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Furman Theatre to stage Simon’s “Rumors”

Furman University Theatre will present Rumors by Neil Simon Feb. 17-20 and 25-27 at 8 p.m., with matinee showings Feb. 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse on campus. Directed by guest artist and Furman alumna Carol Sutton, the production is open to the public. NBC TV dubs the play “Not only side splitting, but front and back splitting.” Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $8 for students.

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SCTA Convention brings students together with stars of theatre

Sixteen-year-old Christian dashed up the steps onto the stage of Daniel Recital Hall and eagerly broke out into an a capella version of “Santa Fe” from the Broadway hit, Newsies. “Dreams come true. Yeah they do. In Santa Fe,” he sang. It’s not every day you get to practice an audition song with a Broadway […]

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Furman Theatre presents “God of Carnage”

Furman University Theatre will present God of Carnage by Yazmina Reza Nov. 18-21, at 8 p.m., in The Playhouse on campus. Theatre Arts professor Rhett Bryson directs Reza’s play, which is translated by Christopher Hampton. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $8 for students. In the production, a playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents who attempt to resolve the matter in a civil way. Photo by Sam Nelson, ’16.

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Peace, love, and rock-n-roll

Rachel Gifford’s love of the 1960s began in high school. “I got really (I mean really, really) into the Beatles when I was a sophomore in high school and it just spiraled from there. The fashion, the music, the films, the socio-political issues—I was obsessed with it all,” said Gifford ’18, a theatre arts major […]

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Duke Endowment awards Furman $22.3 Million Grant to Support Student Scholarships

Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.

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Redefining the Triple Threat: Performance, Education, Production

Between 1,000 and 1,200 guests from across the state will join renowned educators and Broadway stars on Furman’s campus Nov. 5-8 for the South Carolina Theatre Association’s annual convention. Keynote speakers will include Broadway veteran Kate Shindle and Tony Award Excellence in Theatre Education Award winner Corey Mitchell. It’s the first time the convention has been hosted in Greenville in almost 40 years.

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Furman Theatre stages “Hair”

Furman University Theatre will present Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot, Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 21-24 at 8 p.m. Matinee performances are Oct. 17, 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in the Theatre Playhouse on campus. Tickets are $19 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for students. Maegan McNerney Azar directs the CLP event.

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A star behind the scenes

Like many college freshmen, Caitlin Cain ’15 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do when she got to college. Unlike many college freshmen, it didn’t take her long to find out – one play, to be exact. “I just had a really, really great time,” the Atlanta native says of her gig as assistant stage […]

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Making the spring term Dean’s List

Among the more prestigious honors that Furman students can earn during their time at the university is being named to the Dean’s List. Those making the grade for the 2015 spring term represent 40 states, the District of Columbia, and 20 foreign countries. The honor is awarded to full-time undergraduates who earn a grade point average of at least 3.4 during the university’s fall and spring semesters.

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University welcomes newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

Forty-nine Furman students have been elected to the school’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic society. The newest members were inducted during a special initiation ceremony and dinner on campus earlier this spring. Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters induct the most outstanding students at America’s leading colleges and universities, and only about 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher education have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.