YDA’s ‘Cripple’ gets leadership

October 31, 2003
These days, the Yale Dramatic Association must walk an “imaginary line between mainstream appeal and artistic value,” said Lisa Holme ’05, the Dramat’s production officer. Last year’s sold-out fall mainstage, “Batboy,” was a rock musical about a mutant and his adopted family. This spring’s mainstage — Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” — is a »

YUAG to close for two-year renovations

September 20, 2002
Go to the Yale University Art Gallery; drink in the art while you can. Get your fill of Braque, Monet and Rothko. Come this summer (although no date has been officially announced) the museum is almost sure to shut its doors for an extensive, two-year-long renovation. The Kahn wing, which houses the gallery’s popular collection »

Arts Preview: Catch the best of New Haven Catch the best of New Haven

September 13, 2002
Fall is a busy season for the arts in New Haven. The city’s two world-class museums — the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery — get rid of their by-now-stale summer exhibits and local artists, in smaller studios around town, get ready for lean winter months. It is possible, as »

Eclectic local band struggles, pounds the pavement to secure a major record deal.

April 5, 2002
Gargantua Soul has played a lot of different crowds. As the only unsigned act at Woodstock ’99, they were in front of some 30,000 people, and their last six concerts at Toad’s Place have been sold out. But they have also driven 15 hours to play to a room with four people — bartender included, »

‘Fever’ likely to be a hit in Europe’s discos

March 8, 2002
To coincide with the release of Fever, Kylie Minogue — gay icon, international superstar, and owner of more than 30 top-20 hits in Britain — shot an underwear ad that ran in theaters across the United Kingdom. In the minute-and-a-half spot, she sports a lacy bra and panties, climbs onto a mechanical bull, and rides »

Charming ‘Affair’ not to be missed

March 1, 2002
Wipe memories of the novel and film versions of “The End of the Affair” out of your head. Get ready for a musical. And brace yourself: Ian Lowe ’04 wrote the script, composed the music, stars in one of the lead roles and — goodness gracious — co-directed the production. With director Sally Bernstein ’03 »

Fernandez’s haiku art evokes wind and clouds

February 22, 2002
Roberto Fernandez’s little gem of a photo show, “De Viento y Nube,” is small, smart, and perfectly crafted. Immediately surprising for many undergraduates will be the space in which it is shown, the cozy downstairs living room of the Casa Cultural Center on Crown street — which some may remember as the site of a »

Frosh play energetic, rough

February 8, 2002
Every year, the freshmen in the Yale Dramatic Association put on a spring play, and this year’s offering is Aeschylus’ “The Eumenides.” It is a play about what it means to be guilty, and how to find — or miss — the justice in retribution. The freshmen give a spirited try, filling the friendly space »

MacDonald masters Margolin’s ‘Breaks’

November 16, 2001
The small space of the Nick Chapel in Trumbull College, which holds an audience of about 40, could be a curse. With steep rows of stadium seats pressing the audience against the actors, and with an unraked stage, missteps are tortuously obvious. Yet “The Breaks” — a two-woman show written by Drama School professor Deb »