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‘Metamorphosis’ presents sobering view of adolescent isolation

Avi Small, Writer

March 7, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

In Franz Kafka's classic novel, "The Metamorphosis," Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a revolting creature. A new adaptation of this classic novel came to Shanley Pavilion this weekend as part...

Northwestern alumna Kate Baldwin stars in musical adaptation of ‘Big Fish’

Sam Freedman, Writer

March 7, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Personality Profiles, Profiles, Quotes, The Current, Theater, Top Current Story

In fall 2011, Kate Baldwin (Communication ’97) went in to read for what would become one of the most high-profile roles of her career. The part was a lead in “Big Fish,” a musical adaptation of the beloved novel by Daniel...

Q&A with Lipstick Theatre president Ali Shields

James BIen, Writer

March 4, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Quotes, The Current, Theater

Communication sophomore Ali Shields is president of Lipstick Theatre, a new theater group that focuses on women’s rights, featuring female-penned plays or ones that address issues modern-day women face. Lipstick Theatre’s...

Q&A with ‘The Canary’ director Catherine Mounger and assistant director Kenya Hall

Chelsea Sherlock, Writer

February 28, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Personality Profiles, Profiles, Quotes, The Current, Theater

Communication senior Catherine Mounger was inspired to develop and direct “The Canary” after reading “Caucasia” by Danzy Senna. She and assistant director Kenya Hall, a Communication sophomore, spoke with The Current...

Recess, tutus and Frank Sinatra at the Joffrey’s ‘American Legends’

Avi Small, Writer

February 28, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

Walking into the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, an audience member could see the gilded stage and the velvet curtain and settle down into his comfortable half-price seat expecting a staid, traditional performance....

Little Red Riding Hood can sing? Fairy tale theater in ‘Into the Woods’

Avi Small, Writer

February 21, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, The Current, Theater

While many of us are finally done with exams this week, the quarter system means yet another midterm season is just around the corner. For a student looking for a weekly theatrical fix, it can be hard to find time to travel to...

‘The Magnificents’ really is magical

Avi Small, Writer

February 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

Theater critics, this one included, are often guilty of misusing the word "magical." Yes, often a theatrical performance can be transformative or profound. But magical? Really? It's really no exaggeration to say "The Magnificents,"...

‘Nickel and Dimed’ gives more than a penny for our thoughts

Avi Small, Writer

February 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, The Current, Theater

In the shadow of the Beyonce Super Bowl Spectacular, it’s helpful to take a step back and remember that a performance does not have to overwhelm the senses in order to be effective. Often, it is the subtle performance of a quiet...