Audiences spend a few hours in Ross’s garden of theater

Patrick Ross’s Directing Thesis, “Here in My Garden,” took audiences in the four times-packed Frear theater across time and space to a place where “infamous” women converge. The hauntingly beautiful score, engaging performances, and often hysterical script made up for the two

Dublin by Lamplight

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Night of scenes celebrates structure of stages

If you look deeply enough into the rabbit hole, the stained glass windows, the use-value of Essie Mae’s, the dubious exchange-value of its meal credits, across the picturesque courtyard at the weary door of the Intercultural Center, up at the exaggerated Gothicity

“Mad Forest” distills 1989 Romania into anecdotes

Like a talisman, theater has that magical quality of transforming, in a mere gesture, families or friend groups into single representative images of entire civilizations, nations and colleges. Oedipus, for example, might sleep with Hamlet’s mother on stage. Hamlet’s mother might move

99 breakups, but no problems for Pig Iron Theater Co. show

The Pig Iron Theatre Company, founded by several Swarthmore alums in 1995, continues to pursue their mission to “expand what is possible in performance by creating unusual and exuberant ensemble-devised works.” Showing at Philadelphia’s renowned Fringe Festival, “99 Breakups”  takes the audience

Peter Pan Captures the Joy of Childhood

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“Urinetown” to shower down on Upper Tarble

The toilet outside of Sharples is not another piece of public art — it’s an advertisement. For this year’s spring musical, Abigail Henderson ’14 is putting on a production of “Urinetown.” While the title suggests a bunch of potty jokes, Henderson described

Honors directing thesis pulls back the curtain

For months, the cast of the upcoming play, “Lex & Goldaline” have been crafting a unique, immersive theater experience. “Devised theater” is a play that is not written, but rather created through a series of brainstorming exercises. In the spirit of this

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