This year Bwog decided to make it tradition that the outgoing EIC reviews Latenite. Why? Unclear, but we’re doing it. Alexandra Svokos thusly tunes in.
Unlike M. Jones, I’d never been to a Latenite performance before this semester—which I now realize was a major mistake of my past 3.5 years here. I’ve been impressed by nearly every performance I’ve been able to see in my time here, and Latenite kept up that tradition. With a series of short, student-written/directed/acted plays, there are few other platforms on campus that showcase this many talented individuals.
Each of the works had their own special twist, tone, and draw. Watching the pieces, and thinking about the different crews of people behind them, I couldn’t help but take a moment to mourn that this year’s Varsity Show has an essentially identical C-team to last year’s show. There is so much talent on this campus; it’s unfortunate that in two years most students will only see the work of those dozen individuals.
But let’s stop thinking about what could have been and move onto what was. I sat through both performances on Saturday night: first sober, second decidedly less so (for journalism! —hi potential employers). There were 7 pieces of varying levels of humor, ranging from cleverness to absurdism to good ol’ physical comedy.