theater review

In ‘The Science of Leaving Omaha,’ the cast outshines the script

Despite the strength of the acting, the play’s plot fails to make sense.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Cast n’ Crew returns to the stage with ‘The Addams Family’

The strength of its characters and comedy made the show a truly enjoyable experience.

| Contributing Writer

WU theater comes roaring back to the Edison with ‘She Kills Monsters’

Though corny, “She Kills Monsters”‘ humor and heart propel it over its missteps.

| Managing Editor

The Black Rep’s ‘Sweat’ is more than just a season opener

“Sweat” puts the role of the working-class individual under a microscope and asks us the question: What would you do if you had to fight to survive?

| Senior Social Media Editor

Fairy tales and theatre magic: Cast n’ Crew produces Zoom play

Doing a play over Zoom is absurd. “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” used that absurdity to further the laughs.

‘Tough!’ is messy and human, and that’s why it works

“Tough!,” the PAD’s last play of the semester, succeeded because of its realism.

| Managing Editor

AST presents ‘Jerry Finnegan’s Sister’: The theater that everyone needed

After a semester apart, All Student Theatre is back with the perfect two-person play, “Jerry Finnegan’s Sister.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

New talent impresses in PAD’s ‘Eclipsed’

The five characters of Danai Gurira’s “Eclipsed”—four wives married to the same high-ranking officer and peace advocate—find themselves trapped not only by rebel fighting but also by their own beliefs. These women live in a rebel army camp during the last leg of the Liberian Civil War.

| Music Editor

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” may date to the 1590s, but the Performing Arts Department’s latest production of Shakespeare’s classic is as fresh as ever. All elements of the show contribute to a magical experience, as the audience travels to Fairyland and back. Make every effort to see “Dream” this weekend; even an ass would not miss it.

| Theater Editor

‘The Giver’

The cast of “The Giver” never stops moving. Presented by Edison Theatre and Metro Theater Company, this production of “The Giver” acts as if walking is outlawed in this community and sprinting is the only legal form of transportation.

| Cadenza Editor

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