Nolan’s Latest Lacks Emotional Punch

Clark Sacktor, Collumnist
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi film Interstellar, currently showing at the Apollo Theatre, reaches for the stars both figuratively and literally. Unfortunately, the film falls short of the director’s past cinematic success, which includes the Dark Knight trilogy, Memento and... Read more »

Sharma’s Proof Aims to Promote Campus Discussion of Mental Illness

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

Last night marked Oberlin’s first showing of David Auburn’s Proof in a series of five showings directed by senior Maya Sharma. The play, which she describes as “philosophically ripe” and full of “awesome, dynamic female roles” will run through Oct. 16 in the Little Theater. According... Read more »

Students, Parents Attend Cross-Generational Tribute to SNL

Students, Parents Attend Cross-Generational Tribute to SNL

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

A gaggle of bleary-eyed Obies and their guardians filled the rows of the Apollo Theatre on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 8, the second day of Parents Weekend, for journalist James Andrew Miller’s talk on his lauded 2003 book, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live... Read more »

On the Record with Hinton Collection Curators

On the Record with Hinton Collection Curators

Tristan Cimini
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

This week, David Berger and Holly Maxson, co-curators of the Milton J. and Mona C. Hinton Collection, visited Oberlin to discuss the current exhibit of legendary bassist and photographer Milt Hinton’s photography at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Executors of Hinton’s estate also donated four... Read more »

Fincher Upholds Reputation with Latest Film

Clark Sacktor
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Dark and suspenseful, David Fincher’s Gone Girl will resonate with viewers long after they leave the theater. Fincher, who also directed the iconic Fight Club and Academy Award–winning The Social Network, adapted Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name. The... Read more »

Music, Dance, Theater Intersect in Arts Workshop

Music, Dance, Theater Intersect in Arts Workshop

Tristan Cimini
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Fourth Wall, a performing trio which integrates music, theater, dance and other artistic disciplines, discussed its unique creative process in a workshop on Oct. 28 in Bibbins Hall. The group’s members, trombonist C. Neil Parsons, OC ’98, flutist Hilary Abigana and percussionist Greg Jukes, have... Read more »

The Equalizer Entertaining if Conventional

The Equalizer Entertaining if Conventional

Clark Sacktor, Collumnist
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer avoids mediocrity through stylized cinematography despite being an archetypal action film. The movie, which is playing at the Apollo Theatre until Oct. 9, is the second of Fuqua’s productions to star actor Denzel Washington and is based on a 1980s TV show of... Read more »

Students Organize Informal Shakespeare Performance

Students Organize Informal Shakespeare Performance

Maggie Bussard
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

An exciting experiment in directing and acting occurred on Saturday when students met in Wilder Bowl for an open reading of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. College sophomores Jay Shapiro and Chris Puglisi proposed to direct a version of the Shakespeare play that was audition and... Read more »

OSTA, OCircus Present First Mime Workshops

OSTA, OCircus Present First Mime Workshops

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

For the first time in Oberlin’s history, students are introducing the art of mime as a branch of the Theater department. Last Friday, Sept. 19, the artist BiLi the Mime lectured and performed at Hales Gymnasium to promote the legitimization of mime as an art form. BiLi followed up Friday’s festivities... Read more »

A Most Wanted Man Features Stellar Cast

Clark Sacktor, Columnist
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

A Most Wanted Man, which aired briefly at the Apollo Theatre this past week, has a surprisingly straightforward plot for a thriller. Directed by Anton Corbijn, the film is an adaptation of the eponymous book by John le Carré, author of The Constant Gardener and Tinker Tailor Soldier... Read more »

Irwin Quotes Beckett, Demonstrates Versatility in Vaudeville

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

“I want to show you now what happens when I put baggy pants on,” actor and clown Bill Irwin, OC ’73, told the Finney Chapel audience Sunday night. He’d taken the stage in an old-fashioned but safe ensemble of a white shirt and loose gray pants — the only thing unusual about his appearance was... Read more »

Urinetown’s Irreverent Humor Refreshes Somber Theater Scene

Phoebe Hammer, Arts Editor
April 25, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Yes, there really is a musical called Urinetown, and yes, it is about pee. This weekend the Oberlin Musical Theater Association will be performing Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’s Tony Award-winning comedy in Wilder Main. Directed by College senior Aaron Palmer, the production is poised to generate... Read more »