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Chinese folk play adapted

The Brandeis Theater Company took a tremendous risk about a year ago by placing The Orphan of Zhao, an adaptation of a Chinese folk tale, on the bill for the 2007-2008 season. It’s always a gamble to try translating a … Read More...

If the recipe is right, the end result is amazing

In a recent interview for The Hoot’s new theatre podcast, “Open Call,” SubUrbia director Kenny Fuentes ‘08 essentially split the play’s characters into three categories: those looking to change their lives, those fighting against the forces of change, and those … Read More...

Couldn't 'like it' any better

As the audience files in for the Brandeis Theater Company’s (BTC) new production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Adrianne Krstansky (THA), it is treated to a disconcerting image.

Live feeds of the audience members entering are projected … Read More...

Much to love about The Love of the Nightingale

The Free Play Theatre Cooperative wrapped up its Fall 2007 season last week with Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale, directed by Rebecca Webber ’08.

The play is immensely challenging, both intellectually and emotionally, dealing with weighty matters such … Read More...

A Savage love triangle

Continuing its long-running war on traditional proscenium arch-framed theatre, the Free Play Theatre Cooperative took the Schwartz Auditorium two weeks ago and set it up as the home for John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo.

Under the direction of Aaron … Read More...

Swashbuckling through space

For the second leg of the 2007-2008 season, the Brandeis Theater Company invited Double Edge Theatre, a company based in Ashfield, Mass., to bring their unique artistic vision to the Spingold Theater in a stage adaptation of Alexandre Dumass classic … Read More...

Hamlet v. a return to Hollywood

The Undergraduate Theatre Collective's Fall 2007 season got off on the right foot last weekend, as the Brandeis Players hilarious production of Paul Rudnicks I Hate Hamlet, directed by David Pepose 08, ran for four performances.

The play follows Andrew … Read More...

The Floor is Lava is white hot New long-form sketch comedy group debuts

As the rowdy and excited crowd in the Usdan gameroom finally fell silent, the Pink Panther theme began to play and Elana Sandler 10 began to surreptitiously sneak past a sign reading Teachers Lounge before snagging a coffeepot, ominously squatting … Read More...

Broadway Comes to Brandeis

As another semester begins, another impressive slate of ambitious undergraduate theatrical offerings gets ready to take to the stage.

With an impressive total of nine all-undergraduate shows holding auditions over the next week, this reporter contacted the key creative minds … Read More...

Love and madness with Free Play

The Free Play Theatre Cooperative, which launched its inaugural season just last semester, has announced its four-play season spanning both semesters of the 2007-08 academic year, under the theme of Love and Madness. The fall semester will see two of … Read More...

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