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PAO play humorously brings Simpons family into odd post-apocalyptic setting

PAO play humorously brings Simpons family into odd post-apocalyptic setting

Phoebe Adams

February 26, 2020

This past weekend, the Performing Arts Office (PAO) debuted its version of “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” playing shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at the Modern Theatre. The play, which is loosely based on the Simpsons episode “Cape Feare,” heavily depends on viewers understandin...

PAO production will turn Modern Theatre into post-apocalyptic world

PAO production will turn Modern Theatre into post-apocalyptic world

Morgan Hume

February 19, 2020

We are bonded by the songs we listen to, TV shows we watch and books we read. But how much of the pop culture we love remains after a nuclear apocalypse takes it all away? The Performing Arts Office’s (PAO) production of “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” offers some of the answers. The show takes place...

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

Morgan Hume

February 12, 2020

There wasn’t always a Malcolm X. No one regarded the youngster from Michigan, nicknamed Detroit Red, as a leader. Instead, he was another kid hustling in the streets of Boston and New York for some pocket change. Little did he know that he was simply wrapping up one chapter of his life to make way f...

Spring Showcase perfectly blends humor and drama

Spring Showcase perfectly blends humor and drama

Madison Suseland

February 12, 2020

“Little Dog,” “Flicker” and “Rodéo,” three one-act plays written and directed by Suffolk students, hit the Sullivan Studio Theatre on Feb. 7 as part of this year’s Spring Showcase. While the shows were each different in terms of plot, setting and characters, they all drew upon common theme...

The limit does not exist for how much entertainment ‘Mean Girls’ the musical brings

The limit does not exist for how much entertainment ‘Mean Girls’ the musical brings

Morgan Hume and Sarah Turley

February 5, 2020

The Plastics made their way from North Shore High to the Citizens Bank Opera House as the musical “Mean Girls,” based off the film of the same name, on Jan. 29. “Mean Girls” the musical is based off the 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey about how the school’s mo...

Student debuts play based on George Harrison

Student debuts play based on George Harrison

Morgan Hume

February 5, 2020

To Suffolk senior Alice Byrne, there was something in the way George Harrison moved her, with a lifetime of music she found inspirational enough to turn into an original play. Byrne wrote and directed “Here Comes The Moon,” which will debut at the Sullivan Studio theater on Friday as part of th...

Seriously, Who’s Askin’? Suffolk comedy clubs collide for first ever combined show

Phoebe Adams

February 5, 2020

For the first time, Suffolk University’s two comedy clubs, Seriously Bent and Who’s Askin’, combined on one stage to give students a night full of laughs, skits and plenty of improv. The show took place on Jan. 30, packing the Sawyer building’s third floor lounge despite being on a Thursday night. The two groups focus on d...

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Madison Suseland

February 5, 2020

From Feb. 6 to 9, the Suffolk University theatre department will be hosting the annual Spring Showcase, featuring  three one-act plays that are written and directed by Suffolk students. Each show has been in the process of rehearsing for the past few weeks as students grow eager for opening night. One...

‘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 ...

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