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“King Stag” prances into audience’s hearts

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

December 6, 2019

The beginning of "King Stag" was a little confusing. The pre-show music had stopped, the "please enjoy the show" announcement was over and there was nobody on stage. And yet, nothing was happening. The audience just sat there in silence. It felt like something had gone wrong, like the crew just was...

uISA and Naach di Cleveland team up for CWRU’s largest cultural event

uISA and Naach di Cleveland team up for CWRU’s largest cultural event

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

After a semester jam packed with events, from a Navratri Garba to an Education Week fundraiser to a “Diwali” dinner, the Undergraduate Indian Students Association (uISA) capped off the year with their bombastic Andaaz event.  Held in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Nov. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m...

Players’ Theatre Group performs “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” at the Eldred Black Box

Players’ Theatre Group performs “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” at the Eldred Black Box

Lewis Nelken, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Light and shadow cascaded over six college thespians in a struggle to change the perception of women in the new age last weekend, Nov. 8 and 9, at the Eldred Black Box Theater. “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” was an hour-long series of vignettes that left the audience in a stupor, switching from...

CWRU Performance Showcase dazzles prospective students

CWRU Performance Showcase dazzles prospective students

Emily Young, Development Editor

November 15, 2019

For hopeful students dreaming of going to Case Western Reserve University, there is no greater experience than the Diversity Overnight program. A chance to meet real students and live life as a college student for a day is one of the best ways to discover all that CWRU has to offer. The Office of ...

“She Loves Me” gives a charming take on relationships and first impressions

“She Loves Me” gives a charming take on relationships and first impressions

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

November 8, 2019

I consider myself to be a Footlighters regular. I’ve now seen four of the five shows Footlighters has put on in my time here at Case Western Reserve University. I didn’t get to see their production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” last semester, so I was eager to see this semester’s show, “...

Costumes and comedy at IMPROVment’s Halloween Spooktacular

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 1, 2019

Pennywise, Ms. Frizzle and Guy Fieri stand in a line, eyeing each other up. “Letty, I think you’ve got it!” second-year student Camille Witt said. Fifth-year student Leticia “Letty” Dornfeld smiled under her orange wig and straightened her solar system dress, as Pennywise and Guy Fieri ba...

“Wakey, Wakey” celebrates mortality and the simplicity of human love

“Wakey, Wakey” celebrates mortality and the simplicity of human love

Adam Benjamin, Contributing Reporter

October 25, 2019

“Wakey, Wakey” is Dobama Theatre’s Midwest premiere of playwright Will Eno’s mysterious exploration of mortality.  “Wakey, Wakey” stars Jason Martin as Guy, a man whose vitality burns through his witty soliloquy and visceral morality. Martin draws the audience in with his charm, establ...

uISA’s “Garba” brings Indian holiday spirit to CWRU

uISA’s “Garba” brings Indian holiday spirit to CWRU

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

While most Americans will celebrate the holiday season later this winter, for Indians around the world, ‘tis the season. While most people are only familiar with Diwali—which is happening in the next few weeks, don’t worry—this whole month is jam packed with holidays and celebrations, with one of t...

The Idiot Box makes improv more accessible to the campus

The Idiot Box makes improv more accessible to the campus

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Over the weekend, in the shadows of Nord Hall’s basement, a new club was born. The Idiot Box club, or “tHe iDiOt bOx” as they prefer to style it, which met for the first time on Sep. 21, is dedicated to building a new home for those who love improvisation, but want to participate in a more casual...

The Book of Mormon comes to Playhouse Square

The Book of Mormon comes to Playhouse Square

Fernando Rivera, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2019

I had never seen “The Book of Mormon” prior to Connor Palace's show on Sunday, Sep. 15, in their recent welcome-back run at Playhouse Square, although I had listened to the soundtrack as a closeted high school senior.  The iconic song, "Turn It Off" satirizes the particularly Mormon experience (and ge...

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