Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Wright State Theatre presents modern take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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Wright State Theatre continues its 40th season with a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Nov. 14–23. Continue reading

‘Hot Mikado’ Review – Wright State University – Gotta Dance!

Wright State Theatre presents crowd-pleasing musical 'Hot Mikado'

Excerpt Without a doubt the first pleasant surprise of the fall is the area premiere of Wright State University’s highly entertaining and fabulously choreographed “Hot Mikado,” Rob Bowman and David H. Bell’s little-known 1986 jazz-era twist on Gilbert and Sullivan’s … Continue reading

Acting natural

Jason Kaufman brings his theater, movie, television moves to Wright State
Jason Kaufman

After performing on the stage and in movies and TV, Jason Kaufman teaches acting to students hoping for careers on Broadway and in Hollywood. Continue reading

Wright State Theatre presents crowd-pleasing musical ‘Hot Mikado’

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Wright State Theatre continues its 40th season with the smash hit musical “Hot Mikado” in the Festival Playhouse Oct. 23 to Nov. 9. Continue reading

Wright State stages ‘Hot Mikado’

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Excerpt Wright State University’s 40th anniversary season continues Thursday, Oct. 23 with its opening of the rarely staged, dance-heavy musical “The Hot Mikado,” a swinging 1940s jazz and blues twist on the classic 1885 Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “The … Continue reading

Tom Hanks’ strong connection to Wright State University springs from his early acting days

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, co-chair of Wright State’s Rise.Shine. fundraising campaign, has a long-running love affair with the university. Continue reading

‘Fences’ review – Wright State University – The American family in conflict

Wright State Theatre opens 2014–15 season with August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

Excerpt August Wilson’s tremendously visceral 1987 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Fences,” among the finest inclusions in his remarkable 10-play “Pittsburgh Cycle” chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century, opens Wright State University’s 40th anniversary season with emotionally riveting … Continue reading

Wright State Theatre opens 2014–15 season with August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

Wright State Theatre opens 2014–15 season with August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

Wright State Theatre presents August Wilson’s landmark drama “Fences” in the Festival Playhouse Sept. 18–28. Continue reading

Wright State opens 40th season with ‘Fences’

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Excerpt August Wilson’s 1987 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Fences,” an indelible portion of Wilson’s impressive 10-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century, opens Wright State University’s 40th anniversary season Thursday. In this profound, riveting tale … Continue reading

Staff, units recognized for excellence

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Staff are recognized for excellence in areas such as leadership, human relations, service, collaboration and innovation. Continue reading