Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Chatterton-Purdy Speaks of Icons of The Civil Rights Movement

By Lisa Linsley

November 24, 2009

Filed under Words

From Nov. 16 through Nov. 24, Pamela Chatterton-Purdy’s Icons of The Civil Rights Movement exhibit was featured in the Student Union Art Gallery. Chatterton-Purdy, a University of Massachusetts M.F.A. 1966 alum, spoke about h...

Demon barber to possess crowds at the FAC

By Alissa Mesibov

November 18, 2009

Filed under Theatre

The UMass Theater Guild’s production of Sweeney Todd opens tonight. The musical features a cast and artistic team composed almost entirely of UMass students. The plot surrounds the story of Benjamin Barker, a barber who returns to Lon...

Bilingual mastery made easy

By Haley Navarro

November 16, 2009

Filed under Words

Whether the reader is thinking about or actually attempting to raise a child bilingually, Barbara Zurer Pearson has written an accessible and informative how-to guide for raising a child to speak more than one language. In “Raising...

Slideshow: Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory

By Matthew Harrison

November 13, 2009

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Slideshows, Theatre, Web-Exclusive

Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory came to the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night for a fun-filled circus made up of former members of Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, and the Moscow Circus....

No cushion for the pushin’ in pokey phallic fable

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 9, 2009

Filed under Words

Christopher Behrens must think he’s a clever guy. The writer of the epically stupid novelty book “Penis Pokey,” apparently did not test his product before publisher Quirk Books picked it up for distribution. The book wi...

Genetic Imperfection shadows soon-to-be cult classic “Repo”

By Alissa Mesibov

November 1, 2009

Filed under Theatre

On Friday, Oct. 30, Genetic Imperfection of South Hadley presented their first annual Halloween production of “Repo: The Genetic Opera” at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The group of performers mimicked, or “shadowe...

‘Repo: the Genetic Opera’ to show in Northampton

By Alissa Mesibov

October 29, 2009

Filed under Theatre

“Repo: The Genetic Opera,” is a horror musical directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, of Saw fame. Set in the year 2056, Repo introduces us to a world where one company, GeneCo, has control. In this world, surgery is commonplace...

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…and again and again

By Alissa Mesibov

October 26, 2009

Filed under Theatre

For most people “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a film to see once a year for Halloween. This is not the case for the Come Again Players of South Hadley, Mass. Every Saturday at midnight, this troupe of everyday locals transform into the characters from the cult classic. They mimic, or “...

Post-Cold War View on “West Side Story”

By Steven Baum

October 21, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Throughout October, Amherst Cinema will be screening three classic films from the 1950s: "Rebel Without a Cause," "West Side Story," and "Jailhouse Rock." The films are being shown as part of an exhibition entitled, "The 1950s:...

Poetic talent portrayed at Amherst Cinema

By Chelsea Whitton

October 20, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts

Amherst Cinema was center stage for three recognized poets last Thursday night. The event was presented by the University of Massachusetts Juniper Initiative for Arts and Action, the UMass Fine Arts Center and the Going Public...

Student comedy group to sketch out new performance

By Elyse Horowitz

October 15, 2009

Filed under Comedy

The University of Massachusetts’ student sketch comedy group, Sketch 22, will be performing Saturday night, October 17, at 8 p.m. in the Herter Hall Annex. Sketch 22, which currently is made up of 12 members, performs self-written...

UPC hosts talent show

By Rachel Dougherty

October 14, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Tuesday night’s Registered Student Organization (RSO) talent show marked the first in a series of Homecoming events organized by the University Programming Council (UPC). The show was hosted by guest comedian Tim Young and featured...