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The stock characters: Reviewing ‘Trouble in Mind’ and ‘The Fantasticks’

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 20, 2014

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

It's rare, especially in this day and age, that we hear a story that is truly simple. A character moves from stasis into conflict, goes through trials to overcome the conflict and eventually overcomes the conflict. Nowadays, audiences...

Beginning to Mean Something: Reviewing ‘Double Feature,’ ‘Endgame’

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 6, 2014

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

I'm of a strong opinion that theater should primarily be for the audience. Why else would you invite them to come and watch? You can be the most interesting, the most intelligent, the most boundary-pushing and edgy piece of theater,...

Ambition consumes us: Reviewing “Moby Dick”

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

April 30, 2014

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

Few names at Northwestern have the kind of awesome, deity-like sheen about them as the name "David Catlin." Ever since co-founding Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company in 1988, Catlin's work has been revered, both throughout...

Chicago Blackhawks chairman endows Theatre and Interpretation Center

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

April 20, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Chicago Blackhawks chairman William Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz has created an endowment for Northwestern to foster student and faculty projects in the Theatre and Interpretation Center. Wirtz and his wife will contribute a multimillion...