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‘The Imaginary Invalid’ is farcical and fun

‘The Imaginary Invalid’ is farcical and fun

| Monday, November 19, 2018

The commedia dell’arte is a traditional 16th century form of professional Italian theater characterized by sketches or scenarios that feature a small list of archetypal characters meant to instill the seriousness of certain lessons. Moliére’s “The Imaginary Invalid,” originally a late-1600s comedy-ballet, made use of these well-known characters. By read more

Scene in South Bend: Thrift Stores

Scene in South Bend: Thrift Stores

| Monday, November 19, 2018

I’ve always viewed thrift stores as interactive museums with galleries that encompass many eras and an ever-changing collection of mystery. Stepping into the store, or room or basement (depending on the venue), you’re surrounded by racks and shelves and bookcases filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. These items, read more

Power in simplicity in NSR’s ‘Cymbeline’

Power in simplicity in NSR’s ‘Cymbeline’

| Friday, November 16, 2018

The third-floor, black-box theatre in Washington Hall is one with which I’m intimately familiar. Walking in and finding the room empty but for a large trunk and chairs arranged in a thrust stage was nothing short of thrilling. The student Not-So-Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Cymbeline” did not disappoint. read more

Scene Selections: the White Album turns 50

Scene Selections: the White Album turns 50

, , , , and | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

On Nov. 22, the Beatles’ White Album — the iconic white square with “The Beatles” stamped in irregular print — celebrates 50 years since its release. With the release of “The Beatles” in 1968, the Beatles introduced some of the group’s most beloved and controversial tracks, a grab-bag of gems that read more

The future of Fifth Harmony

The future of Fifth Harmony

| Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In 2012, on the U.S. version of “The X-Factor,” five teenage girls from across the country were put together by Simon Cowell, who also founded One Direction and Little Mix. Fifth Harmony went on to achieve a massive amount of success and garner a large following. The original five read more