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Play’s comedy is strong, but drama falls flat

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

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 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

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 ...

“King Lear” is all bark and no bite

“King Lear” is all bark and no bite

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Nothing will come of nothing, but something good may come from subtlety. A sense of restraint was missing from Great Lakes Theater’s production of “King Lear,” which opened last weekend. The classic story of betrayal and family discord was accompanied by more yelling, spitting and trash can...

Good alchemy on stage from the Players’ Theatre Group

Good alchemy on stage from the Players’ Theatre Group

Ellie Rambo, Copy Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Omens follow an unnamed shepherd across Spain, through the Sahara desert and finally to the pyramids of Egypt, where she believes she will find treasure. In this stage adaption of Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist,” the Players’ Theater Group began the year with a production shaped by allegory. This...

Fall theater previews

Sierra Cotton, Contributing Reporter

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Our campus offers a diverse array of shows through various theater groups. With so many options, there is no reason not to attend one. One of the theater groups on campus is the Players’ Theatre Group, a group that puts on shows proposed by the students. At the moment, they are accepting submissions...

Bringing the smarts to the arts with Eldred Theater’s upcoming play

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Eldred Theater is bringing Molière’s brilliant satirical comedy, “The Learned Ladies,” to campus for showtimes this week and next week. For those who are not familiar with Molière’s work or this play, “The Learned Ladies” is a satirical piece on French culture. Following Molière’s...

Welcome to Urinetown

Welcome to Urinetown

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

At the opening night of a show, you need to take mistakes with a grain of salt. Actors are still fully getting into their roles, set changes can be a little clunky and lighting and sound crews often have only had a couple of days to actually practice their complicated changes. That’s why there is...

Playhouse Square announces 2015-2016 lineup

Playhouse Square announces 2015-2016 lineup

Sunny Kalidindi, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

Playhouse Square downtown offers a great destination for Broadway-level musicals.

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