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Theatre

Making Gatsby great
Theatre Lawrence production the perfect challenge for director
April 10, 2014
Theatre Lawrence’s production of “The Great Gatsby,” which kicks off Friday and runs through April 27, tells the story a Jazz Age millionaire and the young man who is drawn to him.
KU to stage Nobel laureate’s ‘The Other Shore’
April 10, 2014
The theater is an interesting place to experience abstract art. Because a play happens live, the audience expects concrete representations of place through the set, of characterization through costuming and of action through sound and motion.
Theatre Lawrence announces 2014-2015 season
April 3, 2014
Theatre Lawrence has announced its lineup of shows for the 2014-2015 season. Early ticket sales begin May 1.
Theatre Lawrence to host Volunteer Fair
March 26, 2014
Theatre Lawrence is having a Volunteer Fair on Thursday, where participants can learn about various positions at the theater and the time commitments for each area.
2014 Spring Arts Guide
March 16, 2014
Mark your calendars for some hot events of the spring season including touring musicians, community productions and exhibitions.
Puppeteer, Lawrence native returns for Arts Center’s ‘Pinocchio’
March 6, 2014
Spencer Lott has a long history at the Lawrence Arts Center. The Lawrence native and Kansas University graduate is now a teaching artist at New York’s New Victory Theater, but he’s back in town for the Arts Center’s new production of “Pinocchio.”
Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Other Desert Cities’ explores secrets, family dynamics
February 27, 2014
Few things are more powerful than a secret. And, if they get out, few things are more destructive. That’s the hook of Theatre Lawrence’s new production, “Other Desert Cities.”
KU students’ production puts 3 spins on ‘Hamlet’
February 13, 2014
One of the hardest things to do in art is to make something old and familiar fresh. Danny Devlin has some ideas about that. “‘Hamlet’ is the most well-known, well-researched play ever,” he says. “We’re taking three very different approaches to it.”
Vicki Lawrence and ‘Mama’ to perform at the Oread
February 6, 2014
Vicki Lawrence is traveling across the country for her co-written cabaret-style two-woman production; both parts played by herself, of course.
Divas duel for Theatre Lawrence
January 31, 2014
When it comes to fundraising, a little competition is good for the bottom line. So the thinking goes at Theatre Lawrence, which is preparing to hold its annual “Dueling Divas” event Saturday night at its 4660 Bauer Farm Drive location. Eight local singers compete against each other “American Idol”-style to see who can raise the most money.
Frank’s hosting night of ‘90s TV nostalgia
January 16, 2014
The cast from Under the Table Productions is putting together their own live-stage rendition of a well-known episode of early ‘90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell.”
Theatre Lawrence takes on Hitchcock in spoof ‘Wrong Window’
January 16, 2014
“Wrong Window,” which opens Friday at Theatre Lawrence, is about as different from heavy drama as one could imagine. The 2008 comic caper spoofs a number of Alfred Hitchcock films, especially “Rear Window.”
Theatre Lawrence to hold auditions for ‘Other Desert Cities’
January 12, 2014
Theatre Lawrence is holding auditions for Jon Robin Baitz drama “Other Desert Cities” at 7 p.m. Monday.
Arts Center holding ‘Pinocchio’ auditions
January 5, 2014
It’s no lie: The Lawrence Arts Center will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Pinocchio” this week.
Mother grateful for ‘Christmas miracle’ after young actor collapses on Theatre Lawrence stage
December 23, 2013
When 20-year-old Jake Leet collapsed on stage Saturday night, audience members may have thought it was scripted — after all he was playing Donkey, the most physically animated character in Theatre Lawrence’s “Shrek.” But castmates quickly realized something was wrong. Leet was not breathing and had no pulse. Jake’s mother, Teri Leet of Lawrence, calls what happened next and in the following days a “Christmas miracle.” By Sara Shepherd

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