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Category cutting controversy

Category cutting controversy

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Theater

Earlier this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its decision to present the awards for four major categories during the Oscars’ commercial breaks: makeup/hairstyling, live action short, cinematography and editing. In an email to Academy members, Academy president John...

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds: DePaul’s newest onstage production infuses classic story with modern dance

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds: DePaul’s newest onstage production infuses classic story with modern dance

Carolyn McCabe, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

“A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds” opened at The Theater School on Wednesday, February 13, nearly 100 years after it opened in Warsaw, Poland. Placed in a shetel in 1880s Eastern Europe, the play tells a story of lost souls, love and destiny, all while honoring Jewish traditions and people. The storyline...

Oscars Predictions

Oscars Predictions

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Lifestyle, Theater

Who Will Win? Roma Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal and profoundly epic film snagged and broke the hearts of audiences and professionals alike. It also seems to be the one nominee with the least amount of bad blood so with that, I think it has a solid foot up on the other nominees.   Who Should Win? Roma o...

Indie theaters turn to teens

Indie theaters turn to teens

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Lifestyle, Theater

Going to the movies is one of a handful of entertainment experiences that has survived into the millennial age of convenience. Though newer generations still rely on streaming platforms for most casual movie-watching, they have been vastly underestimated in appreciation for traditional theater-going....

‘Doppelgänger’ brings farce to Chicago

‘Doppelgänger’ brings farce to Chicago

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

A recent DePaul graduate walks on stage in front of a completely filled audience, before fluffing pillows on a brown, leather couch center stage and spreading assorted African flora around the room. Not long after, Rainn Wilson, known for his role as Dwight in “The Office,” follows her. Clad in ...

“Pretty Woman” entertains, but fails in the era of #MeToo

“Pretty Woman” entertains, but fails in the era of #MeToo

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The adolescent fantasy of a tanned and blonde prince saving a down-on-her-luck maiden from a tall tower has muddled the minds of young girls for years – often due to the prevalence of Disney films such as “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel” in pop culture. These animated girls – and I do mean “...

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

A new musical is about to hit the Chicago theater scene, and it’s bound to elicit the memories of the ‘90s. “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is coming to the Oriental Theater on March 13, bringing the classic movie to the stage and telling the story in a brand new way: with music. “Pretty Woman” i...

“Middle School Dance’s” preteen nostalgia

“Middle School Dance’s” preteen nostalgia

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Trying to forget middle school humiliations like the awkward interactions you had with your crush or the hilarity of your gym teacher repeatedly saying “penis” in sexual education class, is an effort in trying to forget some of the strangest and most intense moments of your prepubescent life. On a co...

An improvised life

An improvised life

Meredith Melland, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The promise of dodgeball and capture the flag during the warm Ohio summer was enough to entice tomboy Christian Borkey to attend theater camp with her three older brothers in the summer after third grade. Borkey learned the motto “it’s better to be loud and be wrong than to be quiet and right,” ...

“Native Son” and the fight for identity

“Native Son” and the fight for identity

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

On Sunday, Feb. 18. the Theatre School wrapped up a short, nine-day run of its striking production of “Native Son.” After relocating to Chicago’s South Side in the 1930s during The Great Migration, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas finds work in the house of rich, white Mr. Dalton to support his mothe...

“Mr. Burns” and the art of storytelling

“Mr. Burns” and the art of storytelling

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This weekend, the Theatre School is presenting the last few showings of the post-apocalyptic production, "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play." Written by playwright Anne Washburn, the three-act play hinges on the 1993 episode of “The Simpsons” entitled “Cape Feare”— a parody of the 1962 thriller “Cape Fea...

Junie B. is back

Junie B. is back

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This winter, DePaul’s Theatre School is showcasing a theatrical production of “Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook,” presented by Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences.    The play, written by playwright Allison Gregory and based on the 1997 Barbara Parks book of the same name, takes the audien...

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