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“3Sisters” pushes vitality; explores complexities of life and loss

“3Sisters” pushes vitality; explores complexities of life and loss

Felicity Otterbein

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Vitality. Energy. Compassion. Talent. Commitment. These are the words Doctor Marilyn Plotkins used to address the cast and crew of Suffolk University’s most recent production, “3Sisters,” when huddled around her after the curtain dropped on the shows opening night on Thursday Nov. 16. The...

Suffolk Theatre department explores intricacies of shared grief in Anton Chekhov’s “3Sisters”

Suffolk Theatre department explores intricacies of shared grief in Anton Chekhov’s “3Sisters”

Juliana Tuozzola

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Disappointment, despair and discovery- a play written over a century ago by Anton Chekhov has been reimagined by director Robert Kropf. The Suffolk University Theatre Department has worked diligently to bring Kropf’s adaptation of “3Sisters” to life. The play follows the story of three sisters in t...

Suffolk Spotlight Series comes “ALIVE” in latest installment

Michael MacRae

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

The latest installment of the Suffolk University Theatre Department’s Spotlight Series opened its doors for a one-night-only nightclub experience this past Friday. ALIVE 2017 is written and directed by senior theatre major Jake Mariño. ALIVE had a fantastic, energized cast of theatre majors: sophomor...

Rick Schenkkan’s ‘Building the Wall’ explores potential realization of Trump campaign promises

Kaitlin Hahn

November 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

In a dramatic realization of the future regarding the current political climate and the threat to the American people as well as those within the U.S. borders, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) hosted a phenomenal exploration into the questions of the Trump campaign promises with “Building t...

“Robyn is Happy” acts a guide to navigating the complexities of life

“Robyn is Happy” acts a guide to navigating the complexities of life

Nathan Espinal

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Performative art provides a platform for people to explore the larger issues that complicate life. The play, “Robyn is Happy” is a meditation on friendship and intervention that confronts these concerns without contributing any explicit solutions. Rather, the production affords the audience the opport...

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s restructures concept of autism in performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s restructures concept of autism in performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Kendra Huber

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Theatrical ambiguity allows for creative innovation to encompass a production. If done well, the audience experiences this creativity in its intended form, by means of sound, lights, script, props, and the actor’s craft. In SpeakEasy Stage Company’s performance of “The Curious Incident of the ...

In a Suffolk cafeteria, far far away…

In a Suffolk cafeteria, far far away…

Felicity Otterbein

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

In a society driven by instant gratification, it’s easy to get swept up in the dramatics and dissatisfaction when something is not put into not-so-patiently waiting hands. Such is the millennial lifestyle. Those who grew up in the digital age, so to speak, have come to rely so heavily on technol...

Fall Showcase

Fall Showcase

Felicity Otterbein

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

With the Sullivan Studio Theater acting as a display case for Suffolk theatre students to prove their worthiness of performance, the latest installment of Fall Showcase was nothing short of spectacular. This year, which featured work by Suffolk University’s Xenia Kamalova, Erica Wisor and Ali Maynard, th...

“Midnight Ride” makes light of potential global nuclear threat

“Midnight Ride” makes light of potential global nuclear threat

Amy Koczera

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Theatre is perhaps one of the most effective ways to articulate ideas and opinions, not only for the purpose of telling stories, but also to communicate powerful and political messages in a visually stimulating way. In James Carroll’s “Midnight Ride,” Carroll paints a vivid, detailed picture of Un...

Stage Raider

Stage Raider

Kyle Crozier

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Filled with nostalgia, action and humor, junior theatre major Justin Smith brings Lara Croft to life in an original production inspired by the critically acclaimed video game series, “Tomb Raider,” in the latest installment of the Suffolk University Spotlight Series, “A Fish Without a Bicycle.”...

“Fractured Inferno” poses question for life

“Fractured Inferno” poses question for life

Felicity Otterbein

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

It takes an incredible amount of creativity and imagination to be able to create an original play. It’s easy to succumb to performing yet another rendition of a Shakespeare tragedy or explore Henrik Ibsen’s realism. On it’s own, writing and directing in the theater is a feat in and of itself, bu...

Who then am I?

Who then am I?

Felicity Otterbein

April 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

For more photos from "Orlando," visit Uncovered with Flash.   Organized chaos. Perhaps one of the more ironically used oxymorons in the english language, is widely used to describe cluttered bedrooms or office desks for those who thrive off of instability. From a place of dismantled common ...

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