Tag: acting

Slideshow: Salem Witch Trials take a modern spin

(Image Credit: Nikki Gerald) Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor A new and fresh version of an American classic play, “The Crucible,” was recently performed by Mason’s School of Theater at Harris Theatre.  The last showing of the play was November 1,…

“Air Pump” ties centuries of science

Ian Brinksman, staff writer Upon learning the Mason Players’ current season would be named the “Season of Innovation,” School of Theater Performance faculty member and show director Mary Lechter knew she had the perfect play. “I’ve been a big fan…

Professor uses life experience to empower youth

This story was originally published in the March 02 issue of Fourth Estate. Kelsey Davidson and Asher Ackman, staff writers There are few teachers that invest so much of themselves into their student’s well-being. Donovan Hall is a graduate teaching…

Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights

Cynthia Jessup, staff writer It is a tale of horror and lost love. Last weekend, the Aquila Theater brought Emily Bronte’s work, “Wuthering Heights,” to Mason’s Center for the Arts. This adaption focused on the relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy….

Mason Fringe: Theater Review

Two very different plays with one common thread: love. From Wednesday through Sunday, the plays “The Blue Room” and “Almost, Maine” will alternate performances in the Mason Fringe. Ken Elston’s, director of the School of Theatre, wrote that the Mason…

Mason Improv Association amazes crowd in first performance

Last Friday, the Mason Improv Association held its first performance of the year in the JC Bistro. MIA’s entire performance was fantastic and hilarious. Though the scenes performed were not practiced beforehand, it was clear that an unbelievable amount of…