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“Hecuba” – Returning to theater’s roots

Cassie Hollasch May 1, 2021
As May approaches, there is a newfound warmth in the air: warmth that comes with summer looming over the horizon, and a sense of warmth that accompanies the hope that for once, the pandemic may have an end that is in sight. Even though, like the erratic weather we have been seeing lately, nothing about COVID-19 has been predictable, things are looking brighter these days as things are starting to seem normal, or at least, normal-adjacent again. This normalcy comes as a saving grace to many professions and fields impacted by the pandemic, particularly theater. While theater at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has been far from stagnant this past school year, its newest show “Hecuba” marks the return of live shows on campus as well as a return to theater’s roots: Greek drama.
Theatre Dept. adapts to COVID-19 restrictions

Theatre Dept. adapts to COVID-19 restrictions

Rhianwen Watkins April 2, 2021
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Theatre Department faced many challenges this year as they navigated ways to cope with COVID-19 restrictions amidst performing their 2020-2021 performance season.
UNH Theatre excels in Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

UNH Theatre excels in “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins”

Cassie Hollasch December 7, 2020
A village forced into darkness. Eight nights to bring light and joy back. Eight terrifying goblins, each more fearsome than the last. One clever wanderer who can outsmart them and save Hanukkah.

UNH’s Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins: A Storybook Retelling for All Ages

Cassie Hollasch November 23, 2020
As November steadily winds to an end, the days are becoming darker and darker- both literally as night begins to draw in earlier each day, bringing with it a taste of winter, and metaphorically as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are once more on the rise. But not all hope is lost in the darkness. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of light and determination in the world to make things right and persevere in the face of daunting circumstances. Perhaps that’s what makes the University of New Hampshire’s newest filmed theatre production “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” just the show we need right now.
A midpandemic night’s show - Theatre department puts on “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

A midpandemic night’s show – Theatre department puts on “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Cassie Hollasch November 12, 2020
Last week the University of New Hampshire’s Theatre and Dance department released a filmed production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by Deb Kinghorn. This supernatural play of confused lovers, feuding fairies, and overly eager thespians marks a deviation from the department’s general approach to theatre. As a result of COVID-19 and the limitations it has put on theatre, the production took a note from the Bard himself and made the world their stage - or at least, the university’s campus.

The UNH Theater Scene: different but alive during COVID-19

Hannah Donahue September 25, 2020
Fall has finally arrived and to the pleasant surprise of everyone, we are still here on campus, starting our fourth week.

Review: Oedipus at Colonus

Bret Belden March 2, 2017

Imagine, for a moment, a world in which free will is non-existent, and your fate was pre-determined before your birth. You can try as hard as you can to escape fate, but you have no choice in the matter,...

USNH collaborates on three-part theater event

Bret Belden February 24, 2017

Though the Oedipus Cycle plays were created hundreds of years ago, professor of theatre and humanities David Richman thinks that current students at UNH will have a lot to learn from these classic productions.  “This...

Rock musical opens in the PCAC Wednesday night

Bret Belden October 6, 2016

  This fall, the UNH Theater and Dance Department has decided to reenact “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” a contemporary rock musical about the seventh president of the U.S. Theater & Dance...

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