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Review: The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project (directed by Josh Feldman, with assistance from Jonathan Brown-Gilbert) is unlike any play I’ve ever seen. It addresses a real life tragedy, but not in the typical theatrical manner. It follows the Tectonic Theatre Project, a group of real-life actors who visited Laramie, Wyoming. These actors interviewed a series of townspeople about […]

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Review: Equus

Equus, written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Jack Smith, has been the talk of King’s for several weeks. I’ve met quite a few people who’ve been anticipating this controversial play. I’m sure its reputation will attract a fair amount of patrons, but I hope its sensational aspects don’t overshadow its quality. This play, barring […]

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Review: Orlando

Orlando, directed by Julia Schultz, is a springy, frothy concoction with a serious underlying message. The play grapples with gender identities and sexual fluidity, accompanied by Virginia Woolf’s flowery dialogue. This version nicely captures the core theme of the work, gliding by with earnestness and creative set choices. However, there are a few snags that […]

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Infringement Festival 2016: 3rd night review

NOTE: Enlightenment Café, Journey to the Centre of Ourselves, and Eureka! Zaire will be reviewed at a later date. The third night of Infringement struck the right note with quirky, slightly random plays in a cohesive structure. “*pop*” opened the block with two women kissing. That was the entirety of the play. They kissed, talked […]

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Infringement Festival 2016: 2nd night review

NOTE: The Waiting Gentlewoman and Hard Rock Kids will be reviewed at a later date. People gathered in the Pit once again for the second night of Infringement. The first block was chock-full of wildly different plays, making for a varied, if overly long, first half. “Trojan War” stormed out of the gates to start […]

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Infringement Festival 2016: Opening night review

Even a fire alarm couldn’t damper Infringement’s opening night. The week-long student-written theatre festival kicked off on Monday night in the Pit. Before the shows began, an alarm sounded, forcing everyone into a furious flurry of flakes. Actors in suits, robes, and other costumes mingled with audience members in the Quad. The alarm stopped and […]

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Review: 4:48 Psychosis

Danielle Adessky’s version of 4:48 Psychosis is upfront with its intentions. The trigger warning before the performance lays bare its themes to the audience. The play tackles depression, suicide, and the efforts used to cope with them. These are bold, important themes worth a deep discussion and analysis. Psychosis features striking stage blocking and good […]

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String of floods at King's attributed to vandalism

The King’s Library has flooded for the second time in one week. The bottom floor of the library, which flooded on Oct. 21, flooded again on Oct. 26. The lower floor of the New Academic Building was also flooded on Oct. 21. The cause of all three floods is being attributed to vandalism. The toilets […]

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Potential tuition hike pushed back a year, still on the table

Community cooperation and frustration collided at a consultation between students, professors and administration on Sept. 28th. Students heard President George Cooper announce that decisions around the previously proposed tuition hike of $1,000 for the Foundation Year Programme (FYP) would be delayed and potentially re-opened in a year’s time if the school’s recruitment goals are not […]

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The presidential search continues

As FYP students scramble to find their textbooks and upper year students engage in quests for cheap ramen noodles, King’s is performing its own search. It’s a complicated process that stretches back to last semester and won’t be finished for months: the search for a new president. George Cooper, our current president, will be leaving […]