Theater

“When We Were Young and Unafraid”: Student-directed play rekindles the spirit of ’70s feminism

“When We Were Young and Unafraid”: Student-directed play rekindles the spirit of ’70s feminism

BY ELLA WHITE ’22

The play by Sarah Treem takes place in the 1970s, specifically in the weeks leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, and is set in a safe house for abused women looking to escape unhealthy relationships. Agnes, who runs the safe house with her daughter, Penny, takes in a woman named Mary Anne, who changes their monotonous lives when she encourages Penny to flirt and wear dresses, setting a precedent in the household

Rooke’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” dazzles and delights

Rooke’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” dazzles and delights

BY EMMA MARTIN ’20

This weekend the Mount Holyoke College theatre department presented their popular rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with four performances in Rooke Theater. The show, directed by Noah Tuleja, featured strong acting against the backdrop of an extravagant, whimsical set with creative costuming and an unforgettable soundtrack.

Theater Department creates a monster with FRANKENSTEIN

BY SARAH OLSEN '18

The Mount Holyoke College department of theatre arts has craeated a spectacular monster with its production of FRANKENSTEIN. Directed by Noah Tuleja, the play is Jonathan Yukich’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous novel. The production reanimates the torturous relationship between Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the Creature, with standout performances by Julia Cole ’19 and Tamia Williams ’19.

A chilling adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” set to open Thursday

A chilling adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” set to open Thursday

BY EMILY BLOMQUIST '18 & LINDSEY MCGINNIS '18

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts’ production of Macbeth begins with a jarring cacophony of thunder and chilling witchy chants. The weird sisters, played by Amy Welch ’18, Dale Leonheart ’19 and Rasa Davidson De Sa, are impressive in their outstanding execution of a well-worn set of characters.