The Washburn Review

Why you should be playing “Paladins” instead of “Overwatch”

January 14, 2019

When Blizzard's "Overwatch" hit the market in May 2016, it became successful overnight. With interesting heroes, engaging game modes and a large player base, "Overwatch" had a lot of promise at release. In the three years sin...

Washburn presents Shakespeare parody ‘Ubu Rex’

Andrew Shermoen

November 7, 2017

Tyrants, Russian invaders and overactive imaginations. No, this isn’t our current world of politics, it’s the plot of the latest production from the Washburn theatre department. A parody in the absurd of Shakespeare's "Macb...

Seascape Rolls into Washburn’s Theatre

Steven Dennis

September 4, 2017

This coming week, "Seascape" will be gracing the stage thanks to the Washburn theatre department. As director, Linda Smith brings Edward Albee’s script to life, crafting a scene of an aging married couple as they explore ...

Auditions for theatre department’s next production “Constellations” commence

Andrew Shermoen

August 24, 2017

The Washburn theatre department is holding auditions for their newest play “Constellations” by Nick Payne.The auditions will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, and 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 29. Both of these auditions wil...

Ad Astra’s ‘Self Love’ fails at storytelling

Andrew Shermoen

September 30, 2016

The Ad Astra Theatre Company’s “Homegrown Playwright Project,” is a fantastic concept that is sure to highlight some of the greatest hidden talent in Northeastern Kansas. Without small town theatres taking chances on bu...

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ indulges audience

Lisa Herdman

July 27, 2016

The Topeka Civic Theatre cast is performing "Bye Bye Birdie," a comedy musical about a rock-and-roll artist about to be drafted into the army, at 7 p.m. from July 22 to August 7 at the Helen Hocker Theater in Gage Park. ...

‘The Whipping Man’ awes and inspires

Lisa Herdman

June 21, 2016

Three men, one set and an awkward situation. Topeka Civic Theatre presents The Whipping Man, a play following a man returning home injured after the Civil War to his two former slaves, from June 10 to June 18. It is 1865 a...