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Insert Coin: ‘No Stopping, No Warping, No Dying’ made the gamer inside me tear up

Will Podlewski, Columnist

February 5, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, Technology (Current), The Current, Theater

Video gaming isn’t cheap. With a torrent of online passes, downloadable content and system peripherals taking a huge bite out of gamers’ wallets, it’s harder than ever to get a decent value when you plunk down your hard-earned cas...

Northwestern’s Dolphin Show is the transformative “My Fair Lady”

Avi Small, Reporter

January 30, 2013

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

The Dolphin Show, one of Northwestern’s annual musical theater traditions, claims to be the largest student-produced musical in the country. Any visitor to Cahn Auditorium for a performance of this year’s Dolphin Show, ...

Why we can’t talk about “Race”

Avi Small, Writer

January 23, 2013

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

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Northwestern’s Theatre and Interpretation Center put on a staged reading of “Race.” Written in 2009 by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet, “Race” discusses issues of race, class...

‘Motherf**ker With The Hat:’ Profane but not profound

Avi Small, Writer

January 16, 2013

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

From the moment you open the program of "The Motherf**ker With the Hat," you know this isn't going to be a restrained performance. Walking into the theater, I wondered how many people in this mostly white, septuagenarian matinee audience...

“Les Mis” From a Theater Perspective: Screen adaptation lacks musical’s spark

Avi Small, Columnist

January 10, 2013

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

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since Christmas, you’ve probably heard there’s a film version of "Les Miserables," the epic musical theater production. In fact, you’ve probably heard a few bars of “Do You Hear...

Theater Review: Ensemble, set of ‘Bulrusher’ make for satisfying production

Iman Childs, Columnist

November 8, 2012

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

“Bulrusher,” a 2007 Pulitzer-nominated drama by Eisa Davis, follows Bulrusher, played by Ericka Ratcliff, a young black girl who is found floating in a basket along a river in a northern Californian town and is subsequently...

Theater Review: Live streaming of Verdi’s ‘Otello’ brings Shakespeare to life

Ayla Gotkan, Reporter

October 31, 2012

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

Most people are accustomed to seeing Shakespeare’s plays materialize again and again, whether in a traditional theater setting, such as Lovers and Madmen’s “Macbeth,” which played earlier this month, or in a creative...