This weekend, the Performing Arts Department’s “My Children! My Africa!” invites cultured, intelligent and open-minded Washington University students to check their privilege at the stage door. Set in South Africa in 1989, the show follows the story of a dedicated teacher, Mr. M., and two promising but racially segregated students, Thami and Isabel.
Thyrsus, Washington University’s exploratory student theater group, hopes to raise questions about the ethics of self-advancement, luck, opportunity and students’ cushy lifestyles with its fall show, “Good People.
It sounds like a time-traveling episode of “Degrassi”: a group of 19th-century German teenagers sing their way through depression, suicide, incest, abuse and abandonment, to name just a few of their struggles. However, the dress and given date of “Spring Awakening” quickly stifle any further modern-day allusions.
Washington University’s Performing Arts Department debuts its fall musical, “Spring Awakening,” this weekend in Edison Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. With book and lyrics by Wash. U. alumnus Steven Sater, the awesome rock ballads of “Spring Awakening” promise to speak to an audience full of tuckered-out students and hyper-attentive parents. While the [...]
They start off screaming. Thirteen lunatics put their body and soul into shouting, “I get knocked down,” from the song “Tubthumping” by British punk band Chumbawamba, so loudly that a security guard enters the Gargoyle, surveys the group and shakes his head. It only gets weirder; some radioactive dads drop in, wolf soup is made and pants almost hit the ground.
The A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival took place this past weekend on campus (fun fact: Hotchner, a playwright and Wash. U. alum, co-founded Newman’s Own along with “Cool Hand Luke” himself. How cool is that? No wonder Princeton Review says we have the ninth-best campus food in the country).
Playwright Sarah Ruhl came to Washington University Wednesday, April 3, to meet the cast of “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)” and to lead the Performing Arts Department’s annual Helen Clanton Morrin Lecture. Ruhl, author of the play, sat down with Wash. U.
Do you like lesbians? How about quiche? What about hilarious and beautifully written plays? Whatever your answers to those questions, “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” is playing at the Wash. U. Co-op on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30. The show is being put on by student theater group Thyrsus.
Wash. U.’s Performing Arts Department is proud to present its new program held at the Primary Stages Theater in New York City. Performing Arts Department playwright-in-residence Carter Lewis says that the program has been in the works for the past year, but now it is finally ready for student enrollment. It offers courses that extend far beyond Wash. U.
Funny, sad, beautiful, undressed. It might be everything you’d ever want out of a theatrical performance. There’s dancing, singing, near-nudity, sex, love, laughter, drinking, pot, drugs—and even chocolate.