Irwin Appel News

ROMEO AND JULIET, 'MIDSUMMER', RICHARD II and THE DEATH OF KINGS Coming Up This Month at Prague ShakespeareROMEO AND JULIET, 'MIDSUMMER', RICHARD II and THE DEATH OF KINGS Coming Up This Month at Prague Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Prague Shakespeare Company has announced its upcoming events this month. Scroll down for details, featuring Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II and The Death of Kingsas part of Shakespeare at Divadlo Na Pradle! (more...)

2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive with Prague Shakespeare Company2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive with Prague Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Join the master teachers and continental Europe's premiere English-language classical theatre: Prague Shakespeare Company for four weeks of transformational classical theater training and mentorship, while immersing yourself in one of the most picturesque and culturally rich cities in old Europe. (more...)

2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive with Prague Shakespeare Company Announced2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive with Prague Shakespeare Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Join the master teachers and continental Europe's premiere English-language classical theatre: Prague Shakespeare Company for four weeks of transformational classical theater training and mentorship, while immersing yourself in one of the most picturesque and culturally rich cities in old Europe. (more...)

BWW Review: LYDIA at UCSB Department Of Theater And DanceBWW Review: LYDIA at UCSB Department Of Theater And Dance
by Maggie Yates - Feb 24, 2017

Lydia, a soothsaying stranger, is an immigrant from Mexico who works as a live-in maid for the Flores family. Her influence propels the family, already in massive disrepair, toward the inevitable pain of sudden truths revealed. (more...)

UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance Presents LYDIAUCSB's Department of Theater and Dance Presents LYDIA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance presents Lydia, a play by Octavio Solis. Lydia opens February 17th and runs through February 26th in the UCSB Performing Arts Theater. Under the direction of UCSB's Irwin Appel, seven UCSB students come together to portray a charged performance with powerful images that are very relevant in our society today. (more...)

UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance Presents LYDIAUCSB's Department of Theater and Dance Presents LYDIA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance presents Lydia, a play by Octavio Solis. Lydia opens February 17th and runs through February 26th in the UCSB Performing Arts Theater. Under the direction of UCSB's Irwin Appel, seven UCSB students come together to portray a charged performance with powerful images that are very relevant in our society today. (more...)

BWW Feature: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Meet Your BroadwayWorld Award Winners in Santa Barbara!BWW Feature: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Meet Your BroadwayWorld Award Winners in Santa Barbara!
by Maggie Yates - Jan 27, 2017

Last year, Santa Barbara theatrical artists presented projects ranging from kitschy, hilarious renderings of cult-classics to sweeping epics that inspired the community to #SeeMoreTheatre. Your click-votes have been processed! Santa Barbara audiences loved Heathers: The Musical, Out of the Box's irreverent teen-angst murder musical, and Death of Kings, Irwin Appel's comprehensive showcase of Shakespeare's history canon that utilized all the performance and production talent UCSB has to offer. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016Santa Barbara winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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BWW Review: Sultry Tango and Sly Humor Make MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING a Fun Shakespearian FrolicBWW Review: Sultry Tango and Sly Humor Make MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING a Fun Shakespearian Frolic
by Maggie Yates - Sep 29, 2016

'Much Ado About Nothing' is a Shakespearian comedy that plays, essentially, on the idea that gossip is a bitch. With sultry tango, occasional jovial singing, and slapstick stalking throughout the playing space, 'Much Ado About Nothing' is a natural, entertaining Shakespearian experience. (more...)

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Presents 2016-2017 SeasonThe UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Presents 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara ispleased to announce another exciting year of new work from our talented faculty,students, and guest artists. The new eclectic theater season is framed by two classicmasterpieces and filled with some of the most exciting new work being created across thecountry. The dance line-up includes our highly acclaimed resident professionaldancecompanySanta Barbara Dance Theater as well as two annual dance concertsfeaturing original choreography from the advanced UCSB dance students in addition tochoreography from faculty members. (more...)

BWW Review: Let Us Sit and Tell Sad Stories of THE DEATH OF KINGSBWW Review: Let Us Sit and Tell Sad Stories of THE DEATH OF KINGS
by Maggie Yates - Mar 4, 2016

Death of Kings weaves Richard II, Henry IV (parts 1 and 2), Henry V, Henry VI (parts 1, 2, and 3), and Richard III, into a fast-moving onslaught of conflict and mayhem that ceaselessly emphasizes the play's theme and title: the succession of royal lineage via death, murder, and dethronement. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance to Present EQUIVOCATION, 5/23-31UCSB Theater/Dance to Present EQUIVOCATION, 5/23-31
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Prepare to be enchanted in this spectacle of a show, Bill Cain's, 2009 drama, Equivocation. Cain writes this daring masterpiece of a complex period involving the famed William Shakespeare. An erudite scholar and playwright of the time period, Cain delves into a clever yet intelligent fictional story, based on historical events. Directed by UCSB's own, Professor of Theater and Director of the BFA Actor Training Program, Irwin Appel, this intelligent play is about bonding friendship and commitment to each other, focusing on what lasts. This cinematic, dramatic show includes hangings and beheadings, demanding yet creating, a magnificent work of art. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ANTICIPATE at UCSB Department of Theater & DancePhoto Flash: First Look at ANTICIPATE at UCSB Department of Theater & Dance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Department of Theater & Dance at UCSB continues its 2013-2014 season of drama and dance with the Fall Dance Concert Anticipate, under the direction of UCSB Theater & Dance Lecturer Christina McCarthy. The Fall Dance concert performs December 6-7, 2013 at 8:00 pm and December 7 at 2:00 pm in the Hatlen Theater on the UCSB campus. Check out the photos below! (more...)

MACBETH, EQUIVOCATION and More Set for UC Santa Barbara Dept of Theatre and Dance in 2013-14MACBETH, EQUIVOCATION and More Set for UC Santa Barbara Dept of Theatre and Dance in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

The Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara has announced another exciting year of new work from its talented faculty and students. The 2013-2014 line-up of drama includes old classics and contemporary work from European and American playwrights. The two annual dance concerts will showcase original choreography from the advanced UCSB dance students in addition to choreography from faculty members. (more...)

MACBETH, EQUIVOCATION and More Set for UC Santa Barbara Dept of Theatre and Dance in 2013-14MACBETH, EQUIVOCATION and More Set for UC Santa Barbara Dept of Theatre and Dance in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

The Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara has announced another exciting year of new work from its talented faculty and students. The 2013-2014 line-up of drama includes old classics and contemporary work from European and American playwrights. The two annual dance concerts will showcase original choreography from the advanced UCSB dance students in addition to choreography from faculty members. (more...)

UCSB Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Now thru 5/19UCSB Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

The Department of Theater & Dance at UCSB continues its 2012-2013 season of drama and dance with the production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Irwin Appel. A Streetcar Named Desire performs tonight, May 10 - 19, 2013 in the A Streetcar Named Desire performs in the Performing Arts Theater on the UCSB campus. (more...)

UCSB Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/10-19UCSB Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

The Department of Theater & Dance at UCSB continues its 2012-2013 season of drama and dance with the production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Irwin Appel. A Streetcar Named Desire performs May 10 - 19, 2013 in the A Streetcar Named Desire performs in the Performing Arts Theater on the UCSB campus, with a preview on May 9, 2013. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

All My Sons plays in the Severson Theatre March 8 - 25, 2012. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

All My Sons plays in the Severson Theatre March 8 - 25, 2012. (more...)

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