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NU Theatre Presents ‘Mother Hicks’

March 16, 2017

Mother Hicks, by Suzan Zeder, from March 23-27 is earth, and fire, and water, and blood, and tears… Directed by Steve Braddock, director of NU Theatre, Mother Hicks is the inspiring folkloric story of three Depression-era outsiders: Girl, an orphan who is passed from home to home; Tuc, a young... Read on →

NU Players Present ‘The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds’

February 16, 2017

From Feb. 24-26, the Niagara University Players will present an entirely student-run production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall. Directed by Sabrina Kahwaty, a senior theatre major at NU, The... Read on →

Students directing during the Short Play Festival

Short Play Festival Thrusts Students into Director Roles

February 8, 2017

“Art isn’t good or bad, it is about what effect is has on you.” – Johnny Barden, ’17 As the second semester began at Niagara University, the juniors in the theatre department produced their annual showcase of 10-minute short plays. Many may not know that NU students have the privilege to... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents 2017 Short Play Festival

January 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Comedies, dramas, and everything in-between from Jan. 20-28 when NU presents its annual Short Play Festival – a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays. If one is not to your taste, you only have to wait 10 minutes until the next one. Some of the plays contain adult situations and language. The... Read on →

SACM Leaders Celebrate Semester’s End with NU’s Saudi Student Association

December 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Saudi Student Association at Niagara University held a daylong event Dec. 2 to celebrate the graduation of 21 students. Dr. Abdulghani Alharbi, assistant cultural attaché of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, offered the afternoon’s keynote address and then was joined by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

November 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

This Dec. 1-11, Niagara University Theatre will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the award-winning musical by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin and Rebecca Feldman. It is the hilarious tale of six prepubescent, misfit contestants, vying for the championship of a lifetime, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to... Read on →

Discussion, Photo Exhibit Highlight Celebration of Cuba at Niagara University

November 4, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Last spring, 22 Niagara University students and three faculty members engaged in an intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. On Nov. 3, several of the participants shared stories, reflections, photographs and research from their experience. The event, which was hosted by NU’s Office of International Relations and department of political... Read on →

NU Theatre Opens ‘Stage Door’ Nov. 3

October 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

From Nov. 3-13, the stage will be set for possibilities and promises as NU Theatre presents Stage Door by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe, adjunct professor of speech for the actor, Stage Door is a legitimate valentine to the theatre, paying tribute to those... Read on →

Speakers at this year's 'Rally in Gally' included, from left, Dr. Lisa Williams, Dr. Tenpao Lee, Scott Bieler, president and CEO of West Herr Automotive Group, Joe Winter, and Dr. Derek Wesley.

College of Business Administration Holds 2nd Annual ‘Rally in Gally’

October 11, 2016

The College of Business Administration’s second annual “Rally in Gally” took place Wednesday, Sept. 28. Approximately 350 business students, distinguished guests, advisory board members and faculty came together to celebrate their connections to one another and their Vincentian mission and heritage. Headlining the event as the keynote speaker was... Read on →

NU Theatre Kicks Off 53rd Season with ‘The Macbeth Insurgency’

October 5, 2016

From October 13-17, NU Theatre presents The Macbeth Insurgency (Shakespeare Deconstructed) to launch its 53rd season. Adapted and directed by associate professor and associate director of NU Theatre, Doug Zschiegner, The Macbeth Insurgency takes center stage at the university’s Leary Theatre. Shakespeare wrote the murderous Macbeths to ask the same... Read on →

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