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Theater Review: ‘American Idiot’ fights ordinary beat

Alex Forbess Staff Writer When news spread that Green Day allowed musical drones from New York to create a Broadway musical based on their best-selling album “American Idiot,” I felt my heart sink. I never felt more betrayed to know my idols – wise men who raised me with the sacred gospel of punk – sold out in such a fashion that I considered sacrilegious. Before throwing them out of my life,... 

‘Pillowman’ play goes dark with twisted plot, humor

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer A twisted plot line and a smidgeon of humor are just some of the reasons why senior theater arts major Daniel Bride chose “The Pillowman” for his directing thesis. Tuesday night’s dress rehearsal of “The Pillowman” unveiled molestation, abuse and murder, yet it still cleverly maintained a humorous approach to how the whole story unfolded. “What’s not to love... 

Brother shares bloody bedtime stories

Brother shares bloody bedtime stories
Katurian, played by Jordan Randall (right), tells the story of The Pillowman to his younger brother Michal played by Zachary Green, in the play “The Pillowman,” which was written by Martin McDonagh. The play will run from March 8 to 10 with free previews from March 5 to 7 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. “The Pillowman” is the senior directing thesis of Danny Bride. / photo by Cassandra Egan Ingrid... 

‘Three Penny Opera’ sings for the money

'Three Penny Opera' sings for the money
In the Dailey Theatre production of “Three Penny Opera," Mack the Knife, seated (Alvaro Renteria), and his gang (Cody Goss, Cole Wagner and Jake Tittl) try to set up the perfect wedding reception for Mack’s bride, Polly (Sierra Taylor). “Three Penny Opera” runs Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., with a closing 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 19. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Brian Velez Staff... 

Theater Review: ‘Red Noses’ hits the funny bone

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer “Red Noses” is a humorous and moving play, combining death, joy, sorrow, humor, satire, love, singing, and dancing. It is full of moving moments, humorous dialogue, and thought provoking scenes. Set in 14th Century France, “Red Noses” is a touching and funny story about Marcel Flote, a Catholic monk, who is eager to help people during the Great Plague that is killing... 

Laughter, gravity plague ‘Red Noses’

Laughter, gravity plague ‘Red Noses’
“Red Noses” tells the story of monk Marcel Flote, played by Zachary Green, who decides that he must spread laughter throughout Europe in 14th century France during the Great Plague. He gathers a group of outcast performers called the “Red Noses.” Among the “Red Noses” are a mercenary soldier named Rochfort, played by Jeremy Law, who turns into an artist; a lustful nun, played by Arianna... 

Vampires drain the market as supernatural themes invade popular culture

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Halloween is a time of ghosts, scares and the paranormal to come to the front of everyone’s mind and surround themselves with the unknown world of the supernatural. The supernatural genre has grown steadily in the limelight over the years, capturing people’s imagination and fascination with the unknown. “I love the suspense,” junior child development... 

Performer articulates ‘Life on the Swerve’

Performer articulates ‘Life on the Swerve’
Rhodessa Jones sings with audience participation in her performance of “Life on the Swerve: Observations from the Place Where the World Weeps,” Tuesday in the Garrison Theater at Scripps College. The explicit and graphic performance of the stories of her time spent in the prison systems teaching women performing arts was accompanied by videos of past shows preformed by the inmates. / photo by Scott... 

‘Baltimore Waltz’ explores misconceptions

‘Baltimore Waltz’ explores misconceptions
Anna, played by Stephanie Aguilar, continues her European tour of promiscuity as she attempts to flirt with a German student activist. The scene, took place in a tavern during the dress rehearsal of the Dailey Theater’s performance of “The Baltimore Waltz.” The show ran last weekend. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Christina Collins Burton Editorial Director Laughter, gasps and sobs are all that... 

On-stage drama mimics real lives

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The students of the theater and community class have combined their individual passions for theater into a string of eight performances called “The Power of Hope” that push ignored issues into the limelight. “We aren’t trying to save the community, but we are trying to bring awareness to the causes and what people can do about it,” Elizabeth Reyes, senior... 
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