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In “No Exit,” Hell is other people

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

Artists and writers have portrayed Hell in various ways: everything from fire and brimstone to endless nothingness has been offered as possibilities for eternal torment. The playwright Jean-Paul Sartre contributed his existentialist take on Hell with “No Exit,” a play recently performed by Players’...

Here’s the theater to look for in Cleveland this semester

Here’s the theater to look for in Cleveland this semester

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 22, 2016

“No Exit”—Jan. 22-23 8 p.m., Eldred Theater Blackbox (Player’s Theater Group), Free Player’s Theater Group is ready to welcome students back to campus with this existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre. In this play, the afterlife is imagined as a room where three characters are locked together...

Middle Eastern Cultural Association Hafleh draws CWRU, Cleveland community

Ashley Chan, Public Relations Manager

December 7, 2015

Ahlan wa sahlan: welcome. On Friday, Nov. 20, adults, children and individuals of all cultures gathered in the Thwing Atrium to attend the Middle Eastern Cultural Association (MECA)’s annual Fall Hafleh, which benefitted the Mohammad Jamal Scholarship and Education Fund. “Hafleh,” meanin...

“The Addams Family” is dark and engaging

“The Addams Family” is dark and engaging

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2015

Although “The Addams Family” is not pitch perfect, it does manage to be hilarious while showcasing bizarre characters and macabre musical numbers. The musical centers on the darkly eccentric Addams Family, which consists of suave Gomez (Brett DiCello), enchanting Morticia (Bridgette Garb), Gomez’s...

Player’s Theater Group performs eerie one-act play

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 13, 2015

It seems right that a play about the brevity of life should only last 40 minutes. This was the case with “Kaleidoscope,” the Ray Bradbury one-act produced by the Players’ Theatre Group. The story begins with an average day aboard a spaceship as the crew members check in with an automated psychoanalyst....

Hold on to Halloween with “The Addams Family”

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015

The notoriously gloomy Wednesday Addams might have been happier as a Friday. Unless, of course, she was Friday the 13th, like the first night of Eldred Theater’s production of “The Addams Family.” The darkly whimsical musical will be playing at Eldred Theater, directed by Department of Theater...

Play’s comedy is strong, but drama falls flat

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015

On Halloween night, I attended “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” with the promise of lots of profanity and a comedic drama that would make me reflect on my own life. Two parts of that were delivered. Centered around Jackie (Connor Wolfe), a recovering cocaine addict fresh out of prison with a mission...

Intensity and humor blend in Players’ Theater Group show

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015

If the name: “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” doesn’t intrigue you enough to watch the show put on by the Players’ Theatre Group, maybe a description will. This Friday and Saturday, the Players’ Theatre Group will be performing the show with a cast and crew made entirely of first- and second-year...

“First Date” gives a good first impression

“First Date” gives a good first impression

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015

My first impression of “First Date” was made during the opening number, “The One,” which immediately showcased the energetic eccentricities that would follow. The musical follows Casey (Mara Grigg) and Aaron (Alex Meltsner), who have been set up for a blind date by Casey’s sister, Lauren (Sarah...

Cleveland theater preview

Cleveland theater preview

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2015

Fall is the prime time to experience live theater in Cleveland, but having too many choices can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you narrow down that list based on your interests and wallet. You like: Swearing Show: “The Motherfucker with the Hat” Where: Eldred Theater Performance Dates: Oct. 30 and 31 ...

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