A&E: Theater

Dec 5, 2016, 12:51 AM

Early on in the night it became clear that Black Theatre Ensemble’s production of “King Hedley II” would not be a conventional performance. What transpired instead in Lerner’s Black Box Theatre was a performance that established an unanticipated degree of intimacy with spectators.

Nov 22, 2016, 2:48 AM

Barnard’s Glicker-Milstein Theater has never looked so bare. The black-box stage is unadorned, save for four wooden frames covered in transparent film, a table filled with props, and one solitary microphone.

Nov 21, 2016, 1:31 AM

Just as producer Maddy Cohen, BC ’19, begins asking the audience to turn off their phones, a loud, high-pitched ringtone interrupts the end of her sentence.

Nov 14, 2016, 3:05 AM

A family ate Thanksgiving dinner at a TGI Friday’s while standing on their chairs. An awkward woman was eaten alive by a blue manta ray. A ghost danced around a Russian bathhouse.

Oct 31, 2016, 10:36 PM

A multitude of voices battle to be heard over a loudspeaker. The stage lights come up on Julius Caesar standing center stage, motionless.

Oct 31, 2016, 2:04 AM

The dim lighting, bare stone walls, and vaguely sinister organ music floating down to the basement of St. Paul’s Chapel all make for a great haunted atmosphere. On Friday, Oct. 28, however, the crypt was filled with many more laughs than ghostly music.

Oct 26, 2016, 10:19 PM

Two microphones stood upright on a softly lit stage as a steady stream of people shuffled into the basement.

Oct 26, 2016, 9:33 PM

Upon entering a show which had comedically marketed itself with a poster of an adorable gasping baby, it was jarring to be immediately met with a sign that read “Content Warning: This show contains sensitive material, including, but not limited to: child abuse, spousal abuse, sexual assault, gen

Oct 25, 2016, 12:21 AM

The stage of the Glicker-Milstein Theater is overlaid with a glowing green microchip design. As chiptune music plays overhead, the lights lower on a teenage boy alone in his bedroom, his face illuminated only by the light of a laptop screen.

Oct 24, 2016, 10:18 PM

“Here lies the wasteland, peopled with the lonely and fragmented.” Does this sound familiar? For those who have read T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem, the answer may be yes.

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