Arts & Entertainment

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“Black Fly” soars beyond setbacks

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ The regional premiere of Nick Gandiello’s modern drama “Black Fly Spring” made its home debut at the Gallagher Student Center Theatre to an audience that was both enthusiastic and intrigued. Set on a mountaintop resort in the Adirondacks, “Black Fly Spring” finds the dysfunctional couple of Lana (played … Continue reading

Drowzy book and score hinder “Sleeping Beauty”

By: Campbell Tuel ~Head Copy Editor~ Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) brings back its beloved “non-denominational” holiday classic with a twist. Local playwright Joseph McDonough and composer and lyricist David Kisor create a “fractured fairytale” in the form of Sleeping Beauty, based on the French fairy tale by Charles Perrault. The set, simple yet effectively constructed … Continue reading

Upcoming Events for Arts & Entertainment

3 p.m., Dec. 14 Kennedy Auditorium A capella Concert Harmon-X and AcaBellas a capella choral groups will hold a combined Christmas concert featuring holiday standards. Admission is free. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 19, 21, 22 Gallagher Student Center Theatre Chamber Opera Concert The Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble will perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors” featuring MadCap Puppets … Continue reading

Department of Music and Theatre to premiere “Black Fly Spring”

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Theatre will present a production of the play “Black Fly Spring” from Dec. 4-7 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The show features four Xavier students in its cast under the direction of Regina Pugh from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and is the first fully-staged production of the play. … Continue reading

Symphonic winds to collaborate in Christmas Music Festival

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ This coming week will feature many ensemble performances for the Christmas Music Festival. It will include a performance by the Xavier University Symphonic Winds in conjunction with the Filmore Wind Band at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. Admission is free. Interim Director of Instrumental … Continue reading

“A Christmas Carol” charms once more

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park opened its 24th annual “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Howard Dallin, on Nov. 26. Dickens’ timeless story tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a “bah humbug”-ing curmudgeon who learns to love after seeing visions brought on by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to … Continue reading

“Rosewater” brilliantly entertains

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ You can almost smell the rosewater. Late-night comedian Jon Stewart recently made his directorial and writing debut in “Rosewater,” the inspiring true story of an Iranian-born Canadian journalist named Maziar Bahari who was imprisoned after covering the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential elections and the violent protests that followed. Stewart … Continue reading

Owners renovate Woodward Theater

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Woodward Theater, the Over- The-Rhine live music venue, officially reopened for business on Nov. 7. Owners Dan McCabe, Christopher Schadler, Chris Varias and Matt Barth, who also own MOTR Pub across the street, have renovated the 101-year-old building and transformed it into a beaux-arts style theater. Located at 1404 Main … Continue reading

“God of Carnage”

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ The weekend of Nov. 14-16 marked the three-day run of Xavier Player’s darkly-comedic performance of Yazmina Reza’s “God of Carnage.” The success of “God of Carnage” was grounded in its simplicity and expert use of timing. The high tension and humanistic exposé were complimented by the performer’s ability to deliver … Continue reading

“Once” enraptures over and over again

By: Jon Hogue ~Guest Writer~ Most love stories are typical: guy meets girl, guy and girl fall in love and then they both live happily ever after. In a make-believe world love always works out, but everyone knows real life does not follow this storyline. Love can sometimes bring people together only to have them … Continue reading

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