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Mace and Crown | May 27, 2018

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Theater Archives * Mace and Crown

Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Goode Theatre

February 15, 2018 |

Kyle Winfield | Contributing Writer

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” written by Oscar Wilde, has been considered a theatrical classic since it’s introduction to audiences on Valentine’s Day, 1895. Written as a satire on Victorian Era social customs like marriage, social … Read More

‘Alice’: The Classic Tale With a Cajun Twist

April 18, 2017 |

Briel Felton | Contributing Writer

With a ‘crooked’ twist, the ODU Theatre Department presented Lewis Carroll’s classic story, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Set in modern-day New Orleans, beginning on the eve of Mardi Gras, we travel with Alice down the rabbit … Read More

‘The Burial at Thebes’ Comes to ODU’S Goode Theater

November 9, 2016 |

Kevin Washington Contributing Writer

Coming this week at the Goode Theater, the ODU Theatre Department will be presenting one of their biggest plays of the year: “The Burial at Thebes.” Originally written by Seamus Heaney and directed for ODU by Steve … Read More

‘Macbeth’: An Old Tale Shown A’New

May 6, 2016 |

Becca Barnett Contributing Writer

On Friday, April 15, the Core Theatre Ensemble presented the classic Shakespearean play “Macbeth” at the Goode Theatre. The performance was one of many taking place during the week-long celebration of the Renaissance poet, “Shakespeare Four Hundred … Read More

Shakespeare Festival Inaugural Reception Celebrates Poet’s Local Legacy

April 28, 2016 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Staff Writer

The inaugural reception of Old Dominion University’s “Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After: A Public Event” was held Thur. April 14 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Speakers at the reception included assistant professor of foreign languages and literature … Read More

Celebrating ‘Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After: A Public Event’

April 9, 2016 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Staff Writer

Old Dominion University will be hosting the weeklong festival “Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After: A Public Event” April 13- 20. It marks the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with events honoring and connecting the bard to today’s … Read More

The Normal Heart: Sometimes to Win a War, You Have to Start One

March 30, 2016 |

Christina Marable Contributing Writer

War could mean combat or murder, but in “The Normal Heart,” it means the fight against AIDS and HIV. Presented by the Starving Artists and Artists Against AIDS, the play ran three showings from March 18-19 at … Read More

Memorials to the Missing: A Radio Play Touches the Heart of Every Soldier

March 24, 2016 |

Dejonna Mayo Contributing Writer

On Feb. 27, there was not a dry eye in ODU’s University Theater as the theater department put on a performance of the award-winning play “Memorials to the Missing: A Radio Play” written by Stephen Wyatt, directed by … Read More

Vagina Monologues: The Voice of the Vagina

February 23, 2016 |

Dejonna Mayo Contributing Writer

During this year’s Vagina Monologues, dozens of empowered women sauntered through the low pink haze of lights onto the bare stage. They delivered inspirational talks recorded from women of all ages, races and origins. Topics ranged from … Read More