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Kathryn Cloonan, Arts Editor

Kathryn Cloonan 25 is a prospective English major and Spanish concentrator from Needham, Mass. She is a section editor for the arts and previously served as a staff writer. Email: [email protected]

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Isaac Wilkins ’22 (center right) and the cast of Fun Home perform the opening number, “It All Comes Back.” (Photo courtesy of Joe Fox.)

Fun Home celebrates discovering identities in a college setting

May 11, 2022
Fun Home, a Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name, will be performed in the ’62 Center’s Directing Studio from May 12 to May 14.

Escape into the Regency era of Bridgerton

May 11, 2022
Anthony Bridgerton’s words in Season two of Netflix’s Bridgerton, a period drama based on Juila Quinn’s book series, still ring in the hearts of escapist romantics. The new season was released on March 25 and centers around Anthony’s pursuit of a wife, specifically his transition from being rigidly focused on a practical marriage to being consumed by his feelings for the untouchable Kate Sharma. 
The cast of the theatre department’s Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea rehearses for their upcoming show. (Photo courtesy of Nicolle Mac Williams ’22.)

Theatre department presents Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea

May 4, 2022
Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea premieres on May 5 and runs until May 8 in the ’62 Center.
Olivia Graceffa ’22 performed in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Olivia Graceffa ’22

April 27, 2022

Before deciding to combine her scientific and artistic sides, Olivia Graceffa ’22 had to choose between pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre at Boston Conservatory or coming to the...

(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Students discuss suspense, queer representation, and shortcomings of HBO’s Euphoria

March 16, 2022
Sex, drugs, glitter, and self-discovery characterize HBO’s popular show Euphoria. Created by Sam Levinson, the show tells the story of high school students struggling with relationships and drug addiction. Euphoria’s colorful cinematography and Kodak Ektachrome film took over social media and the College. The tight outfits and bejeweled makeup have become a common fashion statement and party theme.
Bernstein (center) performed an African dance in ​​Kusika’s fall show in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Alex Bernstein.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Alex Bernstein ’23

March 9, 2022

As a lifelong dancer, beginning at age 2, Alex Bernstein ’23 came to the College intending to dance ballet and contemporary with CoDa and hip-hop with Nothin But Cuties (NBC). However, in their three...

Examining Latin American representation in Disney’s animated film Encanto

Examining Latin American representation in Disney’s animated film Encanto

January 26, 2022
Disney’s newest film, Encanto, which has broken box office and musical chart records, features a cast of entirely Latinx characters. The movie tells the story of Mirabel Madrigal, an ordinary girl in a family with extraordinary magical powers, that lives in Valle de Cocora, Colombia.
Yerma is the first theatre-department-sponsored production since the beginning of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Eddie Wolfson.)

Theatre dept.’s Yerma explores femininity, reproduction, gender

November 10, 2021
A tragic exploration of reproduction and the societal pressures of heterosexual relationships is reviving the theatre department’s in-person productions. Yerma, which premieres Nov. 11 and runs until Nov. 14, will be the first in-person theatre department show since 2020.  Yerma, written by poet-playwright Federico García Lorca in 1934, tells the story of a childless wife in rural Spain grappling with pressures surrounding reproduction and gender roles in relation to her husband. The play critiques societies that deny women the ability to choose their life paths — or judge them for their choices. 
With lifted COVID-19 restrictions, Cap & Bells is now able to rehearse in person.

Cap & Bells revives in-person shows with Weekend of Theatre

October 27, 2021
Cap & Bells, the College’s student-run theatre group, is returning live, student-run theatre to the College this weekend with three short plays: Ferris Wheel, Argh!, and It’s a Terrible Day to be Me.
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