Topic: play

The play “Dry Swallow,” written by Lucas Baisch MFA’20 and directed by Brooklyn-based Bengali director Shayok Misha Chowdhury, is set in three separate worlds.

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Play ‘Dry Swallow’ explores role of drugs, violence in parallel worlds

November 12, 2019 0 comments

This past weekend, Sock & Buskin produced the play “Dry Swallow,” a gritty interrogation of the relationship between drugs, class, violence and art.

The play titled “kemps” drew on Horwitz’s own experiences at summer camp playing the card game kemps. The play aims to explore womanhood and depict the unique, unspoken understanding of close friends.

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Original play ‘kemps’ celebrates womanhood, sisterhood

November 6, 2019 0 comments

On the evening of Oct. 31, audience members crowded into Leeds Theatre to see the debut of “kemps,” an absurdist experimental play written by Emma Horwitz ’20 MFA and directed by Josiah Davis ’20 MFA.

The play was written by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada and translated by Aya Ogawa, the translator of over a dozen of Okada’s works. Several different actors portray the show’s two protagonists at the same time, which Ogawa noted made translation difficult. Sock and Buskin’s show will run at Leeds Theatre through Sunday, April 14.

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Sock and Buskin play explores identity, technology with complex structure

April 9, 2019 0 comments

Sock and Buskin’s production of “The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise,” now showing at Leeds Theatre through April 14, uses a University setting and fragmented narration to touch on themes of alienation, technology, identity and the mundanity of everyday life.

This modern staging of “The Scottish Play” draws influence from an essay on dismemberment, images of death and even modern club music. Trinity Repertory Company is performing “Macbeth” until March 3.

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Trinity Rep. stages gruesome, modern ‘Macbeth’

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Trinity Repertory Company’s production of “Macbeth,” running from Jan. 31 through March 3, is a gloriously gruesome and thrilling performance, presenting a characterization of baseness all too applicable in today’s political world.

“In the Pink,” directed by Molly Littman ’21, examines how a terminal illness like breast cancer complicates kinship and female identity.

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PW downspace play explores mother-daughter relationship

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Written and directed by Molly Littman ’21, “In the Pink” explores the complicated relationship between Sarah, a woman with breast cancer, and Rebecca, her 20-something-year-old daughter. The play’s set was designed to look like a hospital room with get well cards, flu season awareness posters and all.

Sock and Buskin’s latest show, “Next to Normal,” focuses on a woman facing grief and living with bipolar disorder. The show will run until Nov. 11.

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“Next to Normal” grapples with mental illness, grief

November 5, 2018 0 comments

xt to Normal,” running Nov 1-11 at the Stuart Theater, features a raw and moving story delivered by outstanding student actors.

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‘Bulrusher’ chronicles search for family

October 1, 2018 0 comments

In Leeds Theatre’s production of “Bulrusher,” race, family and forgiveness are seen through the eyes of an earnest and confused young woman as she struggles to discover herself.

Tony Estrella (left) and Marianna Bassham (right) acted in a play with scenes of unrequited love, unlikely alliances and lots of existential turmoil. The play closes Feb. 18.

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Gamm theater’s take on “Uncle Vanya” disappoints Chekhov enthusiasts

February 1, 2018 0 comments

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s performance of Anton Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” failed to do justice to the biting satirical realism for which its author is so well-known. The play is directed by accomplished Chekhov translator Curt Columbus, the award-winning mind behind the local Trinity Repertory Company.

AS220’s Counter Production Theatre Company’s “Waiting for Gadot,” was a rendition of Samiel Beckett’s original work that emulated his comedic elements thanks to the performances of the Company’s two leads.

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Production of “Waiting for Godot” impresses with humor, soliloquy

October 24, 2017 0 comments

Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” stands as one of the dramatic world’s most complex works.

Performances reevaluate Western canon by highlighting female authors

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Performances reevaluate Western canon by highlighting female authors

February 28, 2017 0 comments

“Explosions from the Other Canon” burst onto the scene Friday and Saturday night at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.