Written by: Maggie Duff When the typical Akronite embarks on a quest for culture in the city, he or she generally visits EJ Thomas Hall, the Akron Art Museum, local galleries or maybe even a jazz club or a house show. Yet, there is a quieter side of expression that has been missing from our [...]
Written by: Maggie Duff A more unique type of artist than the usual lecturer visited EJ Thomas’ Stage Door last Wednesday. Although her name may not be familiar due to the behind-the-scenes nature of her work, Francoise Mouly, the art director of the New Yorker since 1993, has been one of the biggest influences on [...]
It was a night of reminisce and elegance. From the moment I entered EJ Thomas Hall, it felt as though I was stepping back in time. Everyone was dressed in fashionable attire. There was even a young lady wearing a vintage hat, cloak and dress that appeared to be very fitting for the occasion.
Jeannette Walls, author of The University of Akron’s common reading book for 2011, “The Glass Castle,” visited EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall Wednesday night to deliver the First Year Lecture address “Literacy: The Keys to the Castle.”
The author shared many of the anecdotes of her tumultuous life that appear in her bestselling memoir to stress to students and guests in the audience the importance of their own stories.
By: Jaclyn Wloszek Beginning Sept. 22 through 25, “Almost, Maine” will be performed on The University of Akron’s campus by the Theatre Guild. The romantic comedy, set in the mythical town of Almost, Maine, is a play composed of several vignettes where couples fall in and out of love in the most ridiculous ways possible. [...]
When asked why audiences should come see “The Gospel According to Tammy Faye,” Musical Director and Composer JT Buck said, “ It is a life story that lends itself really well to singing, dancing and theatre. Tammy Faye is a very theatrical character, very larger than life. There is a lot more to her story than most people know. It is worth the audience’s time to come and see two hours of a story that they thought they knew.”