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Parr: Theater is not “on demand”

Parr: Theater is not “on demand”

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You don't need me to tell you that some people act like they have never heard of the term "theater etiquette." I've seen and heard some horrific things during live performances, but I want to examine an unfortunate fad that I've noticed increasingly often: leaving when performers come out to take the...

An Irish twist on Hollywood

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Eldred Theater’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” advertises itself as a play about a crippled boy pursuing his dreams of going to Hollywood. The show actually covers so much more than this. In all actuality, Hollywood filming is a very small aspect of the play, and this strengthens the show. “The...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

“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...

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...

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.

Eldred Theater to present off-Broadway social satire

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The famous production “Lobby Hero” premiered on March 13, 2001 in New York City, but this month, Eldred Theater is bringing the play to Cleveland. The plot of “Lobby Hero” revolves partly around a 27-year-old security guard named Jeff, who oversees an apartment complex in Manhattan...

CWRU docs rock

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance

Case Western Reserve University has a nerdy sense of humor, and on Friday December 12th, the medical students will get to perform every medical spoof they can think of. This will be at, of course, the annual Doc Opera, held this year in the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. This year’s theme, “A...

Eldred loves losers

Eldred loves losers

Ellie Rambo, Copy Editor

December 4, 2014


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

“Your word is cow.” “Could I have the definition please?” “It means cow.” “Could you use it in a sentence?” “Please spell cow.” “C-O-W.” “That is correct.” This is not a typical spelling bee, as demonstrated by unusual example sentences and definitions...

Footlighters’ belated Halloween celebration

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The Footlighters don’t want you to forget Halloween again this year. “Everyone’s always busy with school and ends up missing it,” said student director Sam Haese. “Around Nov. 2 you look up and think: ‘Oh no, I didn’t do anything for Halloween.’” The musical-production group hopes...

Student director brings dark comedy to life

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

On Oct. 16-18, The Player’s Theater Group’s newest student-directed play, “The Exit Interview” hits the black box and all Case Western Reserve University students have the privilege of watching the play for free. The play revolves around Dick Fig, a professor who has been terminated from his...

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