Trawling the props and costume depths

September 14, 2012 • 0
There’s a whole new world behind the wardrobe. There are no lions and witches and talking beasts, but rather the canvas fish, vampire coffins and wind machine of the Yale School of Drama’s costume and props collection. The YSD’s costume collection, located in an unassuming basement at 149 York St., is distinct from the props »

Yaledancers Spring Show

April 13, 2012 • 0
Three words describe the Yaledancers spring show: sharp, graceful and dangerous. The show features mostly contemporary dance with pieces set to pop or rock songs by musicians such as The Killers or Shakira — tracks that might easily turn up on the playlist for a suite party. However, the resemblance ends there. The Yaledancers show »

Millicent Marcus: Cineaste, Polymath, Cognoscenti of Italian Culture

March 30, 2012 • 1
Professor Millicent Marcus GRD ’74 is a professor in the Yale Italian department, who focuses on Italian culture through literature, history and film. She is also the curator of the 7th Italian Film Festival, which is running from March 29th – April 1st at the Whitney Humanities Center. WEEKEND sat down with Prof. Marcus to »
Silent film actress Pearl White (Mariko Nakasone DRA ’14) channels Amelia Earhart show.

A “Chamber” of hilarious insanity

March 2, 2012 • 0
Eight insane women walk into a boardroom. All expectations to the contrary, this is not the start of a bad bar joke. Rather, it is the central premise of Arthur Kopit’s “Chamber Music,” a one-act absurdist play directed by Katie McGerr DRA ’14. “Chamber Music” is staged at the Yale Cabaret, with a set that »

“Dracula” brings the absurd to the Yale Cabaret

February 17, 2012 • 0
Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is perhaps the most iconic vampire story ever written. It features a small band of friends who bravely hunt down and defeat Dracula in order to save their loved ones from the curse of vampirism. It is lush and dramatic, with noble protagonists, a depraved villain and a clear and thrilling plot. »

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ listens for sounds and silences

February 3, 2012 • 0
The Calhoun cabaret theater is small and bare, and on this particular occasion the set is surprisingly prosaic: a bed, a sofa, a cabinet and a few chairs are the only furnishings used throughout the two-and-a-half-hour show. But even if the performance took place in a bare concrete cell, it would make little difference, because »