Theater

30th anniversary of Black Anthology brings Black history to the stage

In addition to showing the stories of Black people through the ages, this year’s production of Black Anthology centered around how people choose what art to create.

| Staff Writer

‘The Creation:’ Black Anthology’s 30th anniversary performance to hit the stage this weekend

Despite the publicity, no one outside of Black Anthology’s executive board knows what the show is about.

Isabella Neubauer | Staff Wri

The show must (kind of) go on: ‘Rent: Live’ broadcasts semi-live

Though the production was riddled with complications, including the obvious consequences of Hunt’s injury as well as the often-overpowering screams and cheers of audience members, “Rent: Live” did an excellent job of staying true to its source material while still proving itself relevant today.

Jaden Satenstein | Senior Editor

Les Miserables to play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

The national tour of the Broadway show “Les Miserables,” with stunning direction by Laurence Connor, will be playing at St. Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre Dec. 11-16.

| Staff Writer

PAD’s emotionally-charged ‘Kentucky’ shows the pain of going home

Directed by the Performing Arts Department’s artist-in-residence Ron Himes, the play follows protagonist Hiro’s return home to Kentucky to “save” her sister Sophie and stop her wedding—and Wash. U.’s production was phenomenal.

| Staff Writer

‘Kentucky’ to bring diversity to the WU stage

“Kentucky” follows the story of an Asian-American woman, Hiro, living in New York, who travels back to her home state of Kentucky in order to “rescue” her younger sister, Sophie“Kentucky” follows the story of an Asian-American woman, Hiro, living in New York, who travels back to her home state of Kentucky in order to “rescue” her younger sister, Sophie.

Sabrina Spence | Staff Writer

Thyrsus’ ‘The Realness’ emphasizes the ‘reality’ in reality television

The show opens with what seems like a stereotypical college party, but “The Realness” is more enjoyable than any college party.

| Contributing Writer

The Black Repertory transforms 560 Music Center

Every year, The Black Repertory Theatre—The Black Rep, for short—hosts a gala honoring notable black performers, culminating in a performance. This year’s gala took place Saturday, Nov. 3 at the 560 Music Center, featuring a performance of the concert version of “The Gospel at Colonus.”

Sabrina Spence | Staff Writer

Ashoka puts on 29th Diwali show in Edison Theatre

Over the weekend, Ashoka staged its 29th annual show for Diwali, the festival of lights in South Asian tradition. More than 200 Washington University students came together to perform and produce this year’s Diwali: “Unbreakable Kaira Shree.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Cast N’ Crew to dazzle with ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

The student theater group Cast N’ Crew will be presenting “The Drowsy Chaperone” this weekend in the Village Black Box Theatre, starting Nov. 2. “Drowsy” parodies 1920s American musical comedy through witty, fourth-wall-breaking narration by “Man in Chair” and humorous musical numbers.

Sabrina Spence | Staff Writer

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