The Suffolk Journal

‘Doughboy’: Justin Peavey resurfaces 1920’s court drama in original play

‘Doughboy’: Justin Peavey resurfaces 1920’s court drama in original play

Morgan Hume

December 11, 2019

In 1922, 19-year-old Clarence Peters was killed by millionaire Walter Ward in New York City. After the teenager’s body was discovered, a lengthy trial and investigation emerged, capturing people’s attention from around the world. Although the case captured international attention at the time, th...

Suffolk prepares for world premiere of Thornton Wilder play

Suffolk prepares for world premiere of Thornton Wilder play

Morgan Hume

November 13, 2019

When playwright Thornton Wilder died in 1975, he left behind an array of literature, including “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Although the script was completed and the playwright was not fully pleased with his play, he gave us enough of his vision to bring his work to a live audience. From Nov. 21 to 24, ...

Performers bring African rhythm into Mozart classic

Performers bring African rhythm into Mozart classic

Ali Karpowich

November 13, 2019

For a few days last week, ArtsEmerson brought the Isango Ensemble to perform their fresh interpretation of the classic opera written by Mozart, “The Magic Flute.” The Isango Ensemble consists of actors from all over Cape Town, South Africa, the legislative capital. The ensemble was created in 200...

Mason Lafferty steps into a new spotlight as he makes transition from actor to writer

Mason Lafferty steps into a new spotlight as he makes transition from actor to writer

Hannah Mitchell

November 6, 2019

Sophomore Mason Lafferty is a jack of many trades, but nothing compares to his love and passion for the theater. Lafferty, who has performed in over 60 shows, has been on stage for as long as he can remember. “I was Jesus the first Christmas after I was born and I haven't stopped. I’ve been in ...

‘Rent’ cast helps show remain timeless

‘Rent’ cast helps show remain timeless

Morgan Hume

November 6, 2019

Although Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” is a musical reflective of the 90s, highlighting the turbulent lives of those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the show’s themes of love and acceptance have withstood the test of time over the past two decades. “Rent” follows a group of friends over the cou...

Nick Cenci debuts original play on campus

Nick Cenci debuts original play on campus

Mol Webber

November 6, 2019

Suffolk’s campus was haunted this past week after Halloween as “Night Shift,” a play written and directed by Suffolk student Nick Cenci, opened at the Sullivan Studio Theater. “Night Shift” follows the story of Eddie, a security guard working the late shift on the Suffolk Campus during fi...

Who’s Askin’ delivers despite difficulties

Who’s Askin’ delivers despite difficulties

Emily Devlin

October 30, 2019

From the corner of Boylston and Tremont, to Australia and even to the doors of heaven, Who’s Askin’ brings the audience to different places and situations, leaving them laughing along the way. Despite an eventful week full of difficulties, the sketch comedy group held a confident and entertaini...

Suffolk’s PAO plans to give students a deadly night out in upcoming performance

Suffolk’s PAO plans to give students a deadly night out  in upcoming performance

Madison Suseland

October 16, 2019

A night of food, outer space shenanigans, murder, theater and... dinner? These four very different elements are what the Suffolk Performing Arts Office (PAO) will be presenting this year in “Enterprise: Deep Space Murder,” their annual dinner theater show. The performance will run from Thursday, Oct...

Fall showcase returns to Sullivan Theatre

Leo Castaneda-Pineda

October 9, 2019

The Sullivan Studio Theater will be home to the Suffolk University Theatre Department’s Fall Showcase this weekend. It will present three one-act plays written and directed by Suffolk students, highlighting the students’ skills and creativity in theater. This year’s showcase will feature “Area 5...

Cast of ‘Ubu Roar’ delivers a royally entertaining performance

Cast of ‘Ubu Roar’ delivers a royally entertaining performance

Abigail Hart

October 2, 2019

Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre was transported to Poland last weekend, as the play “Ubu Roar” filled the venue with humor and laughter. This production was directed by Suffolk Theatre Professor Wesley Savick, and was put on by the Juvenila Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Allston....

‘Les Miserables’ brings revolution to Boston

‘Les Miserables’ brings revolution to Boston

Morgan Hume

April 24, 2019

From 1862, when Victor Hugo first published his novel “Les Miserables,” to today, the classic tale has been adapted into TV series, films and a musical. The timeless story of revolutionary Paris continues to captivate audiences, just like it did on April 17 at the Citizens Bank Opera House. The...

Cast of ‘A Bronx Tale’ makes the most of mediocre story writing and score

Cast of ‘A Bronx Tale’ makes the most of mediocre story writing and score

Sarah Turley

April 10, 2019

“A Bronx Tale” transports audience members inside the Citizens Bank Opera House back to the 1960s, as the touring Broadway musical depicts a coming-of-age story about a young boy witnessing a murder and then spending his life helping a local gangster. The show begins with Calogero, played by Joey...

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