Theatre

Parade

May 6, 2011

Amidst the craziness of pre-frosh weekend and Yardfest, Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s “Parade” was performed in the New College Theater.  Known for its powerful, beautiful music and its sad, painfully true story, “Parade” is a musical that tugs at the heartstrings while remaining consistently entertaining throughout. This production, directed by Josh McTaggart...

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Sphinx: Poignant Sketch

May 4, 2011

Perhaps the term “sketch comedy” brings to mind short, bizarre skits, drawing their humor from absurd settings or characters.  “Sphinx,” directed by Tyler G. Hall ’11, proved that sketch comedy is not limited to the absurd realm, and can strike a chord with its audience while maintaining its entertainment value. The two-act sketch comedy...

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Moving Rabbit Hole

May 4, 2011

How does one cope with the death of a child? Mother, Becca (Margaret Kerr ’13) and father, Howie (Daniel Gale Rosen, ‘10), must deal with this difficult situation in Rabbit Hole, a tragic story directed by Kriti Lodha (’12) in the Loeb Ex earlier this April. The major conflict of the show begins with...

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“Kashmir if You Can” Shocks and Delights

April 19, 2011

Cute, vulgar, and bizarre are some descriptors that come to mind for this year’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals production, Kashmir If You Can. In keeping with Hasty Pudding Tradition, Kashmir was equally campy, raunchy, and ridiculous. The story was centered upon vapid princess Sari M. Notsari (Ben Moss ’13), who is forced by her evil...

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An Innovative Faustus

April 19, 2011

We all know some version of Faustus: a man makes a deal with the devil in exchange for unlimited power, resources, and pleasure. Yet the moment one entered the theater for into the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of Faustus, which played at the Loeb Mainstage from April 1 through 9, it was clear that...

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Gilbert and Sullivan Players Carry Forward the Guard

April 19, 2011

For the last half of March, the Aggasiz Theater was the domain of the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players and their spring production of “The Yeomen of the Guard,” directed by Devon Dunn ’12 and music directed by Ethan Addicott ’14. Audiences enjoyed following the quandaries of Colonel Fairfax (Ian Clark ’12), who is...

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Preview: Parade

April 14, 2011

Jason Robert Brown’s first musical, “Parade,” opens this week on April 14th and runs through April 17th in the New College Theater. Directed by Joshua McTaggart ’13 and music directed by Sam Schoenberg ’13, the show has an 18-person cast and is the only modern, non-original musical going up this semester. The play centers...

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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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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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