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Theater preview: Giving voice to the children in No Child
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Theater preview: Giving voice to the children in No Child

When you hear the words “No Child,” what are you reminded of? For most who lived through the era of intensive standardized testing in American public schools, the phrase “No Child Left Behind” comes to mind. Nilaji Sun, a teacher in the Lower East Side of New York City, saw the effects of the No…

Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater
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Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater

Downtown Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater is considered one of the most prestigious theaters in the Twin Cities, and its current production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet does not disappoint. The director, Joseph Haj, known for his production of King Lear this past spring, presents the world-famous love story through a mixture of traditional and modern…

Mixed Blood Theatre teaches us How to Use a Knife
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Mixed Blood Theatre teaches us How to Use a Knife

Will Snider’s How to Use a Knife is as sharp as its title would suggest. A gloriously irreverent comedy that moves deftly between hilarity and heartbreak, it serves as an impressive start to the Mixed Blood Theatre season. For those of our readers who are unfamiliar with this venue, The Mixed Blood Theatre is a…

Miller Shor and Richard Graham star in Venus in Fur
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Miller Shor and Richard Graham star in Venus in Fur

In an all-student show produced by Emily Nadel ’18 and Carter D’Angelo ’17, Miller Shor ’19 and Richard Graham ’19 performed in David Ives’ Venus in Fur on Sept. 8 and 9. Shor and Graham were a dynamic pairing, playing rich and intricate characters as if they were made for these roles. The play begins…

New theatre, dance building to be built after years of promises
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New theatre, dance building to be built after years of promises

The third and final piece of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion is on target to be completed by the spring of 2019: after years of waiting, Macalester’s Theatre and Dance (THDA) departments will gain a brand new building. The first two phases of the project — the combination music-commons area and…

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National Theatre Live’s “Frankenstein” // Preview

Encore screenings of National Theatre Live’s 2011 stage production of “Frankenstein” are coming to the Twin Cities. “Frankenstein” received wide acclaim during its run, and has since been screened in cinemas around the world. It is now returning to the screen for a third time, in select theaters across the country. The play is directed…

Ryan Brownlow: Theatre Major
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Ryan Brownlow: Theatre Major

Ryan Brownlow is a senior from White Settlement, Texas. Now heavily involved in the theatre & dance department, Ryan entered Macalester with no prior theatre experience. What is your major/minor outside of your art form? I’m a double major in theatre – with an emphasis in Performance Studies – and American Studies. I also have…

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Salima Seale// Theatre Major

Every week, The Mac Weekly interviews one senior majoring in an artistic field at Macalester. This week, we spoke with a Salima Seale, who is majoring in theater. Where are you from? I am from Washington D.C. Do you have any other majors besides theater? Nope, just theater. In what other ways are you involved…

The many facial hairs of Macalester College
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The many facial hairs of Macalester College

Facial hair has contrasting connotations. For some, it represents laziness or a desire to be seen as grungy and alternative. For others, it is a symbol of masculinity and power. But despite differencing views on the role of facial hair, one thing is clear: at Macalester, it is in.

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