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Student productions lighten the black box

Student productions lighten the black box

Felicity Otterbein
February 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

When presented with an empty and barren black box, some fail to see beyond the potential it holds. Some may look at it merely as a container to store things, others may not even give it a second glance. On the other hand, some may look at it like a blank canvas anxiously awaiting a new masterpiece to b...

Ramifications belt out alongside nation’s best voices

Ramifications belt out alongside nation’s best voices

Patrick Holmes
February 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

On Saturday night, Suffolk University’s a cappella group known as the Ramifications took center stage at the Berklee Performance Hall to unleash a moving set worthy of applause. As the second act out of eight to perform, they had the chance to define the beginning of the competition and give the audi...

Steve Sweeney debuts at Suffolk with one-man show, “Townie”

Steve Sweeney debuts at Suffolk with one-man show, “Townie”

Morgan Hume
February 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

In an infamous chord progression, the Boston-bred Dropkick Murphy’s begin their hit “Dirty Water,” with a throaty description of their cherished hometown and the river that runs through it. In a sweeping display of well-placed perfection, the group conveys how they appreciate their home. In a sim...

“Title TBA” springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

“Title TBA”  springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

Elvira Mora
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Kicking off the spring semester in the Suffolk University theater department was the return of the Spotlight Series, "Title TBA.” The Spotlight series is an entirely student run series showcasing developing work that is written and directed solely by students. Supposedly, "Title TBA" gained a large amou...

Living for tomorrow

Living for tomorrow

Felicity Otterbein
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

With the hype that surrounds the natural environment and the growing concept of climate change, it’s difficult to bring people together in a serious way to discuss the issues that affect the immediate future. Some would rather turn a blind eye and refuse to commit to the existence - or lack thereof ...

Beatlemania phenomenon explained by author Candy Leonard

Beatlemania phenomenon explained by author Candy Leonard

James MacDonald
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Dr. Candy Leonard engaged Suffolk students and faculty with a talk on the sociological phenomenon of “Beatlemania” in the Poetry Center in the Suffolk University library on Thursday.

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Un-veiling new show, new talent: SU’s “Margo Veil” is hilarious, emotional, raw and a must-see

Un-veiling new show, new talent: SU’s “Margo Veil” is hilarious, emotional, raw and a must-see

Felicity Otterbein
November 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Amidst a swirl of lights and color, Suffolk University’s latest production “Margo Veil,” held its final week of rehearsal before opening Thursday Nov. 17. at the Modern Theater. Margo  Veil, Sarah Vasilevsky,  is an aspiring actress who is in the midst of a tour of a terrible play. Coached through her life decisions by...

First they were salty, now they’re sweet

First they were salty, now they’re sweet

Amy Koczera
October 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Fall Fest is known for being one of the most entertaining and creative performances put on by Suffolk’s Performing Arts Office (PAO). Among the drama that occurred at Suffolk in the last few years was the relocating of the departments that were in the Donahue and Archer buildings that were sold in 2015.

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Fall Showcase cast spotlight on student-run performances

Nathan Espinal
October 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

The Suffolk University Fall Showcase, hosted by the Theatre Department, had the audience travel back in time to understand the present and think about the future. Three student-written and directed plays were performed in Sawyer’s new Studio Theatre.

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The Passion Engine that could

The Passion Engine that could

Cody Barba
October 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Do you have something that motivates you? Creatively dubbed, “Passion Engine” is the most recent exhibit at the Suffolk University Gallery that promotes pursuing your passion. The Professors at the New England School of Art and Design (NESAD) showcased their passions and artistic disciplines, which include...

Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

James MacDonald
September 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Suffolk University’s new studio theatre hosted its first student production on Friday, the inauguration of the new Spotlight Performances series, “Just Alright.” The show, performed in front of a full house, which included department chair Marilyn Plotkins and the play’s writer Dylan Amerena, r...

Three’s a company, Miss Julie sets bar high

Felicity Otterbein and Taylor White
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

On Sept. 15, the audience remained captivated during the opening night of “Miss Julie.” The enigmatic scene of the play, presented by Wellfleet’s Harbor Stage Company, set the tone for the rest of the performance with wordless emotion and a haunting score. Written by Swedish playwright August Strind...

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