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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, ...

Cast of ‘Ubu Roar’ delivers a royally entertaining performance

Cast of ‘Ubu Roar’ delivers a royally entertaining performance

Abigail Hart

October 2, 2019

Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre was transported to Poland last weekend, as the play “Ubu Roar” filled the venue with humor and laughter. This production was directed by Suffolk Theatre Professor Wesley Savick, and was put on by the Juvenila Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Allston....

Rampage welcomes back alumni during annual cabaret

Rampage welcomes back alumni during annual cabaret

Morgan Hume

April 17, 2019

Rampage show choir and sketch comedy troupe Who’s Askin’ joined forces on Saturday night to fill Modern Theatre with a combination of music and humor during the Rampage Alumni Cabaret. The show began with a collection of indie acts, where soloists or small groups of singers performed a song of...

‘Everybody’ impacts audience through themes of love, death and understanding

‘Everybody’ impacts audience through themes of love, death and understanding

Morgan Hume

April 10, 2019

If death came knocking on your door, ready to take you and a companion to the afterlife, who would you bring along on the journey? Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist Branden Jacob-Jenkins explores this question in his play “Everybody,” adapted from a 15th century morality play titled “Everyman,”...

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ hilariously takes center stage at the Modern Theatre

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ hilariously takes center stage at the Modern Theatre

Phoebe Adams and Morgan Hume

February 27, 2019

The Modern Theatre was taken back in time to the roaring 20’s as Suffolk University’s Performing Arts Office (PAO) put on three performances of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical set inside a comedy, over the weekend. For clarification, from this point on, “The Drowsy Chaperone” will refer...

“Midnight Ride” makes light of potential global nuclear threat

“Midnight Ride” makes light of potential global nuclear threat

Amy Koczera

October 4, 2017

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...

Seven Sicknesses premieres at the Modern Theatre

Seven Sicknesses premieres at the Modern Theatre

December 18, 2012

Dan Olsen  Journal Staff A few weeks ago, Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre hosted several showings of The Seven Sicknesses performed by Suffolk’s theatre department, directed by Wesley Savick (originally by Sean Graney).  The evening included nine short plays and a dinner served at interm...

Modern Theatre Home to Presidential Debates and Discussion

Miles Halpine

October 11, 2012

Election Day is less than 30 days away, and the race is heating up more and more each day. Polls and public events are partially shaping peoples' views, but one thing more popular is the Presidential, and Vice Presidential, debates. With one down, and three to go, the debates have potential to change...

Film forum raises trafficking awareness

Film forum raises trafficking awareness

February 8, 2012

Alexa Barrios  Journal Staff Globally, 27 million people are trapped in modern day slavery, according to the Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights (BITAHR). Of those trafficked, 79 percent are sexually exploited. Read More »...

Revitalization: Washington Street regains yet another old friend

Revitalization: Washington Street regains yet another old friend

Chelsea Szmania

November 10, 2010

Chelsea Szmania Journal Staff. The Modern Theatre looms overhead on Washington St. after being reincorporated into downtown Boston’s booming theatre district. On Friday, November 5, Suffolk held its grand opening of the Modern Theatre, a brand new addition to the campus. Read More »...

Students impressed by new Modern Theatre dorms

Gianna Carchia

September 22, 2010

Gianna Carchia Journal Contributor Rising ten stories above the Modern Theatre is Suffolk’s newest residence hall, featuring a beautifully restored façade and housing for 197 students. The environmentally friendly project adjoining 10 West provides an important addition to on-campus hous...

Suffolk goes for the Gold again

Alex Pearlman

February 3, 2010

Article by: Alex Pearlman Back in 1876, the Modern Theatre was built. Originally called the Dobson Building, it was used for two storefront showrooms and carpet storage. Then, in 1913, it was renovated and became the first movie house in Boston, as well as the site of the first installed sound ...

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