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Blues for Mr. Charlie

This weekend is your last chance to see the riveting and thought-provoking “Blues for Mr. Charlie,” the legendary James Baldwin second and often overlooked play, put on by our very own Performing Arts Department in Edison Theatre.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘The Vagina Monologues’ to take over Graham Chapel

The women of Washington University speak out and give back this year by performing “The Vagina Monologues,” an award-winning play written by Eve Ensler that focuses on the female experience. “The Vagina Monologues” is a series of monologues that address everything from sex and love to rape and masturbation. This year, Wash. U.

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LNYF channels the Year of the Horse through skits, dances

Shrieks of joy and laughter broke the silence of Edison Theatre the moment two shimmering lions set foot—or paw, rather—onstage. As the creatures’ bodies looped and twirled, glittering against a blood-red backdrop, only the sneakers peeking out from beneath the fabric betrayed the students controlling their every move.

| Contributing Reporter

Edison LINES up Alonzo King for the Weekend

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is returning to the Edison Theatre stage again after performing at the university in April 2006. As a contemporary African-American choreographer, Alonzo King provides a unique twist on the world of classical ballet.

Julia Zasso

Classical theatre returns to the Edison

The Edison Theatre Ovations Series continues with two performances on the theme of love this weekend, both performed by the Aquila Theatre Company. On Friday, they will tackle the classic French play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” a comedy following the exploits of a soldier whose only flaw seems to be his giant nose that constantly impedes his romantic pursuits.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘Jane Eyre’ kicks off the Edison Theatre season

The first show of a promising 40th season for the Edison Theatre begins this Friday with “Jane Eyre,” an experimental take on the famous novel by Charlotte Brontë. “Eyre” is part of the Edison Ovations Series, performances brought to the Edison Theatre in music, dance and theatre that promise to be cutting-edge and unlike anything else in St. Louis.

“As You Like It” preview

“All the world’s a stage / And all the men and women merely players.” That famous, ubiquitous line is from William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy “As You Like It,” the final show in the Performing Art Department’s (PAD) series of performances this year.

‘Hairspray’

As its final musical moment will have you believe, “Hairspray” is a musical about the celebration of equality in Baltimore in the early 1960s. It’s supposed to be a happy triumph for the underrepresented in society, the ones who have always fallen through the cracks because of their size, skin color or some other factor that shouldn’t matter but still does.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘The Threepenny Opera’ at Edison Theatre

With the arrival of Parents’ Weekend, students should ponder how best to repay parents for a trip to Schnucks. Consider instead a night at the theater savoring the Performing Arts Department’s latest production, “The Threepenny Opera.” This musical is an excellent entertainment option for anybody.

| Cadenza Reporter

WU-Slam competes against national team

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Washington University’s Edison Theatre will host a heated battle between Washington University’s WU-Slam Performance Crew and the Denver based Slam Nuba team. Six of Wash. U.’s own will compete against the nationally recognized, award-winning slam poetry troupe.

| Scene Reporter