Within and outside of Western are plays of all kinds--thought-provoking and emotive, shocking and tantalizing, heartwarming and humorous. No matter the kind, someone from our theatre critic committee will be there in the audience, taking note. Discover some of the best of London’s theatre by staying tuned to our theatre reviews, published here and on our social media. Better yet, join our committee and get some critic practice and publishing experience of your own! Connect with our Theatre Critic Commissioner Shannon Scott (featured to the left) at sscot52@uwo.ca for more details.

Luigi Januzzi's, "All the King's Women"

Directed by Sue Perkins and produced by Dee Dee Ingram, Luigi Jannuzzi’s All The King’s Women is a production with 22 characters and only one subject; Elvis Presley. The play tells nine different stories of women who came into direct or indirect contact with The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll, and the way in which they were all overwhelmed by the man, his music, and his eccentricities. Most of the scenes are based on actual events with the stories ranging from 1946, all the way up to present day. Each story depicts different aspects of The King; his gyrating hips, his sultry voice, his increasingly bizarre behaviour, and even his legendary love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches. All are on displ

USC FIRST YEAR CAUCUS

Applications to sit on the First Year Students’ Caucus, International Students’ Caucus and Mature and Transfer Students’ Caucus are due October 29th and can be found HERE. USC offers autonomy and voice to special-interest student groups with caucuses The University Students’ Council is excited to introduce a new caucus framework to the council’s governing structure. Caucuses, which can act as an avenue for special-interest groups on campus to have their voice heard, will operate like a think-tank – meeting to discuss issues relating to them and recommending policy or action by the council. Already created are the First Year Students’ Caucus, the International Students’ Caucus and the Mature

GRAD PHOTOS

LifeTouch will be taking graduation photos for Arts & Humanities Grads during the following dates: November 11th-18th $25 Sitting fee includes: 8-10 Poses in Graduation attire 2-3 Poses in Casual attire Copy of graduating class composite

AUDITIONS: "THE REFUGEE HOTEL"

Western University’s Arts and Humanities Students’ Council Presents "The Refugee Hotel" by Carmen Aguirre Set in a Vancouver hotel in 1974, this dark comedy is grounded in fictionalized autobiographical details that explore the experiences of eight newly arrived Chilean refugees in Canada at the onset of the Pinochet regime. These characters are survivors of political oppression who navigate their newfound realities by forging community with each other, however their exploration of old and new relationships is constantly punctuated by infiltrating nightmares of their recent pasts. CALL FOR CAST AND CREW ! Students are welcome! Auditions will be held: Tuesday November 3rd, 2:00-5:00

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK

ASB 2016 is an opportunity for students to connect with their peers, staff, faculty, the London community and communities across the globe. You will participate in a one week Community Engaged Learning experience during Reading Week or at the beginning of May to connect real world situations to your academics, future, personal and career goals, and to develop skills that employers are looking for when hiring. Whether you are looking to teach English, learn about urban farming practices or ecotourism, or act as triage support in a pop-up medical clinic, you’ll find an ASB experience that suits you in one of the 11 locations. Apply by 11:59pm on October 20 via CareerCentral.

EVENT Linguistic Talks

The Modern Languages and Linguistics department will be holding talks throughout the semester. The talks will take place Fridays at 2:00pm, in UCC 61 unless otherwise indicated.

EVENT Words: The Literary & Creative Arts Festival

Words, London’s festival of creativity through the written and spoken word, is a weekend celebration of creative ideas, artistic expression, and cultural diversity. Join us this November as we explore world-leading ideas that spark debate and ignite the imagination. This year's Festival will begin with run from the 6th to the 8th of October, with the Opening Reception kicking things off on the 6th! Tickets are now on sale soon for the Opening Reception! If you purchase your tickets online, early bird rates apply: $15 for students, $20 for general admission. https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/MuseumLondon/wordsfest.html The Full Schedule will be available soon! http://wordsfest.ca/

Christopher Durang's, "Beyond Therapy"

Elgin Theatre Guild’s production of Beyond Therapy is full of dysfunctional characters and comedy that functions so well. Directed by Charles Martin, Donald D’Haene and Dave Semple, Beyond Therapy is a story about six crazy, unique people venturing into the world of rehabilitation. From an awkward socialite, to a premature sexual fiend, to the forgetful and oblivious kook, the audience will get a mixture of characters that effortlessly brighten up each room they set foot in. Filled with crude humour juxtaposed with light-hearted silliness, Beyond Therapy is guaranteed to fill up a room with laughter. As the audience gets a glimpse into the offices of the therapists Stuart (Dave Semple) and

Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias"

“There is no such thing as Natural Beauty,” is one of the first things you hear as you enter Truvy Jones’ hair salon, and this is easy to believe with all the hairspray and volumized hair in Dinah Watt’s production of Steel Magnolias. As the audience ventures into the realm of teasing and curling within the shades of blush and bashful, the lives of six unique women show how the strength of sisterhood can make anyone smile, even in the difficult times in life. Steel Magnolias is a play of strength, vulnerability, and most prominently, laughter, and the cast makes sure that these values are shown. There is a family-like bond that the audience can sense from this group of women. Much of this ca

D.L. Coburn's "The Gin Game"

The London Community Players’ production of D L. Coburn’s The Gin Game is a small show with a big story. The play only has two characters, and one setting. However the minimalism allows for a lack of distractions and unnecessary elements, yielding in a production which is both poignant and powerful. Directed by Don Fleckser and produced by Diane Haggerty, The Gin Game tells the story of Weller (Rob Faust) and Fonsia (Irene de Salaiz), two elderly people who have been forced into a nursing home before their time. Both Weller and Fonsia disassociate themselves from their fellow nursing home captives, and take to playing Gin by themselves on an outdoor porch of the facility. Weller is a seasone

Career Central - Upcoming Events

International Students - What you Need to Know to Get a Job Workshop Oct 5, 2015 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM Council Chambers UCC Room 315 Target: International Students and Graduates from all Programs and Faculties Registration Instructions: Please register on CareerCentral Bruce Power Information Session Oct 5, 2015 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM SEB 1200 Target – Engineering students in their final year (all streams) Recruiting for full-time positions and co-op work terms Registration Instructions: Please register on CareerCentral IBM Global Business Services Information Session Oct 5, 2015 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Ivey BMO Auditorium Target – Undergraduate, Graduate Students and new graduates from Science, T

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