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Amanda Chandler, theater and history graduate, is pictured below (top row, third from left) with castmates from EMU Theatre’s production of Misummer Night’s Dream Redreamed.
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EMU Theater news and productions
EMU stage adaptation of Andy Carvin’s ‘Distant Witness’ immerses audience in tech-driven revolution of Arab SpringMay 4th, 2015
The story of a man with 107,000 Twitter followers – famous for publicizing the “Arab Spring” via social media – has been dramatized by Eastern Mennonite University faculty and students. Andy Carvin, then working at NPR in Washington, DC. played “distant witness” to events documented via Tweets by “citizen journalists” in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Libya …More
- March 11th, 2015
In the play “Hickorydickory,” normal people have mortal clocks behind their hearts. But others have clocks in their heads and they can hear the maddening ticking. Worse yet, they know when death will come knocking. But don’t despair! Owners of a Chicago watch repair shop know how to easily extract those maddening head clocks. That …More
- November 14th, 2014
The guiding concept behind Eastern Mennonite University’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is “drowning in excess,” says actress Makayla Baker. Fittingly, the performance begins with a shipwreck. Music, choreography, make-up and costumes inspired by carnivals and underwater dance create a visually and kinetically dynamic retelling of the play. “It is richly comic and has …More