‘Slut Shaming’ unleashes harsh truths

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ I hope you made it to Xavier’s production of Slut Shaming: A Time Travel Rape Adventure last week to see a powerful performance tackling rape culture head on. Slut Shaming follows 15-year old Lauren Lucas before, during and after the night she was sexually assaulted at a high school party. Often referring to herself as a time-traveller, Lauren takes the audience with her as she revisits the night of her attack, along with other memories and flashbacks of people who come back to haunt her. Only 50 minutes, the performance is fast-paced and gripping, … Continue reading ‘Slut Shaming’ unleashes harsh truths

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ Love, obsession and jealousy follow four crisscrossed lovers as they venture into an enchanted fairy forest in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Now, with help from theater professional Jeremy Dubin of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Xavier’s theater department joins with the magic and humor in Shakespeare’s most famous comedy. “We like to do a big, classic play at least every two years,” Stephen Skiles, director of theatre, said. “We were due for another Shakespeare.” With the help of Dubin, who directs Xavier’s production of “Midsummer,” the theater department wasted no time in moving forward with the … Continue reading ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’