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“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 12, 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 ...

Stick a pin in it: preparing for “Orlando”

Stick a pin in it: preparing for “Orlando”

Felicity Otterbein

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

In a whirlwind of fabric, sketches and beading, Maxine Buretta has managed to harness her innate ability to create and focus it toward her senior thesis, “Orlando.” The theatre major has spent her last four years at Suffolk University in the throes of the theatre department, amidst casting, cos...

“A Ride on the Irish Cream” encapsulates adolescent imagination, humor

“A Ride on the Irish Cream” encapsulates adolescent imagination, humor

Kendra Huber

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

Nothing cures our social confinement better than laughter. Erin Markey, recently named one of “Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest People” (Brooklyn Magazine), fosters this idea in her new, exotic performance art piece, “A Ride on the Irish Cream.”   Opening in darkness, accompanied by no spotl...

Spell it out for me

Spell it out for me

Felicity Otterbein

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

In a rip-roaring performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Suffolk University Students earned a well-deserved standing ovation at the Modern Theater Friday night. Complete with special guests picked from the audience, amongst them was the Assistant Dean of Students at Suffolk, Joh...

Playwright addresses ongoing American theme of hate, discrimination

Playwright addresses ongoing American theme of hate, discrimination

Katherine Yearwood

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

Masquerading as prominent figures from the past, the actors of “Wrestling With Freedom” carried their audience through the turbulent times of the 18th, 19th and 21st centuries in the United States Saturday. Hosted by Madison Park Development Corporation, the intimate audience sat in silence throughout...

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...

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

Kendra Huber

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Imagine the surprise when arriving to a stage filled with nothing but seven empty chairs. No backdrop, no color, just plain, black chairs on a brightly lit stage, creating a sense of raw intimacy. Paul Lucas fills these seats with humor and intellect, bringing to life his first full-length play, Trans...

“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 ...

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