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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.

Exploring theatre on the British Isles

She met a theatre legend, received a tremendous gift of kindness from a stranger, saw 40 plays, and discovered food so good she’s willing to cross an ocean to eat it again. For Clare Ruble of Simpsonville ’17, her travels with Furman students and faculty through more than a dozen different cities in the British […]

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Furman Theatre to present “The Threepenny Opera”

Furman University Theatre will present “The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill April 15-18, 22, and 25 at 8 p.m., with matinees April 18, 19, and 25 at 3 p.m. in the Theatre Playhouse. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $19 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for students. Also available is a $30 show package, TRIO-Penny, featuring dinner at Trio-A Brick Oven Café downtown and admission to the performance. Threepenny is directed by Maegan McNerney Azar, and is a CLP.

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‘Durang Durang’ receives high praise

According to Paul Hyde, the arts writer for The Greenville News, there’s some terrific acting taking place at the Furman Playhouse in “Durang Durang,” a compilation of six short comedies by playwright Christopher Durang. He writes that “an ensemble of eight Furman students performs these sometimes outlandish playlets with full-throated, go-for-broke energy and commitment” and […]

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Furman Theatre to present “Durang Durang”

Furman University Theatre will present Christopher Durang’s “Durang Durang” Feb. 11-14 and Feb. 18-21 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Theatre Playhouse on campus. Intended for mature audiences, the production consisting of six short plays is open to the public. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students.

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Teatro, danza, musica

The night before Kenzie Wynne ’17 boarded the plane for her summer experience in Italy, she began plaguing herself with questions. “What if it isn’t everything I imagined? What if I hate traveling? What if the movies really do set unrealistic expectations? What then?” she said. After being catapulted out of her comfort zone into […]

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Furman Theatre presents “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball”

Just call her Eliza Doolittle. In this case though, this “fair lady” isn’t selling flowers and learning proper English. She’s getting a crash course in baseball and selling pictures of chickens. Furman University Theatre’s latest production, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, takes a sobering look into the world of mental illness, but it doesn’t forget […]

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Good review for Furman Theatre production

Lanford Wilson’s “Book of Days” manages to be both a whodunit and a potent commentary on political and religious hypocrisy. The Furman Theatre produced the play this fall, and The Greenville News gave the university production a positive review. Paul Hyde called it “a sharply staged account of this intriguing 1998 drama” and praised both director Jay Oney and the student actors for their efforts.