The past year has been a whirlwind of arts events. From comedy shows to romantic plays to slam poetry, this is a reflection of the 2013 to 2014 academic year in Brandeis arts.
There are lots of things to consider when diving into a relationship: morals, prejudices, goals and...murder?
Each March, a group of seniors finishing up their degrees from in Theater Arts direct, perform in and create pieces for the department's Senior Thesis Festival.
If you had walked into Spingold Theater Center's Laurie Theater this weekend, your first thought would have been "Toto, we're not in Waltham anymore!" The Brandeis Theater Company successfully created a time capsule of drama this weekend with its production of A View from the Bridge, directed by Michael Hammond, who is a visiting professor of acting from the Boston University School of Theatre. Written by Arthur Miller in 1955, the play covers a range of controversial topics, such as homophobia, immigration and gender roles.
The tragic and touching story of The Color Purple took its time reaching the stage. Originally written as a novel by Alice Walker in 1982, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1983, and Stephen Spielberg first produced a film adaptation of the story in 1985.
American Hustle, a tale of con men, the FBI and the mafia, has already made its mark on the awards season.
The floor is splattered red. Purple brushes the walls. A green and gold log cabin is projected onto either side of the audience as ushers urge them to sit close to their neighbors.