WC debuts first Spanish language theatre production

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By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer The play “La Nona,” or “The Granny”, performed on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Egg, appears similar to Washington College’s numerous theatre productions—humorous, student-led, and well-attended—except for one important twist: it was performed entirely in Spanish. “Learning another language has the ability to open doors to so many people […]

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Thesis production captures life at the dining room table

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By Katy Shenk Student Life Editor Drawing inspiration from the Thanksgiving season, Katie Peacock’s senior thesis production, “The Dining Room,” performed on Nov. 16 and 17, featured aspects of traditionally W.A.S.P.-ish family life that occur around the dining room table. Instead of focusing on one family, the play contained 18 vignettes with 57 different characters […]

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“Almost, Maine” SCE

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By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer Flyers stating Arctic Cat For Sale, Help Wanted, Missing Shoe, and Town Events led audience members into a town just covered in fresh snow. They aren’t in Chestertown anymore. The town’s slogan, “The Way Life Should Be,” welcomed audiences into Tawes for senior theater major Abbey Wark’s directing thesis of […]

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Grupo Cambalache: Nothing Is Black and White; New Theater Group Aims to Discuss Culture, Politics Through Spanish Language

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By Abby Wargo Student Life Editor For Spanish lovers and Latinx individuals alike, there is a new special interest group to reflect a wider range of student interest. Grupo Cambalache is a Spanish theater club which aims to give students space to use Spanish to communicate outside of the classroom. They meet on Wednesdays at 7:15 […]

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Writer Reflects on First WC Theater Production

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By Laiken Harrigan Elm Staff Writer It’s hard to believe that a play written over a century ago could address the same issues that society deals with today, but Washington College theater’s production of “Major Barbara” did just that. The play, written by George Bernard Shaw in 1908, stirs major questions about the definitions of morality […]

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WC Theater Prepares for Fall Shows

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By Brooke Schultz Editor-in-Chief It was William Shakespeare who said in “Hamlet” that “the purpose of playing… was and is, to hold as ‘twere the mirror up to nature.’” This collection of fall plays at Washington College aims to do just that, said Brendon Fox, assistant professor of theater. “Each of those [productions] cover a […]

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