Seniors reflect on time in Tufts performance groups

Venture onto any Tufts athletic field toward the end of the spring semester, and you are likely to encounter a Senior Day celebration. Complete with flowers, parents, balloons and occasionally tears, these festivities serve as both a long-awaited culmination to seniors’ athletic careers at Tufts and a bittersweet send-off. At Tufts, however, this type of […]

3Ps’ ‘Red’ plunges into the mind of Mark Rothko

Visionary 20th-century artist Mark Rothko once claimed, “Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take the risk,” in a letter to the New York Times written with artist Adolph Gottlieb. Indeed, American playwright John Logan’s “Red” (2009), which is being performed on Balch Arena Theater by 3Ps (Pen, Paint, and […]

‘The Hungry Woman’ cast reflects on goal to captivate, challenge Tufts community

Tufts’ student theatre organization 3Ps presented “The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea” (1995), a play written by queer Chicana playwright Cherríe Moraga, from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18. Moraga’s play reimagines the ancient Greek myth of Medea and complicates contemporary social issues through a lens of queer Chicana narrative and Aztec lore. Following a revolution […]

Sneak peek: orientation productions ‘[title of show]’ and ‘Stop Kiss’

Between awkward icebreakers, Target runs and meals with your pre-orientation family, your orientation week can fill up fast. If you’re looking for entertainment and a peek into the campus arts scene, take some time out of your day this Sunday and Monday to catch one (or both!) of the orientation shows presented by Torn Ticket II and […]

Pen, Paint, and Pretzels’ ‘Melancholy Play’ has audience in stitches

Belly laughs rang through Balch Arena Theatre on Thursday during a performance of Pen, Paint, and Pretzels’ 2017 spring major. One could consider this an unexpected response to a production titled “Melancholy Play.” Although the play, written by Sarah Ruhl, deals with heavy topics like sadness and depression, the absurdities and witticisms of the script had audience […]

Do it this weekend: Nov. 18-20

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, here are some big shows to check out before the mini-vacation. You don’t want to miss any of these! FRIDAY Tufts Amalgamates Concert  Details: The Amalgamates’ latest show will feature a guest performance from the Brown University Derbies. No tickets required. When and Where: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Barnum […]

Alumni Spotlight: Nerd Squad Entertainment on the rise

How did Nerd Squad go from being a group text name to a blossoming production company settling in the heart of the entertainment industry, merely months after its inception? The answer is passion, unwavering commitment and dreams. And for them, it is only the beginning. The members of Nerd Squad Entertainment, a brand-new production company […]

Sneak peek: orientation productions

As Orientation Week continues, be sure to catch one of the orientation shows presented by Torn Ticket II and 3Ps (Pen, Paint and Pretzels), two of Tufts’ student-run theater groups. Here is a sneak preview of what they have in store for you: Ordinary Days Torn Ticket II is going back to the basics with “Ordinary Days.” The group […]

3Ps brings professor’s family history to stage with ‘After the Revolution’

Members of Tufts’ oldest student organization, theater group Pen, Paint and Pretzels (3Ps), have created a collaborative decision-making space for student directors to share and discuss production ideas. The group convened late last fall to hear proposals for major productions for the upcoming semester before ideas were voted on by the membership. One of the proposals came from junior Blair […]

3Ps fall major play ‘Defying Gravity’ focuses on the wonder of space, life itself

When the curtain parts, men and women dressed in clothing from the late-eighties walk around quietly, staring at Claude Monet’s paintings while a piano plays slowly in the background. Monet, played by senior Ed Rosini, begins a monologue as the viewers gather around a single painting. He talks about life and the final moments before death, […]