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ISSUE 120 VOL 4 PUBLISHED 10/13/2006

Arts and Entertainment

Companydance performs works in progress

Friends and parents got a glimpse into the dance department’s process of creation Friday afternoon at the Companydance informal showing in Dittmann. The performance was a show of works in progress; as Chair of the Dance Department Janice Roberts said, the pieces in their current form may look the same later in the year, or they may not look a thing like they do now.

Ole teacher and alumnus direct at Guthrie

Introducing playwright Neil Simon at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling called him, without exaggeration or a smile, “the greatest playwright in the world.” Dowling may not be far off the mark – Simon is the only playwright in history with 15 "Best Plays" of their seasons, three Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Broadway theater named after him, 30 plays (including “The Odd Couple”), 25 films and two memoirs.

Understanding 'Action,' 'Cowboy Mouth'

If you like answers and happy endings, “Action” and “Cowboy Mouth” are not for you. The two plays, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, were performed together Wednesday through Sunday in Haugen Theater to sold-out audiences.

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