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Paquete: Cuba’s black market, DIY internet

In my short time in this country, what’s surprised me the most is the constant duality of life here. Everything in Cuba has two stories: what the government sees, and reality. Information is Cuba’s secret third currency, and things that I can easily access at home are sold on the…

ETB’s Closer crosses the pond

Three things I love convening in one play: London, nineties fashion, and theatre. There was no way I could hate this week’s ETB production, Patrick Marber’s Closer, directed by Emma Halper ‘18. This is a play about people who hurt each other. Then, they turn around asking for love, but…

ETB takes a shot at Bogosian

This term at Experimental Theater Board, Ethan Ramsay ’17 has taken on the monumental task of directing Eric Bogosian’s 1986 collection of monologues Drinking in America. His two actors, Sam Bearak ’17 and Austin Nerueiter ’17, each embody six characters in an exploration of what it means to be “American”…

Cheers for Chekov

A wooden house frames a bare stage. Projections of Chekhov serve as the backdrop, slowly flickering against an enormous plastic sheet. A row of chairs lines the stage. The show is not the modern, experimental theatre you would expect from such a set-up, but rather, the Spring Carleton Players production:…

A Carl abroad

On a campus as close-knit as Carleton, it’s easy to forget the world outside of the Carleton bubble. However, embarking on off-campus studies can be a jolting reminder of Carleton’s idiosyncrasies.This January, I boarded an eleven-hour flight from Los Angeles to London, where I expected to encounter very little culture…

David Brings Homer home: “An Illiad” Review

The atrocities of the Trojan War seem so distant—and so different—from our lives, but how much has really changed? For his theater COMPS, Josh Davids tackles “An Iliad” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, a one-man retelling of The Iliad. Set through the lens of the present, Davids’ character, The…

Hanging installations mirror natural forms

 When Laurel Bradley, curator for the Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz, looked for inspiration for the museum’s spring art exhibit, she merely had to look up. The museum’s main space, Braucher Gallery, is equipped with 24-foot high ceilings and a system of adjustable grids, which led to the inception of Swing Low, a magnificent new exhibition…