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Bait Offers Christian Reform School Sex Fantasies, Swims through Symbolism

Moze Halperin
February 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The beautiful thing about student-written college theater is that audiences get the pleasure of seeing their friend's or acquaintance's or LARP partner’s personality combusted into performance. One has the sense that this person they know a lot or a little or a LARP is scattered in chunks around the...

Theater Preview: Eurydice

Theater Preview: Eurydice

Rachel Kaye
February 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The very old and very new are working together to bring something special to the Oberlin stage this weekend. The Theater and Dance department is staging Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, a retelling of the story of Orpheus from the perspective of his wife, the titular character he attempts to rescue from the...

“O Brave New World”: Taymor’s Tempest Dreamlike, Occasionally Terrifying

“O Brave New World”: Taymor’s Tempest Dreamlike, Occasionally Terrifying

Eva Sachs
February 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is nothing if not surreal. Julie Taymor OC ’74 takes that to heart in her new film adaptation of the classic play. The movie is extraordinarily dreamlike, with countless special effects that vary from obvious green screen to frighteningly realistic animation. Today’...

Taking on Tyson Inspires, Charlie Sheen Still Crazy

Rachel Avcioglu, Staff Writer
January 26, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

When I first heard the synopsis of Mike Tyson's new TV show Taking On Tyson, I had to laugh. Mike Tyson, the old heavyweight champion of the world, having a show on Animal Planet about his love for pigeons? That couldn’t possibly be serious. But after the first five minutes of the pilot episode, I knew I...

Putnam County Musical Spells Out Laughter

Rebecca Caine, Production Manager
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

As the audience members arrived to fill the seats in Wilder Main on Saturday afternoon, I whispered to my friend who was sitting next to me, “I hope I can come up with enough to write. I don’t know if I really like musicals.” Luckily, I had nothing to worry about. The 25th Annual Putnam County...

Intro Shorts Showcase New Talent

Tess Yanisch
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Last weekend, the Theater 101 class put on its showcase, displaying the skills of the enrolled students. According to Matthew Wright, the class’s professor of record, all these actors are first-semester Obies, and all but one are first-year (apparently there’s a transfer student in the mix somewhere)....

Crispin Hellion Glover Shows Latest Work

Aaron Botwick
December 4, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Theater & Film

On Saturday, Nov. 21, Crispin Hellion Glover appeared in West Lecture Hall. The room was pitch-black except for a single red-tinted spotlight on his face. Without introduction, Glover began to present his “BIG SLIDE SHOW,” a collection of books from the 1800s that he rewrote for a one-hour dramatic...

OCircus Enacts “The Seven Deadly Sins”

Tess M. Yanisch
December 4, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The premise was simple: the Hell Shopping Network was filming a commercial in front of a live studio audience. On Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21, the students in OCircus used that concept to put on an astonishing display of their talents. “The Seven Deadly Sins” took place at the Cat in the...

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