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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.

“The Man Who Killed the Cure” To Save the Sickness Industry

Jared Aaron Alokozai from The New University reviews the recent UCI Drama production “The Man Who Killed the Cure” written by playwright Luke Yankee and directed by Prof. Don Hill.

25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know

The Department of Drama is is named in Backstage Magazines "25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know" article by Allie White.

Sound Design for Video Games: Bridging the Gap Between Departments

The videogame industry is a rising and ever changing industry. It takes innovation and determination to stay ahead of the curve. Vincent Olivieri and Richert Wang are well aware of that.

Summer Shakespeare: A critic's take on the secret to theatrical success

By Charles McNulty, Theater Critic August 16, 2016 Summer Shakespeare. These words can strike fear in the heart of a reluctant theatergoer. Yes, the plays are supposed to be good for you. But semiprofessional productions in which the artistic company...

Shakespeare Invades OC This Summer

... But the Shakespeare that ought to get the pulse of any Shakespeare-lover truly pulsing can be found in the county's most unique theater: the New Swan, a portable, 16-ton, three-level, steel-and-wood cylinder stationed on the campus of UC Irvine...

On Theater: UCI brushing up its Shakespeare

For a fellow who's been pondering whether to be or not to be since the 16th century, "Hamlet" certainly still gets around, especially around Orange County. Shakespeare's greatest tragedy is currently being offered at three countywide venues — Costa Mesa'