rhinocerous

TDPS’s ‘Rhinoceros’ stampedes through campus

“Christ! A rhinoceros!” Similar to the surprise Parisians and tourists experienced when they found themselves face to face with a tiger-like cat near Disneyland Paris earlier this week, the characters in TDPS’s production of “Rhinoceros” are shocked to catch sight of a rhinoceros (a rhinoceros!) stampeding through their quiet French
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summertime

‘Summertime’ has an unquenchable thirst for life

The stage is whimsically serene. The backdrop features a blue sky with impressionistic poofy, hazy clouds. A desk with carefully strewn work, a set of lawn chairs, a couch, a side table with snacks and another with sparkling crystal bottles are distributed among clusters of birch trees standing tall and
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rulingclass

‘The Ruling Class’ shines at UC Berkeley TDPS

TDPS’ black comedy proves to be a thoroughly entertaining performance

The 13th Earl of Gurney and his servant Tucker are standing center stage, and a noose is swinging below the Earl’s head. Tucker and the Earl exchange pleasantries, and eventually Tucker leaves the room, leaving the Earl and the noose to themselves. While delivering a nonsensical monologue, the Earl (played
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TDPS features work of student directors

A ballerina stretched her limbs outside the Durham Studio Theater as an actor practiced his vocal exercises, both at odds with the glaring sunshine. 2 p.m. on a Friday seemed an unlikely time for a theater performance. It was a few minutes before those smoking their cigarettes heeded the suggestion
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