Tag: Mandell Theater
Sep. 30, 2016
Writers join to celebrate Hurston
The Drexel University Writers Room hosted the first of nine events Sept. 22 in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read Initiative. The keynote speech examined the life of Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston and her acclaimed novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”
Dec. 5, 2014
‘Blood Wedding’ completes month-long run at Mandell
A lover awaits. A bride runs away. And so, Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic tale of passion, deception and vengeance begins. The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective teamed up with Drexel University’s Co-op Theater Company to present “Blood Wedding” at Drexel’s Mandell Theater.
Oct. 25, 2013
Dance choreographer visits Drexel
Kariamu Welsh and company gave a striking lecture and demonstration Oct. 17 in Drexel’s Mandell Theater on her revolutionary African dance technique, Umfundalai. Welsh, a dance scholar and choreographer, is currently the artistic director of Kariamu & Co.: Traditions, as well as the founding artistic director of the National Dance Company of Zimbabwe in southern Africa. She is a published author and serves as the director of the Institute for African Dance Research and Performance. Her technique, Umfundalai, has been around for more than 40 years and has had a positive influence on Philadelphia’s African dance community.
Jun. 7, 2013
Year in dance finishes at Mandell
Drexel students had the last chance of the season June 1 and 2 to experience the unique flavor of the two companies of the Drexel Dance Program when both FreshDance and the Drexel Dance Ensemble performed at the Mandell Theater.
Feb. 22, 2013
‘To Fool The Eye’ lacks full potential
“To Fool The Eye,” 1812 Productions’ adaptation of Jean Anouilh’s “Leocadia” by Jeffrey Hatcher, does admittedly feature visuals worthy of the play’s title. A rotating backdrop, clever lighting, quality costume design and a variety of visual gags are all executed very well and contributed a great deal to the production value of the show. However, the plot of Hatcher’s play also seems to be intent on deceiving the audience — the show makes grand gestures, commenting on the nature of love, memory and illusion — but feels largely unsubstantial.
Nov. 16, 2012
Drexel Players spell out success
The Drexel Players kept Mandell Theater laughing with their presentation of the Tony Award winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The show opened Friday, Nov. 9 and weekend showings will continue through Sunday, Nov. 18.The Drexel Players opened their presentation of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Nov. 9. The musical comedy’s final performances will take place Nov. 16-18 at the Mandell Theater on 33rd and Chestnut streets.
May. 4, 2012
The Drexel Players present the satirical musical ‘Urinetown’
Everyone must pay for “the privilege to pee!”