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Innovative College Productions That Thought Outside the Theatrical Box

from Playbill

From re-imagined productions to immersive operas, college musical theatre programs are bursting with students who aren't afraid to push boundaries and think outside the box. Increasingly, students are also reaching out to their theatre idols and engaging their help in producing their shows – with well deserved payoff. As part of Playbill.com's Back to School week (#BwayBacktoSchool), here are a few inspired college productions that have caught the attention of our staff.
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More Caregivers Are No Spring Chickens Themselves

from The New York Times

Gail Schwartz wants to keep her 85-year-old husband out of a nursing home as long as she can, but it isn’t easy.
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A Daring College Theatre Troupe Is Giving Chicago An "Orange Is the New Black" Makeover

from Playbill

Students at a New Mexico university have mounted an unorthodox production of the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago, set entirely inside a modern-day women's prison, in which the inmates are depicted as putting on the musical, Man of La Mancha style.
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Owls delay new turf installation at NMSU stadium

from USA Today

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Plans to begin installing new synthetic turf at New Mexico State University's football stadium have temporarily gone to the birds.
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New Mexico is Reaping a Bounty of Pecans as Other States Struggle

from The New York Times

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — On the edge of this parched southern New Mexico city, Phillip Arnold surveyed his rows of neatly pruned pecan trees with a satisfied smile.
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