Monthly Archives: April 2011

Take Her, She’s Mine: Harvard in the ’60s

April 8, 2011

As Harvard students, rushing around campus from dawn to dusk, we can easily forget the many students that have come before us and the trials and tribulations they must have faced in their respective eras.  Thankfully, Take Her, She’s Mine, mounted in the Adams Pool by director Madeleine Bennett (’11), addressed this problem.  A...

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LHO’s Candide: A Vocal and Orchestral Showcase

April 7, 2011

After productions of Tosca, Otello, and Turandot, it was rather refreshing to see the Lowell House Opera return to the lighter fare of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.  Based on Voltaire’s famous satire, the opera is full of catchy tunes, hilarity, and moral lessons as the young Candid encounters many a trial and tribulation after he...

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Callbacks Sterling

April 7, 2011

If there were one word to describe the Callbacks’ 25th Anniversary “Sterling” Jam, it would be “cool.” The show, interspersed with touching speeches honoring their seniors, performances from over 60 alumni, and a look at the surprising and varied roots of the Callbacks’ founding, demonstrated the immense enthusiasm and emotion all the members feel...

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Howie the Rookie: A Master Production

April 7, 2011

Howie the Rookie, Mark O’Rowe’s powerful tale focusing on two young men involved in the underground world of gang life in Ireland, played in the Loeb Ex Theatre from February 18th-20th and February 24th-26th. The play is a master lesson in storytelling. It is told entirely through intertwining monologues delivered by Howie Lee (Adam...

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Skinwalking: Turning Sand into Glass

April 7, 2011

Last weekend, “Skinwalking” compelled and disturbed audiences over its five performances in the Loeb Ex.  The four-act play is the thesis of senior Cecelia Raker ’11, who set out to explore the differences between Judaism and Christianity, and more broadly, belief and skepticism. Raker has clearly done her research—several pages of eloquent program notes assure...

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They Got the Beat

April 7, 2011

Founded just three years ago, “Corcairdhearg: the Harvard College Irish Dancers” have quickly made a name for themselves – and not just one that is difficult to pronounce. Their performance “We Got the Beat: An Evening of Rhythmic Dancing,” on Saturday April 2nd at 8PM, was entertaining, lively, and impressive. The intricate footwork, clean...

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