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Review: “Fighting Words”

Review: “Fighting Words”

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

“You’ll never know how it feels until it happens to you.” Light illuminates the ten actors standing at the back of the stage. Their expressions show their frustration as they step up one by one to share what words mean to them.   The introduction to the characters’ opinions kick off th...

Performing arts teachers’ previous careers inspire their curriculums

Performing arts teachers’ previous careers inspire their curriculums

Muriel Statman, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018

“It’s something that I have always loved and been passionate about. Performing, but also the magic of it,” Drama teacher Summer Williams said. “My grandmother will tell you that it is because she took me to see a play when I was three at an apple farm. I have no idea if it’s true. The ‘see...

Review: The “Every 28 Hours” Plays

Review: The “Every 28 Hours” Plays

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

“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

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...

Freshman Play Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Freshman Play Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Sonia Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

In pitch black lighting, low voices began to cry, “You’re in the doldrums.” The audience found itself transfixed as deep voices, illuminated by gradually increasing red lights as fascinating characters rose up into full posture. The Lethargarians had appeared, clothed in hooded grey sweats, encircli...

Freshman play, The Phantom Tollbooth, debuts

Freshman play, The Phantom Tollbooth, debuts

Gabe Lee, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016

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...

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