Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
Arts Editor Riva Weinstein attended the Friday night showing of the CU Players’ The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea. She gives her thoughts below.
Intrigued by the poster (designed by Lena Kogan, CC ’19), Senior Staffer Abby Rubel ventured forth into Middletown, a CUP production directed by Bernadette Bridges and produced by Samantha Grubner and Sean Davey. What she found there was entertaining but…odd. The floor is lit to look like a starry sky or outer space, an image reinforced […]
After thoroughly enjoying last semester’s performance of “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” our Arts Editor was excited to head to the Lerner Black Box Theater last night for the CU Players One Act Festival. True to its billing, the festival consisted of five (relatively) short one-act plays, written by a variety of professional playwrights but entirely produced, directed, and […]
The CU Players are back to grace our days with more student theatre! We sent a Staff Writer to check out the scene. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” runs from the 12th to the 14th, with tickets available at the TIC (or by waitlist). Last night, Columbia University Players (CUP, for short) opened their latest three-day run in the […]
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 […]
This weekend, the Columbia University Players will be presenting Playgrounds, a world-premiere play based on the playwright’s own experience as a nanny in Brooklyn. Bwog recently sat in on a rehearsal to investigate. In CUP’s official blurb, director Lilla Goettler BC ’14 explains that the piece “tells the story of Justine, a young woman who […]
What if the Peanuts gang had their stories documented into high school? Would we finally be able to understand the adults’ speech? Would it be as disappointing as The Rugrats’ All Growed Up? This weekend, Mariana Benjamin went to CUP’s performance to find out. In the basement of the Diana center, seated in a house packed […]
At Columbia, theatre comes in all forms; from huge musical productions to the smallest student shows, Bwog loves theater! This weekend, Blackbox Booster Roberta Barnett headed out for a Columbia University Players fall show: An Evening of One Acts. High above Ferris and Roone in Lerner is a small black box theater on Lerner’s […]
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 […]