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A rhinoceros standing next to large, white letters spelling the word rhinoceros.

Faculty of Arts

Rhinoceros opens November 29

November 22, 2023 — 
The next production of the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media’s Theatre Program runs November 29 to December 2. Catch the student production of Rhinoceros from playwright Eugène Ionesco at the John J. Conklin Theatre on the University of Manitoba campus.

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Four student actors on a barren stage. Two actors lying down, one standing and one crouching.

Faculty of Arts

Scorched, a fiery performance

March 9, 2023 — 
A brilliant tale that is equal parts riveting, suspenseful, dramatic and heartbreaking, Scorched by Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad is a breathtaking tale of two twins, Janine and Simone, trying to fulfil their mother’s last wishes.

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Brother and sister sitting shoulder to shoulder listening to a walkman through headphones.

Faculty of Arts

Scorched opens March 2

February 27, 2023 — 
The next production of the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media’s Theatre Program runs March 2 to 11. Scorched is by Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad and is directed by Dr. William Kerr. All are welcome to attend this free production.

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Group of actors in farming costumes on stage.

Faculty of Arts

Seeds blossoms on the stage

November 24, 2022 — 
The UM Theatre Program in the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media shines in their first in-person mainstage show since 2020.

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Actress in pink dress sitting on large, plush armchair, looking through an antique telescope.

Faculty of Arts

Explore past and present, order and disorder in this virtual murder mystery

March 22, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba Theatre program is gearing up to present their final mainstage show of the 2021-22 season – Arcadia by English playwright Tom Stoppard. Catch this student production March 30 to April 3.

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President-elect Joe Biden waves as he departs St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. // AP Photo/Alex Brandon

When ‘hope and history rhyme’: Joe Biden quotes an Irish poet to inspire healing in America

November 17, 2020 — 
'Following president-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the United States, a campaign video of him reading Irish poet Seamus Heaney’s verse adaptation of an ancient Greek play went viral'

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Image of two actors standing. From the play Capture Me.

Faculty of Arts

Kindergarten teacher and refugee face fear and find love

March 5, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba Theatre Program is gearing up to present their third and final mainstage show of the 2019-2020 season – Capture Me by Canadian playwright Judith Thompson.

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Three female performers with arms raised from the play Macbeth

Faculty of Arts

Setting Macbeth in the 1980s lets characters explore toxic masculinity

January 16, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba Theatre Program is gearing up to present their second mainstage show of the 2019-2020 season – Macbeth - by the most celebrated playwright of all time, William Shakespeare.

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Two actors holding hands on stage during a production of Look Homeward, Angel.

Faculty of Arts

‘Look Homeward, Angel’ runs to November 30

November 21, 2019 — 
Directed by George Toles, the play tells the story of Eugene Grant and his family as they run a North Carolina boarding house in the early 1900s

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Faculty of Arts

Arts jobs in the tech industry

November 13, 2019 — 
An Arts degree will open doors to exciting and challenging careers

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