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Former Northwestern professor premiers staged reading of Syrian war drama

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

April 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

After reading a New Yorker article about the conditions in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, former Communication Prof. Mia McCullough knew she wanted to write a story that captured their personal experiences. Her play, “Wisdom...

Trance Masks club puts a new spin on improv

Cydney Hayes, Reporter

October 8, 2015

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Putting on a mask is the perfect way to find a more authentic face for Communication junior Alexander Kohanski. Kohanski is the founder of Northwestern’s Trance Masks club, which, starting Oct. 18, will meet weekly to perform w...

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...

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, ...

‘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...