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.


‘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.


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 […]


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 […]


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.

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“Book of Days” continues through Oct. 4

Furman University Theatre will present Lanford Wilson’s “Book of Days” Oct. 1-4 at 8 p.m., in the Theatre Playhouse on campus. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students. “Book of Days” is an “Our Town” for the 21st century. In a small Missouri town where the local community theatre is staging “St. Joan,” the lead actress becomes convinced that the accidental death of the town’s leading citizen was actually a murder. As the play unfolds, the true nature of the townspeople is revealed.


Opening a “Book of Days”

Forty students, 151 light cues, 30 sound cues, 120 costumes. In just three-and-a-half weeks, the Furman University Theatre Arts Department has put together a complex whodunit murder mystery that, not only entertains, but takes on some of today’s most controversial issues of relationships, religion, and politics. With several junior and senior theatre arts majors studying […]