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Chaos and Revolution: Production Ensemble’s Mad Forest

Chaos and Revolution: Production Ensemble’s Mad Forest

Last weekend, Swarthmore’s Production Ensemble — a combination of both student and hired actors — performed Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest. The play, split into three parts, portrays life before, during,…

Broken Hearted Dreamer: Resilience

Broken Hearted Dreamer: Resilience

“If you’re a pine, growth seems to have a lot to do with making the best of where you get started. Sometimes that’s just a bare-bones blustery, rocky outcrop of…

Culture Plus: Serial and Coming to Terms with Dissatisfaction

Culture Plus: Serial and Coming to Terms with Dissatisfaction

If you’ve spoken to me over the past few weeks, you have probably heard about Serial. The new podcast, a This American Life spin-off from producer Sarah Koenig, has me…

Princess Kaguya: Studio Ghibli’s Newest Film is a Gorgeous, Disjointed Gust of Form and Color

Princess Kaguya: Studio Ghibli’s Newest Film is a Gorgeous, Disjointed Gust of Form and Color

Isao Takahata is Studio Ghibli’s dark horse, living proof that there’s more to it than Hayao Miyazaki. Although Ghibli and Miyazaki are often treated as synonymous, it’s difficult to overstate…

Swat Visually: What’s in a “Swattie?”

Swat Visually: What’s in a “Swattie?”

At first I loved the idea of being a “Swattie.” There’s a comfort in labels and communities, that — especially for a very intimidated freshman — made college feel that…

Week in Pictures: Science, Robots, Digital Humanities, and More!

Week in Pictures: Science, Robots, Digital Humanities, and More!

This past week at Swarthmore College: a talk on the digital humanities, analyzing paintings, Engineering students race robots, and women’s soccer plays at the NCAA Tournament in Montclair University! Powered…

Walnut Street Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” Whisks Audiences Into a Magical World

Walnut Street Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” Whisks Audiences Into a Magical World

Mary Poppins is one of those rare musicals where children and grandparents alike will applaud no matter what happens onstage. The moment Mary Poppins soars above the stage: applause. After…

Production Ensemble 2014: MAD FOREST Photos

Production Ensemble 2014: MAD FOREST Photos

Here’s a sneak peak at the 2014 Production Ensemble: Mad Forest, by Caryl Churchil. Mad Forest opens November 14th at 8PM, and has shows on November 15th at 2PM and 8PM and…

More Than Just a Dream: Fitz and the Tantrums

More Than Just a Dream: Fitz and the Tantrums

At the Electric Factory last Friday night, Fitz and the Tantrums got off to an exhilarating start on the fourth day of their tour. Opening band Big Data brought a…

Dramaturgy Thesis, “The Imperial House,” Explores Relationships and Space

Dramaturgy Thesis, “The Imperial House,” Explores Relationships and Space

The Imperial House, Nathan Siegel ’15’s Honors Dramaturgy Thesis, was performed at Swarthmore and in Philadelphia this weekend. A group of Philadelphia actors, ranging from their 40s to their 70s,…