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Free Play’s 'Next to Normal' overwhelms and impresses

I have to be honest: I walked into Schwartz thinking I would hate Free Play’s production of “Next To Normal.” “Next To Normal” is one of my favorite musicals, and I actually saw it on Broadway about a year and … Read More...

‘In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)’ satisfies

“In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)”: The show with two possible titles leaves the audience wondering what the show is about. It could either prove that the audience member in question has a dirty mind, or just prove … Read More...

‘Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy’ brings self-loathing to new levels

I picked up “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy” for the same reason I pick up most books—its cover looked pretty. The book is only slightly larger than my palm and boasts a hot pink cover with a scribbled-on rat. I assumed it was … Read More...

Free Play’s ‘Gabler’ gives Brandeis a ‘Hedda’-ache

The play “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen was put on last weekend by Free Play in the Mandel atrium. The show was put on to almost universal derision due to incredibly poor emoting, misinterpretations of the play itself and inconsistent … Read More...

Loving Liquid Latex: unique show turns flesh into canvas

Last Tuesday night, the annual Liquid Latex performance reminded us of why we should be proud to be Brandeisians. It was personally my first time watching Liquid Latex (my first-year self decided that it would be much better to watch … Read More...

‘Brandeis Cares’ raises HIV/AIDS awareness through variety show

“Brandeis Cares” was put on last night in the Sherman Function Hall to raise money for Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation’s leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. The show was put on as a series … Read More...

Don’t ‘Bash: Latter Day Plays’

“Bash: Latter Day Plays,” put on by Free Play this weekend, is a show that’s particularly hard to swallow. On one hand, it is a show about Mormons and their sins that, given the background of Mormons, sounds terribly dull. … Read More...

Who’s annoyed with ‘Ordinary’ Virginia Woolf?

To be fair, I have read about two pages of Virginia Woolf’s work, specifically two pages of “Mrs. Dalloway.” From those two pages, I gathered that party planning was a big deal way back when. This was the only knowledge … Read More...

Uneven 'Cabaret' boasts great performances

Woodland Theatre Company put on the musical “Cabaret” by Christopher Isherwood, John Kander and Fred Ebb last weekend.

The musical takes place in Germany in the 1930s. The show begins with a flamboyant man welcoming the audience with the song … Read More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ in 3D

At the 9 p.m. screening of the award-winning classic “Beauty and the Beast” that I attended, the audience uniformly consisted of college-aged students. Although the Disney franchise is definitely trying to relive the Disney Renaissance by repackaging old movies and … Read More...

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