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Annual Student Directed Festival emboldens creative growth

Annual Student Directed Festival emboldens creative growth

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Writing Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Adaptations of the cartoon show Bob’s Burgers, satires on the ungratefulness of Brookline and classics like The Rhinoceros are just a few examples of the vast range of performances at the Drama Society’s Student Directed Festival. Student Directed is a two day festival during which groups of st...

Review: Needs Improvment Show

Review: Needs Improvment Show

Vera Targoff, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The Robert-Dubbs Auditorium speakers played songs by Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Coldplay as students and parents made their way inside, excitedly chattering about the performance to come. The first few rows were filled with students, and parents and family members spread out throughout the auditorium. ...

Review: The “Every 28 Hours” Plays

Review: The “Every 28 Hours” Plays

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

“Will this ever stop?” A beat. Then each and every person in the over filled Black Box stood up and gave thunderous applause, all with solemn, intense, emotion filled looks on their faces. The “Every 28 Hours” Plays, directed by drama teacher Summer Williams, are a collection of 43 one minute...

Upcoming Spring Play explores American racial tensions

Upcoming Spring Play explores American racial tensions

Josh Fleishman, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Every 28 hours, a person of color is killed by a vigilante, security guard or police officer.  This highly contested statistic, from a 2012 study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, is the foundation that supports the 2017 Spring Play, aptly titled Every 28 Hours. The show itself is a collection of one-minute pl...

Review: Borne into the Clouds

Review: Borne into the Clouds

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Under the white sheets of a hospital bed, junior Jacob Zachary Flanders is unrecognizable. A taut cap covers his hair, and dark lesions are strewed across his face and neck. His arms tremble at the smallest attempt of movement. Flanders is playing Peter, the protagonist in this year’s Emerson play, Bour...

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase

Maisie Kramer, Staff Writer
January 7, 2017
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Enthusiastic theatergoers filed into the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium before the performance started. Most of the audience members sat in the first 10 rows of the auditorium as soft music played in the background, giving the vibe of a chill, intimate coffeehouse show. The Needs Improvment show on Friday, Jan. 6 ...

Freshman play, The Phantom Tollbooth, debuts

Freshman play, The Phantom Tollbooth, debuts

Gabe Lee, Staff Writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under Arts

Imagine you find a mysterious package in your room one day and it changes your life forever. This is exactly what happens to Milo, the protagonist of the upcoming freshman play, The Phantom Tollbooth. The play is based on the popular children’s book by Norton Juster and debuts on Dec. 7. According to dr...

Shakespeare play “Julius Caesar” in full swing

Shakespeare play “Julius Caesar” in full swing

Ani Mathison, Head Photographer
October 20, 2016
Filed under Arts, Showcase

What are you most excited for people to see? "I'm most excited for people to see our new take on the show and how hard everyone has been working." -junior Felicia Rosen What is the most fun part of being in the play? "I think that the most fun part is how much I've learned from it. I've never...

Shakespeare Review: Lear

Shakespeare Review: Lear

Kayla McKeon, Staff Writer
November 6, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  From strutting down the runway to family feuds, Queen Lear keeps the audience on its toes. A new take on the Shakespeare classic King Lear brings the audience into a world of high fashion and misplaced love. Queen Lear, directed by Mary Mastandrea, takes the classic Shakespearean tale ...

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