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Play Preview: “Dirk and Others Still With Us”
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Play Preview: “Dirk and Others Still With Us”

Last year, as senior theatre major Anna Brujin ’18 was thinking about potential subjects for her capstone, the theme of family kept coming back to her. She knew she would be curating a play for the stage, so she considered the relationships and connections within families and storytelling. The resulting piece, “Dirk and Others Still…

Review: There’s Magic in Guthrie 43rd Christmas Carol
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Review: There’s Magic in Guthrie 43rd Christmas Carol

Remember the moment in The Sorcerer’s Stone when 11-year-old Harry Potter steps through a brick entrance at the back of the Leaky Cauldron pub, and finds himself in the marvellous Diagon Alley? Magic fills his eyes as he wanders, mesmerized, along the eccentric shops and colorful façades that border the avenue. As I walked into…

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Family Fragility: Review on The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams came back to life for a short time in Macalester’s production of The Glass Menagerie. From a platform elevated above the other characters, Williams sat at his desk and commented solemnly on his own play. The Macalester Theater Department describes this added text as the “readers’ version,” which was a bold stylistic choice…

Danai Gurira ’01 to be 2016 grad speaker
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Danai Gurira ’01 to be 2016 grad speaker

Actress and playwright Danai Gurira ’01 will speak at the class of 2016 Commencement for Macalester College on May 14. Gurira graduated from Macalester with a degree in psychology before earning an MFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Macalester announced on March 25 that Gurira will appear alongside Gary Hines ’74…

“The Clean House” Review
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“The Clean House” Review

To put on a show is an exercise in world-building and empathy and The Clean House, performed this past weekend on Macalester’s Mainstage, has both in spades. Written by Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House tells the story of four women as they navigate their experiences living up to the expectations set by their partners, parents…

Theater Major // Charlotte Lastra
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Theater Major // Charlotte Lastra

This week’s senior arts profile is of Charlotte Lastra, a design track theatre major. She is from Chicago and does set building and design. How did you first get interested in theatre? I did theatre sort of on a whim in high school and I was like, “This is great. I don’t know what else…

The Cradle Will Rock // Review
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The Cradle Will Rock // Review

A sold-out audience goes quiet when the streetlamp rises out of the stage above the pit, glowing orange over the silence. We are transported to a night on an empty street corner in the 1930s. Enter Moll, music swelling. She sings of being a tired, hungry prostitute looking for a nickel or maybe just some…

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