How Hanover has changed me

While I’m only a sophomore, and I really don’t feel like I’ve changed that much, I know that I have since the start of school two years ago. Like a lot of incoming college students, coming to Hanover I saw college as a new chance to start over a little bit, to reinvent myself. A…

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“Harvest” by Manjula Padmanabhan

If you could sell your organs, would you? What if you were alive? This is the premise of this upcoming weekend’s production of “Harvest” by Delhi-based playwright Manjula Padmanabhan. Her award-winning play is a healthy mix of the film “Repo Men” and George Orwell’s classic novel “1984.” Set in a near-future dystopian slum, ravaged by…

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Production and strike in HC Theatre

Before Thanksgiving break, HC Theatre finished up their production of Oscar Wilde’s most famous work, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” With this production, I got an even better look at the backstage portion of theatre by working crew. While my schedule only permitted me to work on Tuesdays (and some odd days here and there),…

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Finding Where You Fit

I’ve never really written about this before, but for so many people at Hanover it’s a major part of their lives. That’s right, I’m talking about friendships and relationships. I’d love to say college is all about studying and résumé building, but that would be a lie. There is always that personal side to life…

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“70 Scenes of Halloween”

Through all my years in the theater (okay, so it’s only been a year and a half), I haven’t done much in terms of the technical side of theater production. However, this semester I was determined to change that. While I acted in the first show of the season, this next show is all tech…

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A weekend of the arts

This past weekend was an absolute blast. Between the Chautauqua Festival in Madison, Ind., and rehearsal for a theater performance, this weekend was filled with the arts and couldn’t have been better. This last Saturday and Sunday was the annual Chautauqua Festival. It’s a big event every year on the third weekend of September, and…

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The train stops here

Six months ago, I started a journey that would end this past Monday. An audition where I performed something from Shakespeare’s “MacBeth,” (which I later found out is my director’s least favorite playwright and of the Bard’s works, his least favorite) actually landed me a spot on the cast for the Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre….

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I’ve been everywhere, man

If you keep up with my blogging, you know that I went to Chicago a few weekends ago for my birthday. It was a lot of fun, and the closest I’ve been to my home since Christmas. Well, this past weekend I wound up there again, for business rather than pleasure. Not to say that…

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Let me tell you about Dale

Dale is this charming little town of about 1500 people in southern Indiana. This is the second year that the Rivers Institute has sent its traveling theatre troupe to perform there. Last year, the RITT did a children’s show all summer, and the town of Dale absolutely ate it up. They loved it so much…

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