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Finding Neverland Picture
Theater

Finding Neverland Picture

Cast of "Finding Neverland" brings magic to the stage.

Finding Neverland Picture
Theater

'Finding Neverland' an Enduring Wonder

The freshness of the darker musical numbers and dynamism of the cast salvage these occasional stumbles into simplicity and sweetness, practically ensuring that “Finding Neverland” will be a Broadway success.

OBERON
Theater

Activists Speak about Homosexuality, Art in Uganda

The American Repertory Theater and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy kicked off a series of events on art and human rights Tuesday.

On Campus

"Penelope" is an Exciting Odyssey

Directed by Jacob A. Brandt ’14, "Penelope", which runs from April 25 to May 3 on the Loeb Mainstage, gleefully collides the sublime with the ridiculous, transporting a mainstay of world literature to a banal, seedy modern-day setting. In the able hands of its four main actors, the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production pulls off the play’s comic elements without passing over the sense of unease at the play’s heart.

On Campus

"Daisy" Deals with Fear in the Atomic Age

The atomic bomb has long been a source of American fascination and horror. But what happens when the bomb shelter is more terrifying than the bomb itself? “Daisy,” a new play written by Simon A. de Carvalho ’14 and directed by Max R. McGillivray ’16, explores this question in the claustrophobic confines of the Loeb Ex from April 30 to May 3.

Music

Upcoming Highlights from Arts First

The Crimson previews choice events from Arts First 2014, May 1-4.

On Campus

An Enchanting “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Perhaps fitting for a play that deals so much in dreams, director Mikhaila R. Fogel ’16’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which ran through April 20, offered college-age viewers a fantastical glimpse back to their childhood in the ’90s (and its attendant fashion nightmares). Though not perfect, the Hyperion Shakespeare Company’s utterly committed performances and campy take on classic theater made for an enchanting show that more than overcame its flaws.

On Campus

"The Drowsy Chaperone" Is a Vaudeville Extravaganza with a Modernist Flair

The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” set to run April 25 to May 4, is a vaudeville extravaganza with a modernist flair. A show-within-a-show, the musical focuses on the ensuing escapades before the wedding of diva Janet van de Graaf (Tess V. Davison ’16)—all accompanied by commentary from the mysterious narrator Man in Chair (Andy J. Boyd ’14).

On Campus

Kushner's Classic Resurrected

From April 17 to 19, Sayantan Deb ’14 will direct the first part of Tony Kushner’s play “Millennium Approaches: Angels in America Part 1” at the Adams Pool Theater. Although the play is set during the American AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and has three gay protagonists, Deb and the cast emphasize that “Angels” is not a play about being gay, but is rather a play about universal human relationships.

On Campus

Song Cycles Done Right in "Songs for a New World"

Song cycles occupy a peculiar position in the arts world. Lacking plot or cohesive characters, they offer an opportunity for experimentation but may also be prone to poorer productions: stellar acting cannot substitute for lackluster vocal talents, poor directing cannot be overshadowed by plot or characters, and the ability to synthesize a common theme among many pieces becomes crucial. Fortunately for Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s “Songs for a New World,” which ran April 10 to April 12, most of these obstacles were overcome.

On Campus

“The Shape She Makes” Makes Movement Matter

“The Shape She Makes” will play at the OBERON in Cambridge until April 27. Its complicated narrative and performance structure succeeds because creative directors Jonathan Bernstein and Susan Misner ambitiously create moments of intrigue and emotion within each scene.

On Campus

"The Pillowman" Not for the Softhearted

With precise performances and minimalist flair, Lily R. Glimcher ’14’s production of "The Pillowman" captures with equal success both the comic and the creepy aspects of the play. The result is a show that is simultaneously hard to watch and hard to tear oneself away from.

On Campus

"In Other Words" Finds All the Right Words

Simultaneously ludicrous and contemplative, "In Other Words" creates a story that speaks to a generation not used to communicating face-to-face through a combination of excellent acting and directing by Olivia M. Munk ’16.

On Campus

“Songs For New World” a Mishmash of Stories and Music

In the Harvard-Radcliffe Drama Club’s upcoming production of Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World,” a small and talented team has come together in order to create a heartfelt version of a distinctly unusual show. This genreless piece does not set out to tell a single story, but instead delivers a chain of vignettes that are conveyed through song and tied together through overarching themes.

Mallory Weiss portrait
Theater

Mallory Weiss portrait

Mallory J. Weiss '15 is writing an original play for her creative thesis.

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out