Preview: Honors Directing Thesis “Burn This”

This weekend, “Burn This,” a 1987 play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson, will run in LPAC’s Frear Ensemble Theater. The production is senior Jeanette Leopold’s  Honors Directing thesis. For Leopold, the performance is the culmination of a year’s work, which began

Theater Review: Production Ensemble’s “Three Sisters”

Production Ensemble’s Three Sisters, by Anton Chekhov, was incredible. The show was performed on LPAC mainstage this past weekend, with an exceptional cast, a huge set, and Russian music that blasted over loudspeakers between acts. The costumes, particularly the soldier’s uniforms, were

Macbeth in Yellow Stockings

“Macbeth,” the most recent Yellow Stockings Player production, is an interesting twist on Shakespeare’s canonical play. As Director Patrick Ross ’15 explained and chuckled, “we are going to do it in medieval Scotland, but we are going to do it with witches


Committment-Conscious Cabaret

Do you want to be in a musical at Swarthmore, but just don’t have the time? Paolo Debuque ’15 and Audrey Edelstein ’15 bring you Cabaret Night: excellent musical theater with a low time commitment. Life at Swat can be hectic. Between


New Theatre Company Explores Intimacy

Since the final weeks of last semester, posters for the American Masturbatory Theater Company have been posted across the Swarthmore campus. A cursory glance at the flyers has left many students perplexed about the nature of the club, which, as Sam Swift

Once More, With Feeling

It’s that time of year again. Snow is falling. Students ante in for the first round of misery poker (I bet my winter break was more stressful than yours). Seniors try to figure out where “I acted in a lot of plays”

Apparate to Paces for a Mind Fuck

With tears in his sometimes green, sometimes blue eyes, Josh McLucas ’15 related the sometimes tragic, often challenging, ever exciting process of creating “The Horizon (Line): Salvador Dali Fucks With You For An Hour In Paces,” the first devised piece by Swarthmore’s

A Tale Of Two Theses

Kari Olmon’s dramaturgy thesis, whose first reading was this past Friday, and Sophia Naylor’s playwriting thesis, whose first reading was Tuesday, have a few qualities in common. They are both plays. They both have dialogue. Neither is entirely realistic. Beyond these weak