XU Theatre ‘Diviners’ combats stigma

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photo Editor~ Xavier Theatre continues to impress with their newest show, The Diviners. The show opened Nov. 11 and will continue through Nov. 19. The play’s story is thoughtful and sentimental and a compelling cast performance will leave you stunned and heartbroken. The play follows the touching friendship of a mentally-challenged boy, Buddy Layman, and a disenchanted preacher, CC Showers, in a journey of faith, loss and vulnerability. Sophomore Micah Price is outstanding as Buddy Layman, embodying the character in a truly moving performance. Price pulls the audience in with an irresistible magnetism as he … Continue reading XU Theatre ‘Diviners’ combats stigma

Putnam Spelling Bee charms many

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ “May I have it in a sentence?” Laughter filled the theater in the Gallagher Student Center last weekend during student’s charming performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” directed by Stephen Skiles. C-H-A-R-M-I-N-G. Charming. Xavier Theatre’s 2015-16 season opened with a delightful musical that left the audience smiling from ear to ear. As the winner of Tony and Drama Desk awards, this musical spelled out the story of a group of socially awkward kids finding joy, heartache and a purpose competing at the regional spelling bee. One of the strongest qualities of this … Continue reading Putnam Spelling Bee charms many

Putnam Spelling Bee preview

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Theatre will present a production of the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” from Oct. 22-Oct 24. The show, based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin, tells the complex story of a group of middle school students’ journey through competing in the regional spelling bee. It is under the direction of Xavier’s director of theatre, Stephen Skiles. “As director of the theater and the producing artistic director of Xavier theater, one of my jobs is to oversee season selection. We did ‘Spring Awakening’ at the end of last year, and I felt … Continue reading Putnam Spelling Bee preview