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“Plumas Negras” Tells the Story of Generations

"Plumas Negras" tells the story of a multi-generational legacy

UCI Drama Presents: “Mrs. Packard” Refuses to Be Silenced

UCI Drama Presents: “Mrs. Packard” Refuses to Be Silenced

UC Irvine drama program to present “Mrs. Packard,” portraying 19th century women’s rights advocate

UCI presents Mrs. Packard a portrayal of early advocate for woman's rights and mentally ill.

Rock opera 'Chess' develops a metaphor for political and romantic intrigue

Cris Gross from the LA Times interviews director Robin Buck about the Department of Drama's production of CHESS, part of the 2017/18 Season "The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business." .

New Swan Shakespeare Festival named Best Theater/Playhouse in OC Weekly’s “Best of 2017” issue

"Yes, the theater founded by UC Irvine professor Eli Simon benefits from close access to the infrastructure, as well as the past and present talent of the university, and to compare its output—two plays and a handful of special events each summer..."

‘Tempest’ in Irvine sweeps us to a land where magic is the norm

Eric Marchese from the Orange County Register reviews New Swan Shakespeare Festival's THE TEMPEST.

In Irvine, ‘Shrew’ pits rebel ’70s against conformist ’80s

Eric Marchese from the Orange County Register reviews New Swan Shakespeare Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival Returns With THE TEMPEST and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Critic Joel Beers from OC WEEKLY reviews New Swan Shakespeare Festival's productions of THE TEMPEST and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

On Theater: UCI's sixth New Swan Theater festival will feature ‘Tempest’ and ‘Shrew’

Tom Titus review's New Swan Shakespeare Festival's sixth season.

UCI Drama’s “Avenue Q” Puts Adulthood to Music, Comedy, and Puppets

The New University's reporter Hubert Ta reviews UCI Drama's spring musical, AVENUE Q.

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