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October 29, 2012

UIC Theatre Presents American Take on Russian Farce

The University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre’s second play of the season is based on “The Suicide,” a Russian satire so sharp that Josef Stalin banned it before even a single performance and exiled its author, Nicolai Erdman, to Siberia.

"Raising Hope" cast, with Lucas Neff

May 4, 2011

TV’s ‘Raising Hope’ a hit for UIC grad

Lucas Neff is not a slacker, but he plays one on TV — “with depth and hilarity,” according to a Los Angeles Times critic.

Lucas Neff in promotional photo for "Raising Hope"

October 12, 2010

From campus to sitcom star: young actor’s career raises hope

Even his former professor says Lucas Neff’s success ” sounds like a Hollywood story.”

Yasen Peyankov in the Broadway production of "Superior Donuts"

September 8, 2010

Yasen Peyankov says neon lights ARE bright on Broadway

Yasen Peyankov is still on a high from his first steps on the Broadway stage, where he reprised his role in the Tracy Letts play “Superior Donuts.”

Yasen Peyankov on Broadway in "Superior Donuts"

September 16, 2009

UIC drama prof brings ‘Donuts’ to Broadway

Yasen Peyankov, head of UIC’s acting program, makes his Broadway debut today in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s New York production of “Superior Donuts.”

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