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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…

Theater Major// STEPHANIE MESSER
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Theater Major// STEPHANIE MESSER

Every week, The Mac Weekly interviews one senior majoring in an artistic field at Macalester. This week, we spoke with Stephanie Messer, who is majoring in theater. How did you decide to become a theater major? It was actually more of a process of denial [rather] than [a] decision, really. I had done it all…

Macalester productions of The Cradle Will Rock open
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Macalester productions of The Cradle Will Rock open

Macalester’s Theater and Dance and Music Departments is putting on The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein. The musical opened last night and more performances will be held in Janet Wallace at 7:30 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 7) and Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available via the online box…

Theater & Dance Major // Hana Sato
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Theater & Dance Major // Hana Sato

This week’s senior arts profile is of Hana Sato, combined theater and dance major with a psychology minor. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she dreams of working work with people through dance therapy. How did you first get interested in theater and dance? As far as I know, I have been…

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ARTS Calendar

THEATER The Cradle Will Rock Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater November 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on the 8th) “This musical drama illuminates the social, political, and economic chaos in the United States after the Great Depression, when unemployment, government corruption, and greed ran rampant” (Macalester). General Admission, $10…

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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…

The Heidi Chronicles // Review
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The Heidi Chronicles // Review

The Heidi Chronicles, a play about the women of the Boomer generation, opened Friday night at the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis. The play, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, opens with the main character Heidi Holland giving a lecture on women in art. In the Guthrie production, Heidi refers to large screens high…

The Underpants // Review
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The Underpants // Review

The Theatre in the Round, the Twin Cities’ oldest theater, celebrated the opening of its sixty-third season with the revival of The Underpants, an old German play readapted by comedian Steve Martin. With a title such as The Underpants, I expected the play to be nothing shy of incredulously zany. Sure enough, the performance did…

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In the Blood: Trigger warnings and survivors of sexual assault

At the end of the Macalester production of In the Blood, the main character Hester is brutally raped on stage. It was shocking. It was provocative. It made you uncomfortable and it made you think—all good things that might have been exactly what you wanted from theatre. Except, perhaps, if you’re a sexual assault survivor….

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In the Blood: A Reflection

Actor Stephen Straub ‘14 made a joke to describe certain audience members’ reactions to the Theater and Dance Department’s spring show, In the Blood: “How do you make a typical Macalester student uncomfortable? Tell them the truth.” Two weeks after the play’s closing night, audience members and team members alike are still reeling from the…

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