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Bwog Reviews CU Players’ “Baby With The Bathwater”

In their first production of the fall semester, the Columbia University Players present Christopher Durang’s “Baby with the Bathwater,” a dark comedy about child-rearing, directed by Max Fiest CC ’17. Last night, Bwog newbie Lexie Lehmann had the chance to sit in on the play’s dress rehearsal. Below are some of her thoughts! (Content warnings for the […]

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CU Players Presents “Things We Want”

This semester, The CU Players are tackling Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Things We Want. The playwright describes the show as a “dirty, sexy, suicide comedy,” and the cast seems to agree. The show goes up this Thursday night, October 22, at 8pm in the Lerner Black Box theater. But before the lights go dim, Bwogger and theater enthusiast […]

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TheatreHop: CU Players In Joyriders

Our very own sports guru Ross Chapman decided to switch things up this week and attend CU Player’s production of Joyriders. He thusly brings you his review of the show. Columbia University Players (CUP for short) put on a show this weekend about life for the poor in 1980s Ireland. The production in the Black […]

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone

First-time drama reviewer Robert Sheardown went to Columbia University Players’ production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, which has its last performance tonight at 8:00 PM. Dead Man’s Cell Phone was a delightful romp through surprisingly eerie lighting, comedic yet crazed monologues, and the increasingly (albeit intentionally) annoying cell phone ringtone employed by the sound crew. Although […]

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Next Fall (By CU Players, Not In Real Life – Don’t Worry)

Friday night, CU Players continued their production of Next Fall that ran from Thursday through Saturday. To see what the play was all about, Avid Acting Admirer Ali Sawyer went out to Friday night’s performance and reports on how it went. Featuring talk of (abandoned) yoga mats, gayness, hypochondria, and religion, the topics of Next […]

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CU Players Outplay Themselves with Mother Courage and Her Children

This weekend, CU Players is performing Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 work “Mother Courage and Her Children.” You can still catch their final performance tonight at 8:00 pm at the Minor Latham Playhouse in Milbank. Bwog sent our drama doyen Ali Sawyer to see the show. Right until the end, the line between performance and reality is […]

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CU Players Presents Genet’s The Maids

CU Players, Columbia’s theater group that fades in and out of existence, put on a production Jean Genet’s disturbing French drama, The Maids. Intrigued by the intersection of sadism and masochism, Shelley Farmer reviewed the play for Bwog. The 1947 drama centers on two maids, Claire and Solange, who engage in ritualistic, sadomasochistic “games” while their employer, […]

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Trees Bloom in Lerner

Theatre Theorizer Alex Katz wants you to pause your video of Downton Abbey,  stop making your “Bring Arrested Development Back” signs, and go see an original play about a wealthy family who lost everything and the one (adopted) son who had no choice but to destroy their lives for good. Here’s his take on CUPlayers’ The Cherry […]

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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

Last night, Peter Sterne, Bwog’s resident expert on theatrical representations of philosophical imprisonment, visited the Glicker-Milstein blackbox theatre for the the Columbia University Players production of The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. The CU Players production of “The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail” (written by Edward Lee and Jerome Lawrence, directed by Cody Haefner, CC […]

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Getting Playful with CU Players

Bwog’s Hannah Goldstein reports… Every year one of the Columbia theater groups puts on a production that caters to the audience as sophisticates—the after-dinner theater crowd, as it were. If last year it was CMTS’s Company, Steven Sondheim’s wry study of marriage and liaisons sexuelles in the upper-middle class, this year’s would be the CU […]

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CU Players Bid Their Mother Good Night

Last night, Bwog’s Theater-Goer Extraordinaire Gabby Beans sat in on the opening night of  CUP’s “‘night, Mother.” The Glicker-Milstein Theater in the Diana Center could not have housed a more beautiful and devastating production this season. The CU Players’ production of Marsha Norman’s “‘night, Mother” is a challenging piece in every conceivable sense. The story unfolds slowly. The audience […]

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CU Players Put on a Show!

Megan McGregor was on hand to catch the CU Players’ final performance of Let Us Go Out Into The Starry Night: Three Plays. Last night, Lerner’s Black Box seemed cozier than usual—a side effect of an encroaching audience. A nearly full house watched the cast of Let Us Go Out Into The Starry Night: Three […]

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CU Players Present: Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral

You know those coffins you’ve been seeing out on the steps for the past few weeks? Well apparently the CU Players have decided to finally lay the corpse to rest and have the funeral this weekend … over the course of three days in the Lerner Party Space of all places. Bwog’s Interactive Theater Bureau […]

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A Fountain of Words: CUP’s Dirty Hands

Every play ever produced has been showing this weekend and last.  Bwog’s Anish Bramhandkar checks out the latest offering from the CU Players, Dirty Hands. There’s no way around it.  Dirty Hands, Jean-Paul Sartre’s post-war political drama, is very long.  At the end of the two-and-a-half hour play, you’ve enjoyed yourself but find yourself wishing […]

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Elektra: CU Players Review

Feeling emotionally burdened, Bwog’s Catharsis Bureau Chief, Claire Sabel, sought release last night in CU Players’ production of Sophokles’ Elektra.  And according to her review, the trip was more than worthwhile. It is one thing to read the great works of Greek drama in Lit Hum, and quite another to bring them to life on stage – […]

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