Established 1874.

Archaeology, Storytelling Converge in “Discovering Dave”

Archaeology, Storytelling Converge in “Discovering Dave”

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

When enslaved master potter David Drake first rendered his signature in clay in early 19th-century South Carolina, he knew that the product bearing his mark would endure. However, he might not have guessed that nearly 200 years later, his pots would still be on the market. Out of the estimated 60,000 to 80,0... Read more »

Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions

Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Cinema Studies Center for Media Education and Production stands severely understaffed, support for senior capstones has been pulled and tensions between the Cinema Studies program and the College administration forecast a potentially bleak future for a program that ... Read more »

‘Star Trek’ Boldly Went Where Too Few Have Followed

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Sept. 8 marked the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Series’ television release. Spanning seven TV series and 13 feature films, Star Trek has seen plenty of history and made some of its own, advancing social dialogue on race and gender, areas in which Hollywood has stru... Read more »

Stop-Motion Finds its Opus in Kubo and the Two Strings

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

One of the most fervent debates in the sphere of moviemaking involves the value of film as art. For most, it’s understandably difficult to equate a two-hour long barrage of clichés and explosions like Transformers to, say, a Caravaggio. But then there are the movies that elicit emotion by sheer vir... Read more »

Sausage Party Far from Wurst Animated Movie

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

What makes a cartoon cartoonish? The medium has historically been geared toward children as a digestible, often short-form study in simplicity that gives developing minds a reason to stay engaged and learn valuable lessons. Vibrant colors, over-the-top narratives, and ham-fisted characters are all stereotypical... Read more »

Children’s Shakespeare Project Brings ‘Hamlet’ to Wilder Main

Children’s Shakespeare Project Brings ‘Hamlet’ to Wilder Main

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

This year may mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, but the Oberlin Children’s Shakespeare Project has set out to make his plays young again. On Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Wilder Main, the OCSP’s cast of elementary and middle school students will be performing Hamlet, dir... Read more »

Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series

Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Students at the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies’ Hallock Auditorium had the chance to meet Marielle Heller, director of The Diary of a Teenage Girl Tuesday. Released in 2015, Diary was beloved by critics and fans alike; a New York Times Critic’s Pick, the publication called it ... Read more »

Cast Gives Haunting Performance of “Dido and Aeneas”

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, Theater & Film

With the sunset illuminating the stained glass windows of a packed Fairchild Chapel Saturday night, the stage for Dido and Aeneas seemed far removed from the rest of campus life. The opera’s overture, which showcased the baroque instruments used in the performance, immediately transported the audi... Read more »

Teacher, Student Grapple with Identity in ‘Third’

Teacher, Student Grapple with Identity in ‘Third’

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
April 15, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

At its core, playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s Third, which opened in the Little Theater last weekend and ran until Sunday, is about politics, relationships and the way that we interact with people whose opinions differ from our own. Set on the campus of an unnamed liberal arts college, Third tells the st... Read more »

‘The Admission’ Reimagines Shakespeare in the Middle East

‘The Admission’ Reimagines Shakespeare in the Middle East

Paul Mehnert
April 15, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The tandem story of two families, one Israeli and one Palestinian, depicted in the Oberlin Student Theater Association’s production of The Admission, begins on an unassuming note. Two men converse at a table, accompanied only by the nervous click of Wilder Main’s radiator. Details slowly emerge a... Read more »

‘God’s Not Dead 2’ a Slice of Trump-Era Propaganda

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
April 15, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

“The most basic human right of all is the right to know Jesus,” says Director Harold Cronk through one of his signature mouthpiece characters in his latest film, God’s Not Dead 2, produced by the Christian company Pure Flix. Ideas like these have been voiced in the U.S. ever since the words ... Read more »

Wright Directs Comedic Play to Celebrate Gay Culture

Wright Directs Comedic Play to Celebrate Gay Culture

Jake Frankenfield
April 15, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

For anyone acquainted with the cinema of the early 1960s — with its psycho thrillers, horror films and beach party movies — Psycho Beach Party will feel familiar. And it will also feel a little ridiculous. This makes sense, given that Pscyho Beach Party is a send-up of all those genres. The pl... Read more »

Established 1874.
Theater & Film