Tuesday, April 24

Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

UCLA directing student plays with convention in Russian tragicomedy

A description from a Chinese poem helped inspire Charles S.C. Jin’s production of a classic Russian play. The story of a man drinking with the company of the moon and his shadow, evoking loneliness through just three images, influenced how his play could convey universal emotions through simple forms. Read more...

Photo: Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Kit Kirby, a graduate student in design media arts, is opening her solo exhibition titled "Art Troll." “Art Troll,” which will take place Tuesday through Thursday at the Broad Art Center's Graduate Gallery will feature both visual and performance art pieces. Kirby said she purposefully selected materials not typically found in galleries in an effort to change the way the public views fine art.  (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student explores relationship between medium, artistic merit

Kit Kirby faced a dilemma while opening her own solo exhibition: She is uncomfortable with gallery spaces. The graduate student in design media arts said she thinks some people see art galleries as a way to sell artwork, which is a misconception since most pieces are already owned by a museum or art collector. Read more...

Photo: Kit Kirby, a graduate student in design media arts, is opening her solo exhibition titled "Art Troll." “Art Troll,” which will take place Tuesday through Thursday at the Broad Art Center's Graduate Gallery will feature both visual and performance art pieces. Kirby said she purposefully selected materials not typically found in galleries in an effort to change the way the public views fine art. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Kit Kirby, a graduate student in design media arts, is opening her solo exhibition titled "Art Troll." “Art Troll,” which will take place Tuesday through Thursday at the Broad Art Center's Graduate Gallery will feature both visual and performance art pieces. Kirby said she purposefully selected materials not typically found in galleries in an effort to change the way the public views fine art.  (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)

HOOLIGAN’s “Sister Act” changes up show’s musical, design conventions

Erin Harris will trade a sequined dancing dress for a nun’s habit in HOOLIGAN Theatre Company’s production of “Sister Act.” Harris, a fourth-year economics student, plays Deloris Van Cartier, a nightclub dancer who is forced to abandon her love for performing and embrace life as a nun after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. Read more...

Photo: Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)

Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)

Fourth-year philosophy student Cale Schoenberg created a hand-written, visual art piece titled “Padwon.” Schoenberg refers to the piece as the work of a fictional character named Padawan. The piece consists of 16 poems, which are all nailed to a wooden board in the shape of a human. The poems are also broken up into three sections titled “Here,” “Heaven” and “Hell,” which reflect the complexities of Padawan’s personality. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Student creates alter ego to narrate personal meditations in poetic artwork

Cale Schoenberg expresses his life story through his alter ego, a charismatic yet troubled young man named Padawan. Schoenberg, a fourth-year philosophy student, developed the character who he said he used to created his written and visual art project called “Padwon.” In speaking about the project, Schoenberg refers to it as Padawan’s creation, although the experiences and artistic choices are actually his own. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year philosophy student Cale Schoenberg created a hand-written, visual art piece titled “Padwon.” Schoenberg refers to the piece as the work of a fictional character named Padawan. The piece consists of 16 poems, which are all nailed to a wooden board in the shape of a human. The poems are also broken up into three sections titled “Here,” “Heaven” and “Hell,” which reflect the complexities of Padawan’s personality. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year philosophy student Cale Schoenberg created a hand-written, visual art piece titled “Padwon.” Schoenberg refers to the piece as the work of a fictional character named Padawan. The piece consists of 16 poems, which are all nailed to a wooden board in the shape of a human. The poems are also broken up into three sections titled “Here,” “Heaven” and “Hell,” which reflect the complexities of Padawan’s personality. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

(Photo courtesy of Brinkhoff/Moegenburg of Hamburg Company Photos)

Theater review: ‘Love Never Dies’

The Phantom of the Opera returns to haunt Christine Daaé one last time in “Love Never Dies.” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” is playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre until April 22 and is a dazzling spectacle of love and loss. Read more...

Photo: (Photo courtesy of Brinkhoff/Moegenburg of Hamburg Company Photos)

(Photo courtesy of Brinkhoff/Moegenburg of Hamburg Company Photos)

First-year English student Sylvia Camacho plays Ariel in Hooligan Theatre Company's production of "The Little Mermaid." Despite never having taken formal vocal lessons, Camacho said singing has always been a part of her life and she identifies with Ariel's attachment to her voice. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

HOOLIGAN makes a splash with ‘The Little Mermaid’ rendition

HOOLIGAN Theatre Company’s production of “The Little Mermaid” will take place both under the sea and under the stars. Recreating the Broadway rendition of the famous children’s tale, HOOLIGAN will perform the show – along with its classic Alan Menken score – Thursday to Saturday at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Amphitheater. Read more...

Photo: First-year English student Sylvia Camacho plays Ariel in Hooligan Theatre Company's production of "The Little Mermaid." Despite never having taken formal vocal lessons, Camacho said singing has always been a part of her life and she identifies with Ariel's attachment to her voice. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

First-year English student Sylvia Camacho plays Ariel in Hooligan Theatre Company's production of "The Little Mermaid." Despite never having taken formal vocal lessons, Camacho said singing has always been a part of her life and she identifies with Ariel's attachment to her voice. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Shreya Banerjee, a third-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student, will display her mixed-media work titled “Durga Slays Mahishasura: A Medieval Manuscript” at the Powell Rotunda exhibit "Inspirational Illuminations: Reacting to Medieval Manuscripts."  (Manpreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)

Students respond to women-centric Getty exhibition with art show in Powell

One student piece at Thursday’s upcoming Powell exhibit was inspired by an image of a woman beheading her enemy with a tent pole. The historical document “Judith Slaying Holofernes” was one of many manuscripts displayed in the Getty Center’s 2017 exhibition “Illuminating Women in the Medieval World.” After receiving a preview of the Getty’s exhibition, students of the summer 2017 course History 119D: “Sex in the Middle Ages” created reaction works as part of their final project. Read more...

Photo: Shreya Banerjee, a third-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student, will display her mixed-media work titled “Durga Slays Mahishasura: A Medieval Manuscript” at the Powell Rotunda exhibit "Inspirational Illuminations: Reacting to Medieval Manuscripts." (Manpreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)

Shreya Banerjee, a third-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student, will display her mixed-media work titled “Durga Slays Mahishasura: A Medieval Manuscript” at the Powell Rotunda exhibit "Inspirational Illuminations: Reacting to Medieval Manuscripts."  (Manpreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)