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NSU Theatre and Virginia Stage present “The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” Oct. 8-11

Norfolk State University Theatre and the Virginia Stage Company are partnering for a special virtual presentation of The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders. First performed as part of VSC’s Season 39, this virtual production will include a mixture of zoom performances from the original cast as well as recorded musical … Continue reading

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Campus Life / Local / Theater & Dance

“The Amen Corner” captured audiences just before spring break

by Sarah Campos Norfolk State University is home to Virginia’s most nationally recognized collegiate theatre program. Also, America’s most nationally recognized HBCU Theatre program in the last five years, NSU has struck again with a stellar program. From March 5-8, 2020 NSU’s theatre company presented James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner. A three-act play, James Baldwin’s … Continue reading

Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked uncovers a surprise
Art / Books / Celebrities / Europe / National / Science / Theater & Dance

Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked uncovers a surprise

LONDON (AP) — London’s relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city’s history — one with a surprise for scholars of Shakespearean theater. Archaeologists are excavating the remains of the Curtain, a 16th-century playhouse where some of the Bard’s plays were first staged, before a new apartment tower sprouts on the site. … Continue reading

New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin
Politics / Theater & Dance

New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trayvon Martin has often been in the thoughts of playwright and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj in the four years since the 17-year-old unarmed black boy was shot and killed after a confrontation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. He has wondered about Martin’s dreams, his life and the moments before he died. Maharaj … Continue reading

Bethesda kicks off E3 with ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout 4’
Theater & Dance

Bethesda kicks off E3 with ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout 4’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bethesda jump started the Electronic Entertainment Expo by showing off the latest installments of “Fallout” and “Doom.” The video game publisher launched this year’s annual video game extravaganza Sunday night with its first-ever E3 press conference at the Dolby Theatre. Bethesda Softworks spent most of its 90-minute briefing showcasing scenes from … Continue reading

‘Newsies’ cast holds dance workshop for DC-area students
Theater & Dance

‘Newsies’ cast holds dance workshop for DC-area students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cast of Disney’s “Newsies” musical is hosting a dance workshop with Washington-area students at the Newseum. The workshop Friday will include 200 students from Manassas Park Middle School in northern Virginia. It is part of Disney’s initiative to promote healthier lifestyles through the arts. The Tony Award-winning “Newsies” will be at … Continue reading