“Independents” set sail, come home

December 2, 2011 • 0
With a plot that involves smuggled marijuana from Canada, a Pokémon-themed restaurant and Fruit by the Foot, “Independents” begins with a nonsensical feel. As the musical progresses, however, its plot takes a more pensive, philosophical turn that is at once entertaining and insightful. “Independents,” an original Yale musical, features a dynamic ensemble cast with an »

Q&A with Felicity Sheehy ’14, Connecticut Poetry Circuit Nominee

November 4, 2011 • 0
Every year, the English department nominates a student to represent Yale in the Connecticut Poetry Circuit. The contest judges accept one entry from each college in Connecticut, and from those nominees, five winners are chosen to participate in a reading series across various colleges in the state. Felicity Sheehy ’14, who was also a finalist »

Review: ‘Proof’ portrays mathematicians in heartache

October 21, 2011 • 0
Amidst a backdrop of familial tension and romantic strife, the cast and crew of “Proof” tackle a novel, audacious concept: the mixing of mathematics and emotion. The play, put on by a team of undergraduates, centers around the tumultuous relationship between a 25-year-old girl, Cathy (Marina Horiates ’15), and her mentally unstable but mathematically prodigious »

Born to be “Rey Planta”

October 14, 2011 • 0
“Better to not look at me so you don’t stop loving me,” says the King. Yale Cabaret’s performance of “Rey Planta” is full of lines like that—lines that are chilling, playful and tragic all at once. Translated from Spanish by Alexandra Ripp DRA ’13, Manuela Infante’s “Rey Planta” presents the thoughts of a paralyzed king »

‘Happiness’ falls flat

October 7, 2011 • 1
The HappyHap Project of Yale lures students into its “Perspectives of Happiness” photo exhibition ­— which debuted last Friday in the Silliman gallery space — with fluorescent sticky notes and cartoonish poster boards. Once inside, viewers are greeted by large photographs of smiling children from across the world, each meant to celebrate “intercultural understanding and »

Stitches are bitchin’ at SML

September 16, 2011 • 0
On the sign in Sterling Memorial Library marking the entrance to “Nature’s Own Shape,” a study of embroidery in early modern England, there reads a line of Shakespeare’s: “With her needle composes nature’s own shape. Of bud, bird, branch or berry that even her art sisters the natural roses.” Although the exhibit indeed features several »