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In its Nov. 11-15 production of Philip Glass’s “In the Penal Colony,” the Boston Lyric Opera provocatively explored issues of justice, torture, tradition, and authority. The result was modern opera at its finest: tense, daring, and darkly relevant.
As the department’s inaugural class, the five sophomores will help determine the future of the program, as well as offer feedback on its structure and ability to offer a fulfilling academic experience to students interested in many aspects of the performing arts.
Diane Quinn will take on the role of executive director of the American Repertory Theater beginning Dec. 1, joining Diane M.Paulus '88, who will continue as the A.R.T.’s artistic director.
“Ruddigore; or, the Witch’s Curse,” the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ latest endeavor, ran Oct. 30-Nov. 8 in the Agassiz Theater and brimmed with energy, well-rounded acting, and effective technical design,
"Noises Off," which runs Nov. 6-15 in Farkas Hall, is a farce presented as straightforwardly as possible; although this focuses attention on the actors and their excellent physical comedy, it also makes for somewhat unambitious theater.
“HOME,” a new HRDC production that runs Nov. 12-19 in the Loeb Ex, is an original, student-written play that focuses on the challenges facing homeless youth. The cast hopes the play will raise social awareness of homelessness in Harvard Square.
“Mo’Money, Motif,” the latest installment of the Hyperion Shakespeare Company's biannual scene recital, runs Nov. 13-14 in the Adams Pool Theatre. Audience members can expect a range of comic, dramatic, and romantic favorites from Shakespeare’s oeuvre.
In “Nine,” which runs Nov. 6-14 on the Loeb Mainstage, the manifold women in filmmaker Guido Contini's life steal the show’s spotlight. These strong performances carry the production, despite a few drawn-out and disconnected moments.
Julie Taymor (left), a renowned theater, opera, and film director, discussed her career path in the arts with Deborah Borda during “The Creative Class: A Conversation with Julie Taymor,” which took place at the Charles Hotel last Friday afternoon.
Last Friday at the Charles Hotel, "The Lion King" and "Across the Universe" director Julie Taymor spoke about her own work in theater and film, the political power of the arts, and the challenges facing women in arts leadership.
A farce that focuses on the actors of another, fictitious farce, "Noises Off," which runs Nov. 6-15 in Farkas Hall, aims to offer a fresh, funny, and witty take on the more challenging sides of life.
Alona R. Bach '16 is a History of Science concentrator in Cabot House with a passion for theater.
Alona R. Bach '16, a History of Science concentrator in Cabot House, is a theatrical force on campus. This week, she sat down with the Harvard Crimson to talk about her playwriting and passion for theater.