“The Fourth Wall” offers postmodern examination of theatre

Staci Poston, Assistant Editor
March 2, 2011

Francis Marion University’s Theatre staged a production of A.R. Gurney’s “The Fourth Wall” from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19. Associate Professor of Theatre History Dr. Dawn Larsen directed the play with the assistance of C.J. Miller, who served as dramaturge, someone who assists with the... Read more »

Theatre Deparment plans upcoming play: “The Fourth Wall” will hit the stage this month

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer
February 9, 2011

Francis Marion University theatre’s next production will be A.R. Gurney’s “The Fourth Wall.” The performances will be held on Feb. 17 to Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. each night. “The Fourth Wall” is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Dawn Larsen. The production’s... Read more »

American Shakespeare Center performs “As You Like It”

Jasmine Moultrie, Staff Writer
November 17, 2010

Students, faculty and members of the Florence community filled the Chapman Auditorium recently to see the American Shakespeare Center perform William Shakespeare’s play “As You Like It.” “As You Like It” is a romantic comedy that shows love in various forms: love that grows... Read more »

Theatre Department performs “Spoon River Anthology” to full house

Katie Kelley

Lindsay Buchanan, Senior Writer
November 3, 2010

Students, faculty and members of the Florence community filled the Hyman Fine Arts Center recently to see Francis Marion’s Theatre Department perform “Spoon River Anthology.” The set lent itself to a mysterious air in its simplicity of bare tombstones and a limited color palette... Read more »

American Shakespeare Center to perform “As You Like It”

Josh Knight, Staff Writer
November 3, 2010

On Nov. 12, the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) will perform Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It.” The performance will take place in Chapman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s most... Read more »

Performance of “Lot O’ Shakespeare” coming to Francis Marion on Nov. 11: One-man theatre production promises to bring life to Shakespearean monologues

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer
November 3, 2010

FMU’s Artists and Lecture Series and the FMU English Department will be sponsoring “Lot O’ Shakespeare,” a one-man theater production with a Shakespearean theme. The production will take place on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium in the McNair Science Building. “Lot... Read more »

Recent graduate Ashley Leamon plans year of theatre

Leamon

Staci Poston, Assistant Editor
October 6, 2010

Many students who choose to pursue a graduate degree take a year off after earning their bachelor’s degree. This hiatus provides time for the students to figure out exactly where they want to go in life and how to best pursue this goal while also giving them time to recharge from all of the... Read more »

Poetry-driven play comes to FMU

Lindsay Buchanan, Senior Writer
October 6, 2010

Francis Marion’s Theatre Department will be presenting Edgar Lee Master’s “Spoon River Anthology” this month at the Hyman Fine Arts Center on campus. From Oct. 21 to 23 interested theatre lovers can escape in this poetry-driven play that explores the individual lives of those... Read more »

Group attends Burning Man

Josh Knight, Staff Writer
September 22, 2010

Associate Professor of Theatre History Dr. Dawn Larsen and two Francis Marion students recently embarked on a QEP-sponsored trip to the fine arts festival known as “Burning Man.” Burning Man is a gathering of 50,000+ artists, performers and travelers. The event takes place in the austere... Read more »

“Big River” comes to Little Theatre

Lindsay Buchanan, Senior Writer
September 8, 2010

The Florence Little Theatre (FLT) will take audience members down the Mississippi River on Sept. 17-25 when the cast and crew members of “Big River” will be performing an adaptation of Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn.” Kristen Kiely, assistant professor of Spanish at Francis... Read more »