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Northwestern graduate student designs set for existential slasher comedy

Andrea Michelson, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film

A&E On a stage just 20 feet wide, Northwestern graduate student Arnel Sancianco was tasked with bringing a world of horror to a college dorm room. The play, “Hookman,” premiered at Steep Theatre on April 20 and runs through May 27. The existential slasher comedy was written by L...

Bienen hosts annual American Liszt Society Festival for first time

Bienen hosts annual American Liszt Society Festival for first time

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

The Bienen School of Music hosted the annual American Liszt Society Festival for the first time this weekend, celebrating the works and influence of Franz Liszt, a 19th-century composer and virtuoso pianist. The theme of the festival was “Liszt and the Orchestral Imagination,” focusing on the...

Boomshaka’s 20th anniversary show celebrates community, creativity

Boomshaka’s 20th anniversary show celebrates community, creativity

Taira Alabi, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E Trash cans, dancing, paint buckets. These are just a few elements of a Boomshaka show. Northwestern’s drum, dance and rhythm group will present its 20th anniversary spring show, “Back to Zero,” this weekend in Shanley Pavilion. Over its two-decade span, Boomshaka has drawn in dancers...

McCormick freshman featured in metal band’s music videos

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Damon D’Amico Jr. didn’t expect to be offered the role of Kevin, a victim of bullying, in a Boston-based metal band’s music video. After coming across the McCormick freshman’s professional profile online, the directors and lead singer of Ice Nine Kills contacted D’Amico about act...

Northwestern alumna stars in sign language version of ‘Pinocchio’

Northwestern alumna stars in sign language version of ‘Pinocchio’

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Sarah Cartwright said she is used to being type-casted as a scrappy orphan. But for the next month, she will instead portray a dead cricket who serves as the voice to a puppet in Neverbird Project’s production of “Pinocchio.” “Pinocchio” tells the story of a puppet who is brought to life...

Evanston Literary Festival returns for third year

Evanston Literary Festival returns for third year

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

A&E Evanston will come together once more this weekend to celebrate its vibrant literary arts community. The annual Evanston Literary Festival will return on Saturday, featuring an expanded program of events and guests. The festival, now in its third year, runs until May 11, starting with Indepen...

Lyric Opera recreates Parisian version of musical ‘My Fair Lady’

Lyric Opera recreates Parisian version of musical ‘My Fair Lady’

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E The Lyric Opera of Chicago will re-create a Parisian version of the timeless Broadway musical “My Fair Lady,” a large-scale production that includes a chorus of more than 50 singers. “My Fair Lady” — a musical stemmed from “Pygmalion,” a play by George Bernard Shaw based on...

Rock musical explores expectations of success

Rock musical explores expectations of success

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories, Music, Students, Theater

For many Northwestern students, the desire to achieve certain markers of success looms large, said Communication sophomore Noah Watkins. In an effort to explore this theme, Watkins directed a production of the musical “tick, tick … BOOM!” which opens Friday at the Mussetter-Struble Theater....

UNITY fashion show celebrates 10-year anniversary

UNITY fashion show celebrates 10-year anniversary

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students

For its 10th annual show, UNITY Charity Fashion Show expanded its programming and partnered with a new charity. UNITY, Northwestern’s biggest charity fashion show, hosted its annual show Sunday night at the Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave., before an audience of about 200. For the first time,...

Former Communication professor creates web series on domestic violence

Maddy Ashmun, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

After working at a domestic violence center for women and children, Mia McCullough realized it would be the right setting for her first TV show. McCullough, a former Communication professor, started working at the shelter, now called Mary Lou’s Place, in 1999. She is now co-directing and co-producing...

Q&A: Actress Barbara Figgins

Q&A: Actress Barbara Figgins

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Stage actress Barbara Figgins (Communication ’85) performed the role of Ellie Porter, the wife of a dynastic Senator rumored to be a Satanist, at the Monday night preview of “Scapegoat; Or (Why The Devil Always Loved Us)” at the New Colony in Chicago. The Daily sat down with Figgins to discuss...

Play about dogs celebrates childlike simplicity

Play about dogs celebrates childlike simplicity

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

At a student production on campus, dogs take center stage. Imagine U is putting on the show “Go, Dog. Go!” which follows a group of dogs creating make-believe days for themselves, including going to work, having parties and playing around. The show premiered April 14 and will run through April...