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The Oberlin Review

OSTA’s “Bright Half Life” Explores Intersectional Identities

OSTA’s “Bright Half Life” Explores Intersectional Identities

Katie Lucey and Victoria Garber
April 7, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

Cascading baubles of multicolored lights and hanging photographs of the cast and crew border the walls of a cozy South Hall studio, creating an intimate setting for Bright Half Life, an Oberlin Student Theater Association production exploring the trials of love. The non-linear narrative is centered aroun...

“Neighborhood 3” Probes Technological, Generational Disconnect

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

The Oberlin Student Theater Association opened its three-day run of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, a play set in a world where the line between a zombie-infested video game and real-life suburbia blurs, in Wilder Main Space Thursday night. The play follows the in-game interactions between numerous cha...

‘Death and the Maiden’ Examines Insanity, Gender Roles

‘Death and the Maiden’ Examines Insanity, Gender Roles

Paris Gravley, Staff Writer
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The theory of Chekhov’s gun states that in storytelling, a loaded gun should not be mentioned if it never goes off. This dramatic principle emphasizes the importance of details and their resolution — why have the gun in the first place if it’s never going to be shot? In Death and the Maiden, a play...

OSTA’s Shakespeare Production Confronts Rape Culture

Annelise Giseburt, Production Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: In fair Vienna do we lay our scene, where, due to the negligence of the city’s Duke (played by College junior Luke Taylor), debauchery and venereal disease have run rampant for the past 20 years. The Duke decides the time has come to make his city right ...

Despite Talented Performances, OSTA’s Fall Showcase Proves Disappointing

Anne Pride-Wilt, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

This years’s Oberlin Student Theater Association Fall Showcase, which ran from Oct. 3–5 at the Cat in the Cream, was disadvantaged in design. As the showcase consisted of a series of six short scenes written, directed and performed by Oberlin students, no one was expecting a professional production,...

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