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VU Theatre opens new season with adventure tale staged as radio drama

Sep. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform "Kid Simple: A Radio Drama in the Flesh," an imaginative play that uses sound effects to help tell the story, for two weekends starting Sept. 29.

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Tichi’s stage play based on her ‘Jack London’ book

Sep. 9, 2016—'The House That Jack Built," a play by Cecilia Tichi, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, will be produced at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, Sept. 9-25.

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Arts and Science faculty collaborate on Actors Bridge production

Sep. 6, 2016—'The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep,' a play written by Diana Grisanti and directed by Associate Professor Leah Lowe, will open Sept. 9 in the Actors Bridge Studio.

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Lowe to discuss interactive theatre at (Lunch) Box talk

Apr. 29, 2016—Leah Lowe will discuss "Immersive Theatre and the Audience of the Future" when she speaks May 4 as part of the Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flair series at the Nashville Public Library.

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Original works by VU Theatre students to be performed April 21-23

Apr. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt University Theatre students will perform three original shows including an honors project by award-winning playwright Nick Mecikalski April 21-23 at Neely Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt Theatre engages audience to end Nashville poverty

Feb. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt Theatre invites the community to explore the impact of poverty and help shape a solution when it performs "How to End Poverty" Feb. 24-28 in Neely Auditorium.

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Tichi’s new play on Jack London to be unveiled at Neely Auditorium

Nov. 18, 2015—English professor Cecelia Tichi's passionate interest and research about Jack London has led to not only a book, but also a new play that actors will present in a Nov. 20 reading at Neely Auditorium.

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Contemporary Nashville the setting for Vanderbilt Theatre production

Nov. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform "City of Songs" Nov. 6-8 and 12-14. The original play, written by Brian Granger and the play's cast members, explores what it's like to live and work in Nashville during its current status as an "it" city.

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Classical stories come to life in VUT production ‘Metamorphoses’

Sep. 30, 2015—"Metamorphoses," an adaptation of Greek stories whose production features a large pool of water on the Neely Auditorium stage, will lead off the 2015-16 Vanderbilt University Theatre season.

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Vanderbilt Theatre to perform plays by Tennessee Williams

Mar. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt University Theatre presents five short plays by esteemed American playwright Tennessee Williams April 2-5 at Neely Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt Theatre production to focus on career women and success

Oct. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt Theatre opens "Top Girls," a play written in the 1980s about the impact of career choices on ambitious women, at Neely Auditorium Oct. 31.

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“The Disagreeable Theatre Hat”: Fashion, Class, and Audiences in America’s Gilded Age

May. 16, 2014—Watch video of a faculty seminar during Commencement 2014. Throughout the late 19th century, the large hats that women wore to the theatre blocked the view of spectators sitting behind them prompting outraged newspaper editorials, debate in state legislatures, and on at least one occasion, a physical fight. This talk examines the controversies surrounding the...

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