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Peter Jackson amazes in latest trip to Middle-Earth

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first installment in a series of three, based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s book “The Hobbit,” arrived at the end of the year, but quickly established itself as one of the must-see movies of … Read More...

‘Glass Menagerie’ provides powerful look at devastated family

Last weekend, The Brandeis Theater Company performed Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie”: the story of a family devastated by a runaway father as his wife, son and daughter attempt to cope with his absence—and one another’s presence. Held at the … Read More...

Lydian String Quartet revives classical music on campus

In a rather enjoyable change of pace Wednesday afternoon, the Mandel Atrium was filled with the sounds of soothing string compositions. The Lydian String Quartet performed as a preface to their concert on Saturday, sponsored by the Department of Music … Read More...

With a medieval flourish, Heather Dale refreshes campus music scene

Heather Dale performed a concert titled “An Ancient Yule” in Levin Ballroom Monday night. Although relatively few people attended the concert, the band kept the atmosphere light-hearted and fun and made for a good way to relax and listen to … Read More...

Hold Thy Peace’s ‘Macbeth’ delivers classic tale of ambition and madness

Thursday in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater, Brandeis’s Shakespearean society, Hold Thy Peace, performed “Macbeth.” Written by William Shakespeare, directed in this incarnation by David Benger ’14 and produced by Ben Federlin ’14, “Macbeth” tells a tale of ambition gone … Read More...

Full of dark humor, ‘Escape from Happiness’ extols family

Last weekend in Laurie Theater, the Brandeis Theater Company, the university’s primary graduate theater group, performed “Escape from Happiness.” Written by George F. Walker, directed by Doug Lockwood, who teaches at the Boston Conservatory, and stage managed by Hannah Roth … Read More...

“Or,” shows that free love can abound, even in Classical Europe

In the Shapiro Campus Center Theater on Thursday, Brandeis Players began their weekend-long run of “Or,” a play by Liz Duffy Adams. The Brandeis Players are a member of the Undergraduate Theater Collective (UTC), the umbrella organization that helps to … Read More...

Boris’ Kitchen Amazes at “The Old Sh*t Show”

On Thursday night, Boris’ Kitchen put on “The Old Sh*t Show” in the Merrick Theater in Spingold. From the way people packed tightly into the dance studio-esque room, it was apparent that the sketch group has a solid group of … Read More...

‘Grimm’ offers new take on a classic concept

When one thinks of a police drama, perhaps “Law and Order,” “Miami Vice” or “The Shield,” gritty portrayals of police work and criminality almost immediately come to mind. “Grimm,” however, is a rather atypical member of the police-drama community because … Read More...

'Little Mermaideleh' blows crowd out of the water

This year’s 24 Hour Musical performed “The Little Mermaideleh” on Sunday night, and was received by an enthusiastic full house in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater. Produced jointly by the Hillel Theater Group and Tympanium Euphorium, the show offered the … Read More...

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