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Feeling blue, seeing red

Feeling blue, seeing red

Felicity Otterbein

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Deep within the heart of theater lies a cavernous mine filled to the brim with boundless opportunity to poke fun at the world we live in. Dramatic and poetic irony are so deeply embedded within society that it’s become almost ritualistic to ensure the dramatics and antics of the modern world are for...

Democracy vs. Drama, withstanding the tests of time

Democracy vs. Drama, withstanding the tests of time

Ryan Arel

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Are we too divided on our political views for democracy to survive? In the musical “One State, Two State,” written and directed by Theatre professor Wesley Savick, the characters will wrestle with this question in a musical that tries to depict where American society stands politically for the time...

Spotlight series tackles anxiety in latest performance of “The Swimmer”

Felicity Otterbein

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Art imitating life is perhaps one of the oldest techniques when approaching discussing the mounting magnitudes of depression, loss and grief. The power of theater and visual art presents the ability to see emotion take place, and process it immediately - allowing for a potential empathetic or sympath...

It’s the end of the world as they know it

It’s the end of the world as they know it

Ryan Arel

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Showcase, Theater

One of the greater flaws of human existence is the general apathy felt by those who are unsatisfied or disappointed with the turns life can present. This can be applied to any and all walks of life; as what humans experience can shape an outlook on life, personality and character. It’s easy to see why buryi...

Spring Showcase 2018: musicals & minimalism

Spring Showcase 2018: musicals & minimalism

Juliana Sanchez

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

  The Spring Showcase 2018, featured “Acting 101/ Ames Room,” directed and written by Elektra Newman, and “I Enjoy Being a Girl,” a cabaret directed and choreographed by Victoria Isotti. “Acting 101/ Ames,” room represents a journey toward fulfillment and happiness, while “I Enjoy...

Speak and be heard

Speak and be heard

Kaitlin Hahn

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Illuminated by the 10 electric candles held by 10 respective women, the small OBERON stage was brightened for the briefest of moments to start a night dedicated to shedding light on the stories of the Nigerian women who have suffered the most extreme hardships. They start off in unison, swaying their...

Spring Showcase 2018: an existential crisis, celebrating women

Spring Showcase 2018: an existential crisis, celebrating women

Felicity Otterbein

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Within the theater community lies an undeniable thirst to create and suspend reality, if only for the briefest of moments. A hunger to create passionate, personable and personal content is always on the rise. At Suffolk University, this trend remains amongst its gifted theater student writers, directors and...

“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...

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