the play is an expressionistic journey into genetic engineering on a mass scale and predicted a mechanized world without emotions and without individual rights. It introduced the [...]

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January 30, 2012

On Her Way: Huong “Lyn” Nguyen ’15 Finds Her Voice by Writing Award-Winning Play

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Huong “Lyn” Nguyen ’15 has often felt that being a non-native speaker of English hinders her ability to communicate. But playwriting has helped her find her voice and given her an outlet to express herself. Nguyen (Upper Darby, Pa.) is the author of On the Way, which explores the lives of a Vietnamese family after the [...]

The Williams Visual Arts Building serves as the anchor for the College's new Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street.

December 21, 2011

Lafayette Will Infuse the Arts Throughout Curriculum with Mellon Foundation Support

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With major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Lafayette’s vision of infusing the arts throughout the curriculum will become a reality. The foundation has awarded a grant of $800,000 to support the College’s Global Arts Infusion and Visiting Artists Initiative. The key objectives are to integrate further the performing and visual arts throughout the [...]

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November 30, 2011

Photo Galleries: College Theater Presents Rent and Tenn

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In November, College Theater presented productions of Rent and Tenn. Winner of four Tony Awards in 1996 and the Pulitzer Prize, Jonathan Larson’s Rent is a contemporary classic based on the Puccini opera La Bohème. The production was directed and choreographed by Mary Jo Lodge, assistant professor of English. Produced by students in the Stage [...]

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October 18, 2011

College Theater Presents Man = Carrot Circus

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As part of the Art of Urban Environments Festival in Easton, College Theater presented performances by the internationally acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater. Seven Vermont puppeteers and musicians collaborated with members of the Lafayette and Easton communities to put on Man = Carrot Circus. The performances included live music, singing, puppets of various shapes and sizes, [...]

Brett Billings '12 performs in College Theater's production of "An Enemy of the People."

October 14, 2011

Students Stretch Artistic Limits through Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship Program

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Artistic creations often exist as lasting monuments to their creators, and each year, a select group of students gets an exciting opportunity to leave their own stamp on the College’s vibrant art community. Now in its third year, the Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship supports students in turning their artistic visions into realities. CaPA [...]

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October 10, 2011

Lafayette College Theater Presents Bread and Puppet Theater Oct. 14-15

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As part of the Art of Urban Environments Festival in Easton, College Theater is presenting two performances of the internationally acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater Friday, Oct. 14 on The Quad and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Farmers’ Market in Centre Square, Easton. Seven Vermont puppeteers and musicians will collaborate with members of the Lafayette [...]

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October 5, 2011

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents The Laramie Project

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College Theater presented a staged reading of The Laramie Project Sept 29, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1 at the Williams Center for the Arts. The Laramie Project depicts the events surrounding the death of Matthew Shepard, a young, gay university student who in 1998 was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of [...]

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September 26, 2011

Student Bloggers Share Thoughts and Experiences Abroad and On Campus

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Morgan West ’13 (Huntington Beach, Calif.), a neuroscience major with a minor in health care and society, is traveling to Switzerland, India, China, and South Africa this semester for a comparative health care study.  In addition to her studies, highlights of her time in Basel, Switzerland, include “an amazing public transport system, fantastic wursts, and [...]

College Theater presented the play Ubu Roi at the new Williams Arts Plaza last season.

September 6, 2011

College Theater Explores Civil Rights on Stage and in Classroom

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During its 2011-12 season, Lafayette College Theater will present the hit musical Rent, along with a play that introduced the word “robot” into the English language; a play about the homophobia-fueled murder of a college student; and several other productions which all tie into the theme of “Righting Civil Wrongs.” This season is also notable [...]