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Russian tale brought to life

“The Fool of the World,” a famous Russian folktale originally written for children, will come to life under the direction of senior Thomas Benoist this semester. Benoist was introduced to the script last year while working on another student’s senior project, “Grimm’s Tales.” He chose to direct “Fool” for its youthful qualities. “Theater has helped

Theatre department to premiere professor’s work

Acting in a play is an exhilarating experience, but shaping the script of the play as it is written is a rare pleasure. It is one which Butler University theatre students are enjoying with the department’s production of “Pigeons.” Dan Barden, an associate English professor,  wrote “Pigeons.” The play is set in Greenwich Village, N.Y.,

Dance students explore Indian culture

Butler Theater’s new production of an ancient Sanskrit farce, “The Priest and the Prostitute,” premieres Thursday in Lilly Hall. Director Kunju Vasudevan’s vision of the 1,400-year-old play drums up more than just a provocative title. The Christel DeHaan Visiting International Theatre Artist is teaching and directing at Butler University this fall, along with Bhasi Puligara,

Senior theater major wows

Senior theater major Becca Muszynski’s senior project, devised-theater play “Split Second,” which ran last weekend, has simultaneously raised the bar for future theater students and attested to the strength of the theater program. Muszynski’s piece was a solid introduction to devised theater, or improvisation for non-theater majors. The piece had structure and a theme, but

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