Theatre

The spirit of meliora: Jeff’s farewell column

The thing about Meliora is, it's not so much a state of mind as it is a feeling that starts in your toes and ends where your dreams begin.

OBOC closes semester, with love

“All You Need is Love!” contained a variety of songs from musicals inspired by the joys of infatuation and romance. The skits performed in each song were quite different from their original enactment, with their own unique UR touch.

‘Almost Maine’ paints poignant vignettes

The curtain didn’t go up at the start of UR TOOP’s “Almost Maine” Saturday night—because there was no curtain.

‘Next to Normal’ offers powerful anecdote on mental health

"Next to Normal"'s effectiveness in portraying just how confusing and terrifying mental health problems can be was captured well by the ROC Players production.

Red Ryder brings drama, nostalgia, ’70s aesthetic

The International Theatre Program’s “When you comin’ back, Red Ryder?” premiered last Thursday, opening the fall season to a full house.

Student Fringe performance ‘Here I Lie’ connects culture, community

A young woman sitting with a somber expression, clad completely in white in front of a white screen, created the melancholy mood required for this piece.

‘Harry Potter’ play dives into the series’ past

The play finds its characters struggling with the past.

A subjective ranking of the One Act Play festival

The unfolding plays in the International Theatre Program’s 18th Annual One Act Play Festival caught my attention with the mystery of what was yet to come, and then held that attention with twists and turns packed into the short time allotted to them.

The ‘Vagina Monologues’ speaks for itself

There’s no feeling quite like hearing an audience roar with applause after a woman onstage describes the “crumbling remains of the patriarchy.”

TOOP is nearly flawless in “All in the Timing”

“All in the Timing,” the latest production by student theatre group The Opposite of People (TOOP), is a series of short plays that opens with three chimpanzees tasked with typing up “Hamlet,” written by David Ives.