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Diana Martinez Wants You! New MAC Director Pushes For Students On Stage

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  Comments Off

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At the end of January, the college announced the MAC’s Interim Director, Diana Martinez, would be named Director of the MAC. A lot has been said about her impressive credentials and extensive experience, but little has been said about her personally. The question that seems to be on the students’ minds is, “Who is this […]

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WATCH: Blue Man Group

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment, Pop culture, Theater  /  Comments Off

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Caroline Koch // Arts Edtior The opening digital monologue inside the Briar Street Theater included asking the audience not to text during the performance, as it “makes the older people feel inadequate.” The scrolling words on the marquee quickly added a caveat though: “Tweeting is okay.” Considering the last time I saw Blue Man Group […]

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BEST IN SHOW: Student filmmakers awarded for excellence at film festival

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  Comments Off

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On Monday, the After Hours Film Society hosted the “Say It In Eight: Student Film Festival” at the Tivoli Theater in downtown Downers Grove. The screening featured one to eight minute films by student directors ranging from grammar school all the way to the undergraduate category. COD was well represented, and awarded the following accolades by […]

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WATCH: GRAVITY

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Pop culture, Theater  /  Comments Off

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Jake Pelenis // arts columnist Gravity is one of the most frightening movies I have ever seen. The film is harrowing in its portrayal of the bleak and mammoth emptiness of space. Director Alfonso Cuarón has created what could potentially be described as “a lady floating around in space for ninety minutes” and turned it […]

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The Book of Mormon: “Blowing God’s Freaking Mind”

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  Comments Off

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 Caroline Koch // Arts Editor I’m not sure what more buzz little me could draw up about the insanely popular, nine Tony Award winning Book of Mormon, but I have to put it out in the universe that if you thought you’d never like a musical, this production will cast that idea out faster than […]

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Student films, abound!

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  Comments Off

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Forget Hollywood, the next big filmmaker might just come from the MAC building EMBRACE by Jeremy Silva Recent film graduate and storyteller sees “filmmaking as another vehicle to spread awareness.” Synopsis: “Embrace is an emotionally raw film set in a very plausible near future. The film addresses these issues plaguing teens around the world, while […]

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JOBS (The movie) Review

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Theater  /  Comments Off

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As you enter through the doors of the newly renovated Seaton Computing Commons (SCC), you may notice a quote on the wall of the study area by a man who knows a thing or twelve about computers. It’s awfully fitting that the $6.5 million project is ready for this particular fall semester, so close to […]

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College Theater presents: Spoon River Anthology

By   /  March 1, 2013  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  Comments Off

College Theatre is just about ready to open the original student adaptation of Spoon River Anthology by Michael Moon, directed by Connie Canaday Howard (Director of Theater). A collection of poems from Edgar Lee Masters’ 1915 book of poetry, Spoon River Anthology paints a picture of life in a small, midwestern town through a series […]

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Buffalo Theatre’s ‘Underpants’ brings humor

By   /  January 18, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  No Comments

Lynda Wellhausen, a former student of the college, acts along side ensemble members from the Buffalo Theater Exchange.

The Underpants is a comedic story written by Carl Sternheim and adapted by the actor and comedian, Steve Martin. It is about a young woman, Louise, her husband, Theo, and the consequences of a major embarrassing moment at a public event. This causes Louise to become the talk of the town and soon strange characters […]

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Theater Department continues long tradition, performs “A Christmas Carol”

By   /  November 16, 2012  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  No Comments

“A Christmas Carol” is premiering in the K Building Theater Friday, November 23 at 7p.m. Auditions were held at the beginning of the term but rehearsals began 6 weeks ago. The cast consists of 47 student actors and 17 young actors. Amelia Barrett, the director said this script by William J. Norris “was written for […]

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