XU ‘Diviners’ returns to a simpler time

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Theatre has a penchant for picking the right production at the right time. The Diviners offers a simple exploration of redemption. Perhaps now more than ever it’s a story that we need to hear. The Diviners is centered around the relationship between CC Showers (Aaron Robinson), a disenchanted preacher, and Buddy Layman (Micah Price), a young boy with disabilities struggling with the death of his mother during the throes of the Great Depression. Against a backdrop of dynamic supporting characters and a lighting design that rivals any seen on the Xavier stage so far, … Continue reading XU ‘Diviners’ returns to a simpler time

Xavier Theatre triples the dazzle with its shows

By: Tyler Ferrari ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier University theatre department took a big risk when they decided to experiment with repertory theater, with having three shows performed over two weeks. The undertaking is an amazing accomplishment for the department. Maya Farhat, Mac Blais and Eric Minion star as Emma, Jerry and Robert respectively in “Betrayal.” The trio put on perfect British accents throughout the show as they tell a tale of deceit, friendship and loves gained and lost. Bruce Cromer masterfully directs the show, effectively conveying the undertones of “Betrayal” through body language. A hilarious bit with Micah Price as … Continue reading Xavier Theatre triples the dazzle with its shows

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ Love, obsession and jealousy follow four crisscrossed lovers as they venture into an enchanted fairy forest in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Now, with help from theater professional Jeremy Dubin of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Xavier’s theater department joins with the magic and humor in Shakespeare’s most famous comedy. “We like to do a big, classic play at least every two years,” Stephen Skiles, director of theatre, said. “We were due for another Shakespeare.” With the help of Dubin, who directs Xavier’s production of “Midsummer,” the theater department wasted no time in moving forward with the … Continue reading ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’