Oct. 13: Comedy company takes aim at U.S. history

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts PULLMAN, Wash. – The Reduced Shakespeare Company will career through 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds when “The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition” comes to Washington State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.

April 4-12: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’

PULLMAN, Wash. – Hamlet takes a backseat to his funnier but equally doomed schoolmates when Washington State University Performing Arts presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” a play by Tom Stoppard. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. April 4, 5, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. April 5 and 12 in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.

Nov. 1: Improv comedy takes on Shakespearean themes at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. – Starting with just one audience suggestion, a title for a play that has yet to be written, the Improvised Shakespeare Company ( will create a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University.

Revenge tragedy opens at Jones Theatre

PULLMAN – WSU Department of Theatre actors are putting the final touches on William Shakespeare’s first tragedy “Titus Andronicus.” The play will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and Oct 31 to Nov. 3 at Jones Theater in Daggy Hall. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, audience members who attend in costume will receive special Halloween […]

Portland ensemble presents “Merry Wives of Windsor”

VANCOUVER — The Portland Actors Ensemble will offer two performances of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Washington State University Vancouver’s Amphitheater, at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 and 27. Admission is free.The group will offer a workshop for young actors at 2 p.m. for children between first and eighth grades. Several […]

Inquiry trumps lecture

Lecturing, for generations of professors, has been the traditional method for transmitting information in the college classroom. But, within the academy, there is a creeping awareness that it might matter less what the professor transmits than what the students actually receive.Numerous studies have shown that many students leave college without knowing how to continue learning. […]