May 10, 2021

Why you should give a crap about CEU Theatre

When I first stated thinking about my post high school career I looked into many schools. Of coarse the ones almost everyone knows; U of U, BYU, etc. But it took a theatre professor named Corey Ewan for me to even know this place existed, and I’ve come to love every minute of my time here. We may not live in the largest town by most standards so what are you going to do here when you’re not in class?

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This archived article was written by: Kylee Bird

When I first stated thinking about my post high school career I looked into many schools. Of coarse the ones almost everyone knows; U of U, BYU, etc. But it took a theatre professor named Corey Ewan for me to even know this place existed, and I’ve come to love every minute of my time here. We may not live in the largest town by most standards so what are you going to do here when you’re not in class?
Sure there’s a WalMart, fast food, and a pool. ASCEU provides activities. But what if dances aren’t your thing? What if watching sports just isn’t for you? And even if it is, everyone needs a get away. That is where we come in.
College of Eastern Utah’s Theatre department has everything you need to curb your entertainment fix. The department prides itself on having something for everyone and this year is no exception. Our 2007-2008 season provides all that and more, and for the first time since 2004 all three theatre professors have a tasty prime cut of USDA choice theatre meat!
The year starts out with the Utah premier of Leading Ladies by: Ken Ludwig. (think Some Like it Hot meet’s Tootsie) a fast paced comedy brought to us by Dr. Corey Ewan that is a perfect example of our “something for everyone” attitude. Just expect your jaw to hurt after this one because you will laugh that hard. Also directed by Corey this year Shadowlands, a peak into the life of famous author C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and his marriage to wife Joy Gresham, which will play next February.
From Todd Olsen, fresh off of last years quite memorable Poseidon Adventure: The Musical, comes Proof by: David Auburn. A play about a girl named Catherine and her struggle between possible insanity and inherited genius. So thick with family drama you’ll feel prompted to call you mom during intermission and tell her you love her, if you don’t do that already.
And to finish our year right we have the musical H.M.S. Pinafore directed by: Grady McEvoy. A comedy opera about a love triangle on the high seas, so all you fans of “pirates” mark your calendars.
So when your sitting in your dorm watching your Seinfeld DVD’s again, take comfort in the fact that a CEU Theatre production is only a short time away. So put away your hacky sack, set down your X-Box controller, log off Myspace, and come play with us! We’ll be here all year.

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