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Gender and labor are central themes of VU Theatre spring production

Apr. 4, 2018—VU Theatre will close its 2017-18 season with "Mrs. Warren's Profession," a late Victorian-era play by George Bernard Shaw that remains very relevant on issues related to gender and labor.

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Love and changing gender roles explored in VU Theatre production

Feb. 14, 2018—'Orlando,' an adaptation of a novel by Virginia Woolf that explores love and changing gender roles, will be performed by Vanderbilt University Theatre Feb. 16–24 at Neely Auditorium.

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VU Theatre performs alumnus’ adaptation of absurdist comedy

Nov. 1, 2017—VU Theatre performs a modern adaptation of the 1920s Italian comedy "Six Characters in Search of an Author"—with five students playing slightly tweaked versions of themselves—Nov. 3-11.

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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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VUTheatre performs ‘Othello’ with street art twist

Sep. 30, 2016—The powerful Shakespearean drama 'Othello' launches VUTheatre's 2016–17 season with original music by Fred Coe artist-in-residence Paul Carrol Binkley.

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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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VU Theatre sets Molière comedy of manners in ‘It City’ Nashville

Apr. 4, 2016—Nashville's increasingly popular country music scene is the backdrop for VU Theatre's April 7-10 production of "The Misanthrope," a comedy of manners written by the renowned French playwright Molière.

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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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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 ‘The Beaux’ Stratagem’

Feb. 11, 2015—"The Beaux' Stratagem," a romantic comedy of manners originally written in 1707 by British playwright George Farquhar, will be performed by Vanderbilt University Theatre the weekends of Feb. 13 and 20.

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