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There’s a promising show in the works for fans of humor. “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” produced by the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club and The Office for the Arts, is a comedy about comedy. Directed by Boyd I.R. Hampton ’16, the play premieres Oct. 17 at the Loeb Experimental Theater.
A daughter brings home her fiancé to meet her parents, a somewhat ordinary event for most American families. Yet for the Newquist family, no event is ordinary. Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “Little Murders,” running from Oct. 17 to Oct. 25, is a dark comedy about a girl, Patsy Newquist, and her dysfunctional family.
Running from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s “With Fates Driving”—written by Alona Bach ’16, scored by Eric R. Corcoran ’16, and directed by Sean K. Hardy ’16—presented a brilliant treatment of the fourth book of Virgil’s “Aeneid” that was both fresh and loyal to the source, proving definitively that it is possible to present an interesting and novel treatment of a text without subjecting it to intellectual fads.
Students rehearse for "Little Murders," the latest play to be produced as part of the Visiting Director's Program.
Harvard’s lack of a dramatic arts concentration presents obstacles for undergraduates hoping to pursue careers in theater, but the annual Visiting Director’s Project provides students with a challenging and rewarding experience that approximates theater at the professional level.
Getting an audience to laugh at jokes on race relations is no easy task. But Black Community and Student Theater Production’s “Negative”—which ran from Oct. 2 to 4 at the Adams Pool Theater—deftly achieved this. The production highlighted the racial conversations that have become prevalent on Harvard’s campus with cohesive directing that balances satire and serious conversation.
Castmembers stand on the plastic as they shower themselves with glitter inside the "Glitter Room" at the Oberon.
“For me, every second of every day is theater. I’m always interested in the self that we present, how we dress, how we talk...I love it all.”
Jules (Jacob D. Rienstra ’17), a modern-day version of Aeneas’s son, Ascanius, takes center stage in Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “With Fates Driving,” an original play by Alona Bach ’16. The production will run from Oct. 9 to 11 at the Loeb Experimental Theater.
Mauriello yells at Elizabeth Leimkuhler '15 during rehearsal for "Little Murders" in which he plays her wife and she his husband.