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  • Fishnets And High Heels: A Look Into The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    On Thursday, students with bright red letter V’s flooded dozens of Snapchat stories. On Friday,  men and women in fishnet tights and high heels strutted up and down West Union Street. On Saturday, fans of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, stood in a line that spilled...
  • Theater Review: The Ladies Man

    Infidelity, the theme of popular television shows such as Scandal, The Good Wife and Mistresses, lends itself as the backbone of story lines to draw in audiences seeking steamy and rebellious entertainment. The “cheating husband that wants to have his cake and eat it too” is a familiar character today....
  • Theater Review: The Library

    On Wednesday, two young students and a teacher were injured in a school shooting in South Carolina, according to reports; the same date marked the opening night of Ohio University Theater Division’s play, The Library. Written by Scott Z. Burns, The Library is a compelling drama about gun violence in...
  • Urinetown Reivew

    Premise A collaboration between the Ohio University Theater Division and School of Music, Urinetown is a musical that focusses on the themes of an unsustainable and economically-imbalanced society. In the fictional setting of Urinetown, a catastrophic drought has caused a serious water shortage. To combat the shortage, a corporation...
  • Much Ado About Nothing Review

    Premise One of William Shakespeare’s classic comedies, Much Ado About Nothing follows the trials and tribulations of two sets of young lovers. Claudio, a soldier recently returned from war, wishes to woo Hero, the daughter of a powerful and influential governor. Meanwhile, Claudio’s bachelor friend, Benedick, finds himself at...
  • Theater Review: Rashomon

    Photo by Jilly Burns Noh theater is a Japanese theatrical form that was developed during the 14th century. Rather than display feelings in a traditional way, Noh actors, adorned in stylized masks, were trained to convey emotions through minimalist actions and movements. The latest production of the Ohio University...

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