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Comedic play “The Cherry Orchard” debuts Jan. 18

January 18, 2008

See how one Russian family makes decision after decision to not decide how to lose its money in the Department of Performing Arts’ production of “The Cherry Orchard,” a play by Anton Chekhov that opens Jan. 18 in the Black Box Theatre.

“Cabaret” musical performance opens Oct. 25

October 25, 2007

Life is a Cabaret, old chum... Come to the Cabaret! The Department of Performing Arts is presenting Kander and Ebb's hit musical "Cabaret" in the McCrary Theatre starting Oct. 25 with two additional performances scheduled for Homecoming weekend.

Olympia Dukakis to visit Elon and talk with public

October 19, 2007

Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis will answer questions from the public on Wednesday, Oct. 17, as part of her two-day visit to Elon University that includes an afternoon master class in the Center for the Arts.

Acclaimed actress tells Elon students to “insist on how you’re going to be defined”

October 18, 2007

The tallest hurdle in her storied career was overcoming her own name. For Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, a Greek heritage limited early opportunities to audition for theater productions in the 1950s and 60s. Her lesson to current Elon students: “Take total and full responsibility for yourself. You want to work? Figure out a way to do it. … Just don't wait for people to give it to you.”