Will Mulligan

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Sophomore English and Theater major Lilly Grey Rudge works in costume preparation for UP Theater's production of  “House of Desires”.

UP Theater masks up to laugh for ‘House of Desires’

For the first time since March 2020, UP Theater is staging a full production, “House of Desires” written by Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz in 1683. In contrast to the staged reading of “You Cannot Undo This Action” earlier this semester, this play involves all the familiar elements of theater: costumes, sets, blocking and lighting.

Student members of the UP theater program rehearse for their upcoming production of, "You Cannot Undo This Action" which will be shown from September 22nd to the 26th at 7:30 pm in the Mago Hunt Center.

Award winning play ushers in return to Mago Hunt

Prepare to leave your computer screens behind for UP’s first in-person performance since March 2020. The cast and crew of You Cannot Undo This Action, takes aim at social media, while eschewing Zoom boxes for the stage at Mago Hunt Theater.

The UP theater department’s upcoming production of “Clue,” will be playing virtually on April 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Photo Courtesy of Geek and Sundry

Find out whodunnit with performance of “Clue”

If you’ve ever played the boardgame “Clue” or read an Agatha Christie novel, this might sound familiar: Somebody has been murdered, probably on a dark and stormy night and anyone could be the culprit. This is the routine inciting incident for the theater department’s upcoming production of “Clue,” playing virtually on April 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

Poster for "The Public" set to run on March 12th and 13th courtesy of Theater at UP.Screen Capture by Andrew Gotshall

‘The Public’: UP theater finds solace in the strange

If you’ve never heard of “The Public” before, you’re not alone. The surrealist nature of the play has made it an obscure one, outside of typical drama circles, and the story behind it is as dramatic as the plot itself. The playwright, Frederico Garcia Lorca, was assassinated by the Spanish government before the script was fully complete. The only reason the UP Theater department can put the show on is because Lorca gave all his important documents and papers to a friend for safekeeping, before he was killed. “The Public'” was among these documents.

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