Reflections on ‘The Serpent’: A play asking the hard questions

A few weeks ago, Thyrsus performed “The Serpent,” a 1968 play developed by Jean-Claude van Itallie that juxtaposes scenes from the Bible’s Book of Genesis with various modern experiences.

Erica Sloan | Staff Writer

Thyrsus cancels show following resignations

Amid multiple resignations stemming from disputes about show management, student theatre group Thyrsus canceled its show, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” on Tuesday. The show was set to debut on Thursday, April 21.

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‘A Day in the Life’ lives again

Missed your chance to see “A Day in the Life” at Wash. U.? Check out its second run this Sunday instead.

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‘A Day in the Life’ aims to inspire action against exploitation

This Friday and Saturday, 13 Washington University women will take to the stage in the Village Black Box to share true stories of young women affected by commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. “A Day in the Life,” directed by Anna Richards (`l5) and produced by Thyrsus Student Theatre, makes its St. Louis debut this weekend and strives to shed light on stories usually hidden or ignored.

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No business like show business: Entertaining with limited resources

SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUE: For the dozens of student-run and Student Union-funded performing arts groups on Washington University’s campus, putting on a show with a limited budget and limited resources can be a challenge.

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Bored over break? Write a play!

Usually, I get my artistic fix at home by visiting the art museum and making crappy arts and crafts for relatives. This year, I’ve found a better use for my imagination over break—playwriting. Thankfully, there are a ton of opportunities to submit work in St. Louis, so I suggest you make like a playwright and grab a cup of hot cocoa, curl up in your hometown’s best coffee shop and write.

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‘Catharsis’ open-mic event offers space for Ferguson discussion

Low attendance at Thursday night’s Catharsis open-mic event did not keep Graham Chapel from filling with finger-snaps and applause. Nearly 20 people spoke, sang or slammed their feelings on race, prejudice, police brutality and structural violence.

Katelyn Mae Petrin | Contributing Reporter

Cadenza Calendar: Weekend Edition

Between W.I.L.D., WUStock, Carnaval and countless student group performances, the second half of spring semester is always packed with exciting arts and entertainment events on campus. Here are some performances that you can check out this weekend.

Thyrsus’ ‘Good People’: A chat with the director

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.

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‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’

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.

Elena Wandzilak | Cadenza Writer