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Suffolk prepares for world premiere of Thornton Wilder play

The cast hard at work during one of the dress rehearsals
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...

Cast of ‘Ubu Roar’ delivers a royally entertaining performance

Cast of ‘Ubu Roar’ delivers a royally entertaining performance
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...

Rampage welcomes back alumni during annual cabaret

Rampage welcomes back alumni during annual cabaret
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...

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

The cast of the Suffolk University Theatre Department’s production of “Everybody” inside the Modern Theatre, which ran last weekend
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...

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

“Janet,” played by Alice Bryne, “Feldzieg,” played by Logan Ausmus and members of the ensemble.
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,...

“Midnight Ride” makes light of potential global nuclear threat

L to R: Nick Wilson, James Carroll, Nael Nacer and Robert Walsh 
By Amy Koczera / Assist. World News Editor
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...

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...

Modern Theatre Home to Presidential Debates and Discussion

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,...

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...

Revitalization: Washington Street regains yet another old friend

Menino speaking at the Modern Theatre in 2010
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...

Students impressed by new Modern Theatre dorms

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...

Suffolk goes for the Gold again

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...

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