‘Complete Works’ shakes up Shakespeare

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ After the close of Hamlet last weekend, Xavier Theatre wasted no time in jumping into its next, and vastly different, production: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] (CWSA). Starring junior Sara Ringenbach, seniors Alex Roberts and Eric Minion in an ensemble cast and understudied by sophomore Nora Weisz, CWSA tackles “37 plays in 97 minutes” in a breakneck comedic exploration of the Shakespearean canon. Sprinkled with improv and audience participation, CWSA promises to be as hilarious as it is unpredictable. Leading the ensemble cast is director Ed Stern, the former artistic director for … Continue reading ‘Complete Works’ shakes up Shakespeare

Ryan’s Pub to re-open

By: Maddie Day Ryan’s Pub, located in Gallagher Student Center, is set to reopen early next semester under new management. The previous owner of the restaurant, who also owns Andy’s Mediterranean, requested to withdraw from the operation. “The new Ryan’s Pub is being designed as a student pub,” Tom Barlow, director for Auxiliary Services, said. “It will focus on what the student wants.” The renovation project is headed by Ann Hoffman, a Xavier alumna and member of the Board of Trustees, and focuses on reinventing Ryan’s Pub as a place that satisfies, supports and excites Xavier students. Hoffman has spoken … Continue reading Ryan’s Pub to re-open