The below by Paul Guggenheimer is excertped from’s Theater & Arts section.

With Carnegie Mellon’s stages shut down, students create front porch venue for live theater

For the seniors involved in Carnegie Mellon University’s esteemed drama program, this was a year they had been looking forward to — years of study culminating in an entire season of 22 stage shows over the course of the school year.

For now, the entire first semester of shows has been postponed to the second semester. But the school has yet to decide exactly how that will work. So, for the first time ever, CMU drama students are without live theater sanctioned through the school.

However, at least one enterprising group of students decided that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. The other applicable cliché is “all the world’s a stage.” At least that’s how Adira Rosen sees it.

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Photo credit: JD Hopper for article.