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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Reflections on Summer Chills– Q&A with Elizabeth Bunch

We spoke with Resident Acting Company member Elizabeth Bunch to reflect on her time at the Alley Theatre, specifically her journey throughout our Summer Chills productions.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Simultaneous Spanish Translations

It’s a familiar formula: in the wake of its success, a great work of theatre is adapted for the screen.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Style and Cinema in the Alley Theatre’s Dial M for Murder 

It’s a familiar formula: in the wake of its success, a great work of theatre is adapted for the screen.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Master of Suspense: Alfred Hitchcock’s Enduring Impact on Film and Beyond

Alfred Hitchcock is synonymous with spine-tingling chills and masterfully crafted suspense. His innovative techniques, psychological insights, and iconic visual style. He continues to inspire filmmakers and artists across various disciplines to this day.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Emporium and the American Department Store

Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium, completed by Kirk Lynn, is a portrayal of one man’s journey to obtain employment at the eponymous department store. It is interesting to consider the rise of department stores and how their economic and cultural growth in America aligns perfectly with the journey of the main character, John.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Specialty Cocktail: Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium

If you enjoyed the specialty cocktail for The Emporium, here is your chance to make it yourself at home.

Monday, May 13, 2024

What does it mean to present an unfinished Thornton Wilder play?

This Spring, Alley Theatre will be presenting the first-ever production of an unfinished play by renowned American dramatist Thornton Wilder. But what does it mean to present an unfinished play? How is it possible that nearly 50 years after Wilder’s death, The Emporium will finally appear before an audience?

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Behind the Scenic Design of Dial M for Murder

Welcome to The Wendice Flat. Grab a drink, get comfortable, and let’s talk about MURDER.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Painting the Wall of Jane Eyre

Painting the Paneled Wall Mural for John Coyne’s Scenic Design for Jane Eyre was a fun and challenging project that required a unique combination of techniques.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

A Longstanding Tradition of Thrills & Chills

Alley Theatre is renowned for its captivating productions, but lately, the spotlight has been on a chilling genre – murder mysteries. From classic whodunits to contemporary thrillers, the Alley is offering audiences a chance to become armchair detectives, unraveling cunning plots and deciphering hidden clues.