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Simplistic but Stirring: Bandstand at the National Theatre Offers Lovely Homage to WWII

As the lights dim on the elaborately crafted nightclub for the show’s opening, a jarring flash of white light jolts the audience awake. An ensemble of soldiers stands onstage, their... Read more

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The Amen Corner Brings Baldwin to Life at Sidney Harman Hall

“The greatest poet in the English language found his poetry where poetry is found: in the lives of the people.” This sentence appears in a 1964 James Baldwin essay titled... Read more

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Penn Masala and Student Groups Light Up the Stage at Gaston Hall

The South Asian student organizations of Georgetown, George Washington University, and American University hosted Penn Masala and various South Asian student dance groups at Gaston Hall in front of a... Read more

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Life is a Cabaret: Georgetown Rock Extravaganza Bands Students Together

Cabaret is, quite literally, an intergenerational Georgetown tradition. When Teddy Zambetti (COL ’80) helped put on the original Cabaret in 1977, he had no way of knowing that his daughter... Read more

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Black Theatre Ensemble’s Blood at the Root Plants Deep Seeds of Thought

A red wash covers the floor and walls of the set of Blood at the Root, Georgetown University’s Black Theatre Ensemble (BTE) spring show. The hue, imbued by both painted... Read more

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Histories Collide in Mother Road at Arena Stage

Stretching backstage and out of sight, the road—Mother Road—appears to last forever. It is the context for every event to unfold for the next two and a half hours, and... Read more

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Improvfest 2020: Two Nights of Comedic Talent on Show

Each year, the Georgetown Improv Association (GIA) hosts Improvfest, a showcase of sorts that brings collegiate improv teams from all around the DMV and country to Bulldog Alley. The event... Read more

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Mask and Bauble’s Hedda Gabler is a Gripping Tale of Love and Power

Hedda Gabler, presented by the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society and directed by Margaret Gleason (COL ’22), is an uncompromising work of art. As the lights cast a dim sunlight... Read more

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Chris Distefano Brings Edgy Comedy to the Capital

From the beginning of Chris Distefano’s show, he seemed to immediately click with the audience. Between his impressions of millennial culture and the ease with which he talked about his... Read more

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GUDC Spring Concert Creates Fervor Through Physicality

The minute that members of Georgetown University Dance Company (GUDC) take their places for rehearsal; they are no longer students. An intense focus grips their gaze as they immediately command... Read more

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Black Movements Dance Theatre Spring Concert Showcases Historical Icons and Modern Identities

It’s production week for Black Movements Dance Theatre (BMDT)’s upcoming Spring Dance Concert: Legends, Leaders, Warriors and Other Great Souls. Dancers dressed in all black are spread across the floor... Read more

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Chimes to Celebrate Musical Tradition and Evolution in Cherry Tree Massacre

The sound of distant voices singing “I Dreamed a Dream” floated around the first floor of Reiss. Behind the large doors of Reiss 112, eight Chimes singers stood in a... Read more

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Life and Grief Inside An Acorn

“Optimism is an ugly word. It asks nothing of us.” “Pessimism is an ugly word. It asks nothing of us.” “I choose no words.” Two people stand on opposite sides... Read more

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Let Freedom Ring: A Celebration of Dreams and the Dreamwork

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a coalescence of the past, present, and future. Not only is it a celebration of a legendary man and the dreams he dared give... Read more

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Running with The Wolves: Nomadic Theatre Production Explores Teenhood and Teamwork

“Quick hands! Quick hands!” The team captain, played by Bella Carlucci (COL ’23), yells to the goalie as the pair toss a soccer ball across the stage. Running past, the... Read more

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Fiddler on the Capital: A Perfect Holiday Outing for the Whole Family

Perhaps one of the most defining moments of a young Jewish child’s adolescence is seeing Fiddler on the Roof. The musical, first performed in 1964, is a celebration of love... Read more

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Disney’s Newsies at Arena Stage Immerses Audiences in a World of Youth Activism

Upon entering the Fichlander Theater this winter, audiences immediately find themselves immersed in the world of New York City just before the turn of the 20th century. To reach their... Read more

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Storm Clouds on the Horizon: The 34th annual Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival is unlike any other

One week before opening night on Nov. 13, the storm was raging at full speed. Mask and Bauble staff members yelled to each other over a thunderous cacophony of crows,... Read more

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Focus Cia de Dança Builds Surreal Moments in STILL REICH

In complete silence, Roberta Bussoni and Marcio Jahú faced each other on the side of a half-lit stage. Their dance began with isolated arm movements, but it quickly evolved into... Read more

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J.B. is a Biblical Retelling with Modern Sensibilities

Serving as a mostly faithful retelling that is still able to feel like a unique story, J.B. is a riveting adaptation of the Book of Job, one of the more... Read more