The Suffolk Journal

The cast of students who participated in the Fall 2021 Showcase.

Fall Showcase shines with student talent

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor December 7, 2021

Suffolk University’s Theatre Department premiered its Fall Showcase just before Thanksgiving, highlighting three student-written, directed and performed plays.  Set in Sawyer’s 11th-floor theater,...

The Fall Showcase takes place from Nov. 18-21 at the Sullivan Studio Theatre.

Fall Showcase presents three student led performances

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor November 16, 2021

The Suffolk University Theatre Department is hosting its annual fall showcase in person for the first time since the pandemic began.  The showcase will feature three women-led plays that are written...

The cast of Hadestown takes the stage at the Citizens Bank Opera House, now playing until Nov. 14.

20 months later…Broadway in Boston returns with ‘Hadestown’

Leo Woods, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

On Nov. 2, the Citizens Bank Opera House invited guests to “see the way the world could be” with the premiere of the Tony award-winning musical “Hadestown.”  This is Broadway in Boston’s...

Lily Ayotte (center) and the cast of Put to Rest.

Suffolk student brings awareness to sexual assault through theater

Alida Benoit, Asst. Arts Editor November 9, 2021

On Nov. 5, the curtain rose on Lily Ayotte’s senior capstone project “Put to Rest.” The 45-minute show was emotional and captivating as it reminded the audience of the ongoing problem of sexual assault.  The...

The cast of PAOs Americas Next Top Murder.

PAO murder mystery dinner haunts Sargent Hall

Thomas Pholnikorn, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Crowds were buzzing with excitement at the Performing Arts Office’s three-night dinner theatre, “America’s Next Top Murder,” which kicked off just in time for Halloween.  From Oct. 28-30, the...

The full cast of Americas Next Top Murder, which features all freshmen.

Join PAO for three nights of murder mystery

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor October 26, 2021

The Suffolk University Performing Arts Office’s Dinner Theatre returns this week for three evenings of mystique, magic and murder.  “America’s Next Top Murder” takes place Oct. 28-30 in the...

Crystal Crawford, Shakaren, Travis Ti Stone and Lilly Rose Valore on stage at the QSU drag show last Wednesday.

Suffolk’s annual drag show celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor October 26, 2021

Suffolk University’s Performing Arts Office teamed up with the Queer Student Union last week to host an annual drag show as a celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month.  The show was held on Oct. 20 in...

The performance of Cymbeline took place in Downtown Crossing.

Suffolk Theatre takes the stage in Downtown Crossing with ‘Cymbeline’

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor October 26, 2021

Suffolk University’s theatre department took their stage to the streets of Boston with their performance of William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline.” The Steps at Downtown Crossing were full on Oct....

Cymbeline is Suffolks first-ever open-air theatrical performance taking place in Downtown Crossing on Oct. 21-24.

Suffolk Theatre presents first open-air performance with ‘Cymbeline’

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor October 19, 2021

The Suffolk University Theatre Department is back in person with a performance of a Shakespeare play in the heart of Boston’s Downtown Crossing.  “The Tragedy of Cymbeline,” or more commonly...

Erin Fields senior capstone project Dawn of Blackfish was shown at Suffolks Sullivan Studio Theatre on Oct. 8.

‘Dawn of Blackfish’ in the spotlight as Suffolk’s first live audience since the pandemic

Lilly Miron, Journal Contributor October 12, 2021

Erin Field, a Suffolk University theatre major and director of “Dawn of Blackfish,” had no idea how fitting her new play would be for our modern, post-quarantine times when she wrote the play in the...

Marilyn Plotkins, who after 21 years as chair of the Theatre Department has stepped down to a teaching position.

Marilyn Plotkins steps down as chair of Theatre Department

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor October 5, 2021

After nearly 40 years as director of theatre at Suffolk University and 21 years as chair of the Theatre Department, Marilyn Plotkins has stepped down from this role and started a new chapter as a faculty...

The Citizens Bank Opera House in Downtown Crossing sparkles with its Hadestown display.

Boston in Broadway returning with ‘Hadestown’ this November

Madyson DuBois , Journal Contributor October 5, 2021

Broadway in Boston is returning this fall with the Tony-winning musical, “Hadestown,” which is making its premiere at the Citizens Bank Opera House on Nov. 2.  Suffolk University is offering tickets...

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