Graduate student Jayongela Wilder will direct “Eclipsed” at UCLA. An all-female African-American cast will present the play about the Second Liberian Civil War. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

Grad student challenges traditional depictions of women in play ‘Eclipsed’

Jayongela Wilder is tired of seeing women in film and theater portrayed as fragile wives, submissive maids or incompetent lovers. Wilder, a graduate student in theater, seeks to change the stereotypical depiction presented in film and theater by directing “Eclipsed,” a play that tracks the tribulations and survival stories of five Liberian women during the Second Liberian Civil War. Read more...

Graduate student Jayongela Wilder will direct “Eclipsed” at UCLA. An all-female African-American cast will present the play about the Second Liberian Civil War. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

"White Christmas," based on the 1954 musical of the same name, follows the story of army buddies-turned-music recording stars who fall in love with a pair of singing sisters. (​​Courtesy of Hollywood Pantages Theater)

Theater review: ‘Irving Berlin’s White Christmas’

Although Los Angeles doesn’t get snow, the stage production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” provides plenty of holiday spirit and song. “White Christmas,” which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theater and runs until Sunday, revels in the classic song and dance of 1950s Broadway musicals, providing a lighthearted way to ring in the holiday season. Read more...

"White Christmas," based on the 1954 musical of the same name, follows the story of army buddies-turned-music recording stars who fall in love with a pair of singing sisters. (​​Courtesy of Hollywood Pantages Theater)

Music Director Rebecca Wade coordinated rehearsals between the 26 students in the orchestra of HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's "Pippin." (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
Music Director Rebecca Wade coordinated rehearsals between the 26 students in the orchestra of HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's "Pippin." (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's fall musical, "Pippin," is a show within a show. All characters but the titular Pippin openly portray actors messing with Pippin's life. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's fall musical, "Pippin," is a show within a show. All characters but the titular Pippin openly portray actors messing with Pippin's life. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Nilo Goldfarb, Penelope Uribe-Abee, Oscar Peña and Gabe Pine (left to right) are four of twenty-eight undergraduate students that won an art scholarship in spring. The students' work will be displayed in the Broad Art Center until December. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)
Nilo Goldfarb, Penelope Uribe-Abee, Oscar Peña and Gabe Pine (left to right) are four of twenty-eight undergraduate students that won an art scholarship in spring. The students' work will be displayed in the Broad Art Center until December. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Errisson Lawrence Costumes/Kym Barret/Cirque du Soleil)
(Courtesy of Errisson Lawrence Costumes/Kym Barret/Cirque du Soleil)

Four students, Ben Ellerbrock, Danielle Kay, Jeremy Elder and Matt Curtain, play 32 different characters in ACT III Theatre Ensemble's upcoming performance of "The 39 Steps." (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Four students, Ben Ellerbrock, Danielle Kay, Jeremy Elder and Matt Curtain, play 32 different characters in ACT III Theatre Ensemble's upcoming performance of "The 39 Steps." (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)


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