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OC Weekly’s Midyear Guide to the Best Local Theater

It’s summertime, and even though the living ain’t always the easiest, OC summertime sure beats the hell out of Stockton summertime. And for those of you who want to immerse yourself in a little bit of artsy-fartsy culture, there’s plenty of stuff both...

Artistic Exposure

Victoria Zepeda, a fourth-year drama major, immersed herself in the arts this year when she stepped up to direct the Brown Bag Theater Co.’s spring production, “Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá” (“Neither Here, Nor There”).

“In Conversation with the Hamilton Stage Management Team” at UCI

UCI Drama and Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Director and Professor in Stage Management, hosted a panel discussion with the Philip touring cast of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s hit show “Hamilton.”

Former Broadway performer directs UCI's ‘American Idiot’ production

Most students in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine aspire to careers on Broadway. Andrew Palermo is bringing Broadway to the students.

“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.

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