The Vermont Cynic

Play about young Shakespeare comes to Royall Tyler

Alicia Wolfram, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Filled with singing, dancing and swordfights, “Shakespeare in Love” is hitting the UVM stage. UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre department is putting on “Shakespeare in Love” at the end of the month. The show tells the story of how a young William Shakespeare, struggling with writer’s block, finds inspir...

Three new Fleming exhibits unveiled for Spring 2020

Three new Fleming exhibits unveiled for Spring 2020

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Fleming Museum’s Spring 2020 catalogue is covered in brightly colored, dancing people. It features a painting by Wood Gaylor, the inspiration for one of the museum’s exhibitions.   According to Fleming’s website, the “Wood Gaylor Exhibition” and “Warp: War Rugs of Afghanistan” will run ...

Dance department to present annual showcase

Dance department to present annual showcase

Sophia Venturo, Staff writer

January 21, 2020

This week the UVM Dance Program will present “Dancing Uphill,” an annual four-day performance event featuring nine original pieces choreographed by UVM faculty, students and guest artists. This year’s showcase will feature performers from UVM, Middlebury College and Vermont dance community members. Each...

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Sophia Venturo

November 13, 2019

The comedian’s voice seeped out of the phone in a low, vibrating register to talk about his return to the Burlington comedy scene.  Stand-up comedian Steven Wright will perform at Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 15,  as the second stop on a two-week tour along the East C...

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Theater department to present

Anya Kauffman

October 8, 2019

UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is putting on two fall plays, one that is an all-female cast, and one that is a mostly male cast.  Premiering Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5-6 at 2 p.m., will be “The Wolves,” followed by “The Normal Heart,” running Nov. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 9-10 at 2 p.m. “The...

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

Kudu Stooge, Vundabar and Snakehips performed at UVM’s annual FallFest concert Oct. 14, 2017 in the Patrick Gym. The event sold out right before doors opened at 8 p.m.

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 30, 2019

The University Program Board announced that FallFest 2019, taking place Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym, will feature the Los Angeles based band Coast Modern, Burlington group 99 Neighbors and UVM’s Princess Nostalgia.  Coast Modern is an indie duo hailing from LA. Since their 2015 debut, Coast Modern rel...

VT organizers prep for Pride

 Pride flags blow in the wind on Church Street during the 2018 Pride Parade, September 2018.The Pride Vermont festival runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, ending with a parade. Visit to learn how to get involved.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

As leaves change and summer turns to fall, Church street transforms into a colorful display of love and acceptance.  Pride Week will occur the week of Aug 31 to Sep. 8. The UVM Pride parade celebrates LGBT rights gained through resistance by marching through Church Street to Battery Park in Burlington.  The UVM Prism Center...

Mike Birbiglia to perform at Labor Day comedy show

 Comedian Mike Birbiglia talks on “The Tonight Show,” June 24. Birbiglia will be performing in the Grand Maple Ballroom 7 p.m. Sept. 2.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

This year’s Labor Day Comedy show features Mike Birbiglia, an American writer, producer, director, actor and, most importantly, stand-up comedian.  The show takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.  The UVM Program Board plans a comedy show every year for labor day weekend. Pa...

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Williams Hall is filled with student art on every floor. The Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301, will be showing work done by students who attend the Integrated Arts Academy, a public magnet school in Burlington from November 26th to November 30th.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Rotting fruit, empty fish tanks and a pile of dirt are only some of the things that have been on display this semester in the Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301 in Williams Hall.  Run by the art and art history department and curated by Associate Professor Mildred Beltré, the Fra...

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

The UVM theatre department puts a contemporary spin on an old classic. “Tartuffe” the second production of the semester, runs Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The play was originally written in 1664 by Moliere, a prominent French playwright. The play follows a wealthy family headed by Orgon who becomes ...

Grief and puppets take the stage this week

Juniors Caleb Chew and Kristen Brown are leads in the UVM Department of Theatre’s production of “Hand To God,” running  Oct. 3-7 at the Royall Tyler Theatre. “Hand to God” is a dark comedy about a teenager who winds up performing in a church puppet show that soon appears to be possessed.

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

Church, grief and demonic puppets open UVM Theatre’s latest season.  “Hand to God” is a dark comedy about a teenager, Jason, in a small Texas suburb who, while dealing with the aftermath of his father’s death, winds up performing in a church puppet show that soon appears to be possessed. ...

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

August 30, 2018

A favorite venue of concert goers in the Burlington area is geared up and ready for another year. Higher Ground’s calendar is jam-packed with shows featuring next few months. Nationally headlining bands and local groups alike will take the stage. The local Burly venue hosts a wide variety of band...

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